65 Ingenious Kitchen Organization Tips And Storage Ideas

Being organized is one of the first things we learn yet we’re having trouble with it even as adults. Kitchen organization is one of the trickiest things, simply because there are so many little things you need to pay attention to. Cabinets and drawer are not enough anymore. It’s time you considered a few more ingenious solutions.

Wall storage.

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The Fastbo from Ikea can transform your backsplash into an organized storage area. Hang items you use on a daily basis with hooks on a rod. Perfect for utensils and even planters.{found on ikea}.

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Try to squeeze as many things in one space as you can. A wall-mounted shelf for pots and jars, magnetic spice storage on the side and all your utensils right in front of you.{found on ikea}.

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Make cutlery and utensil storage pockets using cutting boards and fabric napkins or hand towels. They’re great if you want to add a rustic touch to your kitchen décor.

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Re-purpose items and don’t be afraid to experiment. For example, a rake can be turned into a great storage solution for your kitchen utensils. Mount it on the wall and use the teeth as hooks.

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All the pots and pans take up a lot of space if you store them in cabinets and they’re difficult to organize too. A much more practical solution would be to hang them on a wall with hooks. Store them high on the wall, above the backsplash.

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Use clothespins to hang kitchen towels. Apply a strip of double-sided tape to the back of wooden clothespins and them stick them on the wall. Clip your kitchen towels in.

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It’s also very practical to have a designated space for all the things that need to be stored in the kitchen, like a board on the wall with hooks and pins for everything, from pots to wooden spoons and oven gloves.

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Maximize the storage capacity of your kitchen pantry with wall-mounted containers. Label them so you know where to look for the thing you need.

Spice storage.

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Put all your spice jars in order. Store and organize them with a spice rack. This one has tiny compartments of equal dimensions and the tiny jars fit perfectly in there.{found on ninered}.

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You can also store your spices in a drawer. But don’t just throw them all in there. Organize them in rows so you can read the labels.

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Shelves are also practical for storing spices. Reserve some space in your kitchen island. If you want, you can hide them behind closed doors.

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If you’d rather save space in your cabinets and drawers, display your spices on wall-mounted shelves. They’re easier to grab and you can place them anywhere you want.

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It’s a lot better to have all the spices organized in rows and all in one place. Here’s a compact and practical solution.

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Store the spices under the cabinet with a pull-out organizer that slides back in to save you space and to reduce clutter.

Pot lid storage.

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Finding storage for all your pots may prove to be difficult but what about the lids? They can be stored above the stove if you install a towel bar.

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Store the lids inside the cupboard along with the pots. This container rolls in an out so it’s very practical and easy to use.

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Install bars on the inside of your cabinet doors. This way the lids won’t slide and roll out and you can store them safely.

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Store the pot lids on hooks under the kitchen cabinets. Install the hooks under the cabinet and space them out so the lids fit comfortably.

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You can use a towel rack to make storage for lids. The rack can be installed on the inside of cabinet doors, inside the pantry or on the wall.{found on instructables}.

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If you’ve decided to store your pots in a deep pull-out drawer, then you could have a drawer for the lids placed just above that. They can both be hidden behind the same panel.

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Make shelving for your pot lids and install it on the wall. You can buy a lid rack like this one or improvise and make your own version or repurpose a few things.

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Store the pots and pans with hooks on a wall-mounted rail and attach each lid to the corresponding pan. Just slide the handle of the lid down the handle of the pan.

Pantry organization.

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If you keep your pantry organized, you won’t want to clean it as often. Use pull-out drawers to store and organize all the little items.

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Use the corner spaces efficiently and get extra pantry space with these lazy susans. They’re great for organizing cans, jars and other things.

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Another great trick is to label everything. If you’re using baskets, unless they’re transparent, you should put labels on. The same thing goes for other containers.

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Make the most of your pantry by choosing the right type of shelving. For example, these shelves wrap around the pantry and let you see everything without having to dog through big piles.

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Design your pantry the same way you design a walk-in closet. There should be a variety of storage solutions, like drawers, shelves, wine racks, etc.

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Don’t limit yourself to the space inside the pantry. You can also use the inside of the doors as well. Install racks to maximize the storage space.

Countertop storage.

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It’s actually better not to store things on the countertop if you can find other solutions but sometimes it’s more practical to have the basic things right there when you need them.

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This is actually an old chicken feeder repurposed to serve as storage for the kitchen. It’s great for keeping all the basic items in one place.

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Store your counter bottles in a tray or basket. Aesthetically, it looks better and it’s also practical. You can move the whole set wherever you need it.

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Get all the loose stuff you have on the countertop organized. Place your salt and pepper shakers, olive bottles and everything else in a tray. If it has handles, then it’s even better.

