Here are my top 10 kitchen organizing tips that will create your dream kitchen.
Organizing the kitchen to make it a beautiful and functional space can be fun and bring many benefits to your daily life.
From saving time when prepping your meals to saving money when shopping for them, there are many reasons to tackle your kitchen organization. However, my favorite reason is to make me feel good every time I walk into my kitchen.
Having an organized kitchen will give you a sense of ease and order when you enter the space to prep a meal, share time with friends and family, or grab your morning coffee.
1. Think Outside the Drawer
Be creative when organizing your pots and pans.
This niche in the kitchen was painted in black chalkboard paint and fitted with nice, uniform, modern hooks to create whole new industrial style pots & pans wall corner.
Here, additional shelving made the best use of the space, creating storage for containers. Place your most-used ingredients here for easy reach.
This kind of DIY organization project is inexpensive, can usually be completed in a day or over a weekend, and really gives you extra function and extra style in your kitchen.
2. Decorate and Save Money on Your Groceries.
This is a fun organizing project that will greatly affect your health and finances and make your pretty kitchen prettier.
Building your very own wall-mounted mason jar planter can be a great weekend DIY project. You can do it by yourself or with your kids.
With a few simple elements and some fresh potted herbs from the farmers market, gardening store, or grocery, you can create this beautiful- and delicious- element in your kitchen. Don’t want to build your own? Buy yours here or here!
3. Use Open Shelving to Store and Display
The white shelves over the classic subway tile allow your accessories and jars to shine in this design.
Show off the items you love and use the most and save time (and steps) in the kitchen by utilizing open shelving to both displays and keep your kitchen items within reach.
Open shelving is also a smart solution for kitchens that lack cabinet space. Adding shelves will give you plenty of extra space at a fraction of the cost of cabinet installation.
4. Bring Charm to Everyday Items
Most people spend a lot of time in their kitchen. Whether you love to cook or not, the kitchen is a space visited many times during the day. The kitchen is also a favorite gathering space for visitors and family.
By bringing beautiful accessories and organizing this space with charm, you’ll make it just the way you like it and enjoy being here so much more.
Use a beautiful appetizer dish or tray to corral all you need by the sink (or cooking area). Place your dish soap in beautiful containers and voilá; you have a pretty station.
5. Put the Pantry in a Drawer
Using uniform food containers, you can organize your pantry in a drawer and place all your grains, flour, sugar, and pasta next to your cooking station.
The jars in this image look a lot like IKEA’s 365 Food Storage Containers. Ranging from $1.99 to $3.99 makes this an affordable kitchen organizing project.
Identify each container with labels placed on the lid. Not only does this look fantastic, but it is also a huge time saver when you are cooking.
6. Create Stations
Create “activity related” stations to simplify daily life. If you love coffee and work a lot from home, like me, you can create a cute and practical corner with all you need for your coffee break.
And, if you love baking, organizing a baking station will make creating your next batch of yummy cupcakes and cookies even more fun.
Show off that gorgeous mixer and bowls of yours and get your bake on.
7. Don’t Stack, File.
Instead of stacking serving platters, baking pans, and sheets, file them using shelf organizing tools that are inexpensive and easy to install. Imagine not having an avalanche of plates, platters, and baking sheets fall out of the cabinet each time you need to use one.
Dreamy, right? this simple fix will seriously elevate your organized kitchen status.
8. Who Needs Cabinets in a Small Kitchen?
Installing IKEA wall organizers (don’t you love them?), like shelves and bars with hooks, this chef made the best use of the wall when organizing a small kitchen. This tip for organizing your kitchen is perfect for city dwellers who may have small kitchens, as well as those who rent.
These shelves are a great way to add extra kitchen storage in a semi-permanent way so they can be removed if needed when you move.
9. End the Corner Torture
Organizing a deep shelf pantry and shelves can be painful and will always make you reach “all the way in” to reach for that can of beans.
A simple and easy solution is to place turntables on your corners, making it super simple to grab whatever you need. You can also see better what you already have, avoiding buying doubles when you are grocery shopping.
10. Use Uniform Containers
This is a great way to turn even the smallest cabinet into a functional and beautiful pantry. Remove all store packagings from your dried goods, beans, grains, and pasta, and use uniform containers to store them.
Add cute labels to finish up the kitchen organizing project.
What’s your favorite kitchen organizing solution or challenge? I’d love to know in the comments!
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Hy, Thank you for your attention….I love to receive your correspondance….My case is my kitchen is too small, 3 x 2..!! and has a four cabinets with its doors….ok..I hate this kitchen, it was when I moved, and I thougt may be I could to fix, but…noo,,,I hate the kitchen in my apartment…I would like to have ideas …. My country is in a economic crisis, and everything is very very expensive to buy , to change our homes, and everything is very hard to make, but I must change this in my home, and in my life.
Thank you for helping me….I hope you can do it….Regards
Excuse my english, I have forgot by the time..sorry….Beatriz
This post made me a bit sad because I don’t have the space for most of these things in my tiny apartment kitchen. However, the last one is relevant to me – I discovered Tupperware Modular Mates back in the 80s and they continue to be my best space-saving tool in the kitchen. I would buy more but I think my husband might leave me if I do. 😉
Small kitchens are a challenge but they have a great upside: they require very little time to clean up! ????
I’m happy you found the Modular Mates. I love space-saving tools and gadgets in any room of the house.
I love the idea of making a pantry in drawers. So many of today’s kitchen don’t have a lot of upper cabinets, so you have to find storage space somewhere else. I also love the idea of putting collections of useful items on a tray to make for easy cleaning.
I came to love drawers in the kitchen as well and I currently live in a house with only lower cabinets next to the washer, making it so hard to organize the way I’d like.
Whether small or large, the kitchen is the hub of the home. Therefore, careful planning is required to ensure a kitchen that’s both beautiful and highly functional.