For a lot of people, the kitchen is where the magic happens. It’s a sacred place that is all theirs, and so they want to organize it just right. But where to begin? There are too many awkward kitchen utensils and Tupperware that it is almost impossible to utilize space correctly.
Luckily, there are kitchen organization hacks that might spark some creativity! So, grab a drill, a hammer, and maybe a pegboard or two, because you’re going to have major kitchen-inspiration after looking over these hacks.
Use A Six-Pack To Organize Condiments
If you have small condiment bottles in your fridge, then you know they can fall over and become a jumbled mess. Not to worry, we have a solution! Try using a cardboard six-pack to help organize all of the bottles.
Just stick the pack in one of the door shelves so it is out of the way of the main area, and place all of the bottles neatly in the sleeves. You’ll never have to worry about bottles falling out of the fridge when you’re opening the door again!
Put A Tension Rod Underneath The Sink
It can be difficult trying to organize your cleaning bottles underneath your sink so it doesn’t look like a graveyard of supplies. Thankfully, there is an easy hack to keep the underbelly of your sink nice and organized.
Grab a tension rod from a hardware store and set it up between the walls of the cabinet. You can then hang the bottle triggers on the rod so you don’t have to worry about them falling over.
Use An Empty Tissue Box As A Plastic Bag Holder
An empty rectangular tissue box is the perfect storage space for extra plastic bags that you want to keep “just in case.” All you need to do is thumbtack the box to the inside of a cabinet. Piece of cake!
This is one of those hacks that will make you think, “why didn’t I think of this sooner.” Now, all you have to do is remember it’s there and not go back to the old “plastic bag drawer” habit.
Use A Closet Rack To Organize Your Canned Goods
If you have leftover closet racks, we have a DIY project for you! the leftover racks can be made into canned good organizers in your kitchen. You’re going to want to trim the racks to the cabinet dimensions, lean the back of it at a slight upward angle, and then screw the front into place.
This way, you don’t have to worry about going through each can until you find the soup you want! And it makes it easier to take inventory of your supply.
Add A Wire Rack To Your Fridge For Optimal Space
This hack may seem simple, but it is going to vastly change the way you look at your refrigerator. Stand back and watch your organization game grow stronger with the addition of a wire rack in your fridge.
The rack is virtually making another shelf for you to be able to store all of your groceries. Meaning, you no longer have to worry about space and stacking things on top of one another!
Put A Lazy Susan In Your Fridge To Avoid Knocking Things Over
A messy fridge makes for a messy person. Not to mention that food that is hiding in the back will probably never see the light of day until its funky smell is finally found. Don’t worry, there is a way to avoid the funk!
Install a Lazy Susan on one of your fridge shelves to hold condiments, plastic and glass containers, and other small things. The makeshift merry-go-round will make it so nothing goes to waste because you can grab things ten times faster.
Functional Decor To Save Drawer Space
A bunch of wooden kitchen wear such as wood utensils and cutting boards, and even a nice cast iron skillet, can be a pain to try and store without taking up too much room. Well, we’re here to tell you not to use up your valuable drawer and cabinet space.
Instead, think about using those kitchen items as decor on your walls! It will save you money on buying decorations. Not to mention that it will give your lovely kitchen a homey, rustic feel. Just make sure you hang everything where you can reach it.
Spice Racks Are Our Best Friends
Spice racks are nothing new, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t utilize the little storage unit. Dinnertime can get very hectic if you’re sifting through a million and five different spices just to get to the oregano. And is that cumin spilled all over the cabinet?
The answer: spice rack. Embrace it! The little rack can be neatly placed back in the spice cabinet, or, if you’re feeling creative, affixed to the cabinet door.
Stick Tins To Your Fridge For A Makeshift Spice Rack
For starters, this DIY spice rack trick looks super fancy and way more complicated then it actually is. And two, by utilizing this organization hack you are clearing up a lot of cabinet space for other items!
Purchase magnetic spice tins from Bed Bath & Beyond, or another home goods store, fill them each with a separate spice, and stick them to the side of the fridge! Not only does it look cool, but now you have easy access to your spices. Pro tip: label the tins so you know which spice is which!
Use A Utensil Organizer For Easy Access
There are few things worse than going into a utensil drawer and not knowing where something is because of clutter. That’s where a drawer insert comes into play. They’re super cheap and beyond useful for helping organize weirdly shaped utensils.