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If you want to store your kitchen utensils on the countertop, then you should organize them. Get three tall containers and label them. One is for baking, one for cooking and one for serving utensils.{found on craftsbyamanda}.

Organizing the drawers.

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The main problem with drawers is that they’re difficult to organize. A clever way to make the most of kitchen drawers is by organizing them diagonally so all the utensils fit.

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Also, it’s practical to have drawer dividers so you can better organize everything inside as opposed to just throw everything in there.{found on kevinandamanda}.

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Keeping all your knives in a drawer is not exactly safe unless you have a knife block. You save space and you don’t have to worry about cutting your fingers when digging for the right knife.{found on askannamoseley}.

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Set up big compartments in your deep drawers and you can have built-in storage for onion, garlic, potato and other stuff. Perfect for the area right below your cutting board.

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Here’s another practical way of using drawer space. These deep organizers are perfect for kitchen utensils and cutlery.

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Store spices in drawers but make sure you organize them nicely. Put them in rows and, if there’s some space left, fill it with a box or something else to prevent the spice jars for rolling around.

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Partitioned dishwasher drawers are very practical, especially if you place them next to the dishwasher. Use pegs to organize the dishes and to keep them in place.

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If you have pull-out drawers inside your kitchen cabinets, you should label them. For example, one drawer can be dedicated to spices, another one to sweets and so on.{found on abeautifulmess}.

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The drawer right under the kitchen sink or cutting board area can be dedicated to storing vegetables. You can have wooden dividers inside or place them in crates.

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Keep all your kitchen towels nice and organized in a special drawer. Different compartments of different dimensions correspond to different types of towels.

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Dedicate a big drawer to recycling and garbage bins. A smaller drawer right above that one can be for garbage bags, gloves and sponges.

Behind closed doors.

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Be smart and use every inch of space. For example, the inside of cabinet doors can be used for storing spices like in this case.

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You can use dedicate a cabinet door to measuring cups. Use chalkboard paint and write down all the equivalents.{found on manditremayne}.

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Install a magazine rack to the interior of your cabinet doors and use it to store wax paper and other similar supplies.

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Get yourself a pocket organizer for things like gloves, brushes, sponges and other cleaning supplies and organize them on the cabinet door, under the sink.{found on imperfecthomemaking}.

Under the sink.

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As it turns out, the space under the sink doesn’t necessarily have to be dead space if you use it correctly. You can hang your cleaning supplies on a rod and everything else can be stored in boxes.

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Keep things clean and simple with a pull-out drawer. You can put dividers in if you want or you can simply store there all the basic cleaning products.

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Aside from a pull-out drawer, you can also have wire baskets installed on a shelf board. You can store there things like towels and sponges.{found on craftsalamode}.

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A heavy-duty metal pull-out drawer is also great for storing and organizing all the cleaning supplies that usually pile up under the sink.

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It’s customary to have the garbage bins placed under the sink, behind cabinet doors. But don’t waste all that space just for that. You can also squeeze in your cleaning products, nicely arranged in a basket.{found on askannamoseley}.

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Make the most of the space under the sink. Organize everything in baskets and boxes, hang towels from hooks on the inside of the doors and install a rack up there too.{found on sweetparrishplace}.

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If you do decide to store things on the inside of the cabinet door, then make sure you leave room for them inside.{found on organizinghomelife}.

Two individual storage bins should be enough to keep all your everyday cleaners and similar items organized under the sink.{found on julieblanner}.

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The whole point here is to be ingenious and to compartmentalize everything as best you can. Use different types of containers.{found on hisugarplum}.

Wire Baskets.

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There are tons of uses for wire baskets in the kitchen. For example, use them to store and organize kitchen utensils and brushes.

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You can also use wire baskets for vegetables. Label them to it’s easier to grab the ingredient you need. Perfect for the pantry or for cabinets.

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Install a wire basket on the side of the kitchen island or cabinet and use it to store your cutting boards. You can also use it as a towel rack.{found on vintagemellie}.

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Use wire baskets to get extra storage in your kitchen cabinets. For example, they can fit under the shelves.

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Make the most of your kitchen island with wire baskets. Mount them on the side and use them to store all sorts of things, from cutting boards to plates and towels.{found on goldenboysandme}.

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Wire baskets are also great for storing kitchen books. Mount them on the wall like this and you can use as cubbies.

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Another useful idea is to store wooden spoons and kitchen utensils in baskets which you can mount on the wall or the inside of a cabinet door.

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These wire baskets are similar to paper towel racks. Hang them on a rod under the cabinet and use them to store vegetables and fruits or the ingredients you plan on using right away.

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And don’t forget the kitchen pantry. Baskets are extremely useful here. Wire baskets don’t necessarily need labels.