Say goodbye to staring at your drawer as if it will personally tell you where the spatula is. Go out and get an insert, you’ll be very happy you did.
Use A Pool Noodle In Your Silverware Drawer
Have you ever accidentally slammed your silverware drawer, only to have your organizer find a new home in the back? Well, the good news is that you don’t have to worry about your knives mingling with your spoons anymore!
All you need is a fun summer pool toy, a noodle. Cut the noodle so it fits snuggly between the organizer and the back of the drawer. Once it’s inserted, you won’t have to worry about your organizer moving around!
An Over-The-Sink Cutting Board Will Keep Your Counter Clean
Over the sink cutting boards allow you to save precious counter space and cabinet space. Not to mention they’re just extra-long cutting boards so you might already have one lying around.
This little hack will also save you time on meal prep because you won’t have to worry about any vegetable or fruit peels and juices making it onto your counter or floor. This saves a lot of time cleaning up after cooking. As an added bonus, you can also hide dirty dishes underneath the board if any unexpected guests stop by.
Labeling System For Jars to Avoid Confusion
A labeling system for jars stored in a drawer will save you a lot of time. No more playing memory or guessing games with jar contents. You don’t have to be fancy, labeling can be something as simple as writing on a lid with a permanent marker.
But, if you’re like us, you like the bougie things in life. If so, we recommend running down to your nearest home goods shop and buy little chalkboard labels that you can customize! Just to give jars a bit of extra flare.
Store Those Awkward Pot Lids On The Wall
A simple hack to store those awkwardly shaped lids is to use a curtain rod! Make sure the rod is cut to specific dimensions, so the top doesn’t fall through, though. Once you have the perfect rod for the lids, screw it into a wall or the backside of a cabinet door.
Once the rod’s installed, slide your lids right on in. The lid handles will rest on the rod and you won’t have to struggle to put them away in a cabinet!
C-Clamp Paper Towel Holder
This organization hack is perfect for anyone that has a paper towel holder taking up counter space next to the sink. Not to mention it will make it so you don’t accidentally splash your paper towels while washing the dishes.
All you have to do is get two c-clamps and position them a paper towel roll width away from one another. Then, hold up the roll and push in the handles to hold it.
Hanging Fruit Baskets Save Room And Look Great!
If you’re a fruit lover, then you know there are times when there’s no available fridge or counter space for a lovely fruit bowl. Well, did you ever think about hanging the bowl from the ceiling or underneath a high cabinet?
This stylish solution will save you the headache of rearranging already organized food to make room for fruit. Not only is it convenient, but it will also provide a splash of color to your kitchen.
Use Office Supplies To Clear Counter Space
If you have mesh office supplies gathering dust in the back of a closet, why not use them to help organize your kitchen? The mesh wiring is perfect to hang above a sink to hold dish soap, rags, and a sponge.
And because the mesh allows for the water the drip through, drying everything off, you never again have to worry about your sponge sitting in water and getting all moldy!
Hanging Pots From The Ceiling Will Give You More Drawer Space
We only recommend this kitchen organization hack if you have a tall enough ceiling. No need to go around hitting your head on pots and pans. If you do have a good ceiling, then we recommend buying a stylish overhead rack that you’re able to hang your cooking wear on.
Not only will the rack buy you some valuable cabinet space for other things, but it will also serve as a pretty funky decoration in your kitchen! Pro tip: hang it over an island, if you have one.
Screw Mason Jar Lids To The Underside Of Cabinets
Although this might look complicated, it’s actually quite an easy DIY project! All you have to do is screw mason jar lids to the underside of a cabinet for a beautiful “floating” mason jar display.
The jars can then hold pasta, popcorn kernels, and even snacks like pretzels. The best part about this hack is that the options are endless. Not to mention your counter and cabinet space has just been cleared of any random boxed foods.
Pegboard Storage Keeps Everything In Your Sight
Pegboards are a great way to organize your kitchen, especially if your cabinets are overly cluttered with pots and pans. But this board isn’t just for stovetop wears, virtually anything can be hung from a pegboard.
Install the board on the best wall in your kitchen and then go crazy decorating it with utensils, rags, a shopping list, and even baskets that you can put non-perishable foods in. You now have a lot of open cabinet space to store other grocery items.