Don’t get overwhelmed by organizing your kitchen! Try these 10 easy kitchen organization tips, that will have you organized in no time!
It’s crazy that 2018 is flying past as quickly as 2017 did. It feels like Christmas was a week ago and now we’re almost into spring! This is when I really start getting my house back in order before the big spring clean begins.
If you’re trying to get organized too but you’re feeling overwhelmed, I’ve got one big tip for you: take it one room at a time. If you try to do every room at once it’ll be too much, but pick one room to focus on each day and organizing your entire house will be a breeze!
Today, I’m going to be focusing on the kitchen. I’m sharing 10 cheap and easy kitchen organization tips so that when it comes to cleaning, you don’t have to wade through the mess first. So, without further ado…
1. Kitchen Drawers
Make things easy to find in your kitchen drawers by using containers you already own and laying things flat.
In this post, my friend Susan from Organized 31 shares six easy-to-implement (and FREE!) tips to help you organize your kitchen drawers. An organized kitchen can make a huge impact on simplifying your daily routine and saves you time and stress. When you can’t find something in your drawers it can get very frustrating, so use these tips to tackle the clutter!
2. Kitchen Utensils
Whether you arrange them in a drawer or stand them in DIY mason jars, experiment and find your favorite way to display your utensils.
My utensil drawer has never been super messy but it wasn’t organized. In my mind, I had a method to the madness but whenever someone else would put the dishes away, things would get put in places I couldn’t find them. Oh, how wrong I was! In this post I show you how I organize my utensils, then I give you a few other ideas because I know everyone likes to do things a little differently.
3. The Pantry
Create the pantry of your dreams by reducing clutter, making things easier to find, and repurposing containers for easy storage.
How messy is your pantry? Is it meticulously organized or a complete mess? With an organized pantry, your kids can be more self-sufficient and you can find items more easily. These tips are perfect if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on buying organizing items. Here are 5 tips on how to organize the pantry for free!
4. Pots and Pans
Sort those pesky pots and pans once and for all by finding the best place to store them, stacking them in size order, and using baskets for the lids.
Pans can be the hardest things to organize in a kitchen. Sometimes they don’t stack, and then the lids have to go separately, and those darn handles can get right in the way! But worry not – with the right methods, including using pull-out drawers and baskets, you can get those pesky pans tidy and organized so reaching for a pan doesn’t cause chaos! Here are the tips.
5. A Small Fridge
A small fridge isn’t the end of the world – it just takes some good organizing! Use strong baskets to group similar products together and save a lot of space.
A while ago, when I moved house, I had to adjust to having a much smaller fridge than I had before. It was hard to get everything in, but once I came up with some great space-saving ways to organize it, it was much better! So, for all of you out there struggling with small fridges, have a look at these tips!
6. Tupperware Lids
The boxes are easy to stack, but what about the lids? Again, a simple dollar store basket comes to the rescue!
Tupperware lids are probably one of the most annoying things to store in most kitchens. You can stack your storage containers but what do you do with all the loose lids? The solution is easier than you might think… all you’ll need is a medium-sized basket from your local dollar store. This tip is so easy and it means those annoying lids can’t fall all over the place!
7. Papers on the Kitchen Counter
Get rid of paper clutter quickly and easily with flat, easy-to-store filing folders.
Do you have a pile of papers in your kitchen that looks a mess? I think everyone does and it’s enough to drive you crazy (and it takes up valuable counter space). Susan from Organized 31 is here with her top tips to get that paper clutter under control!
8. Kids’ Snack Food
To store kids snacks and lunchbox products, all you need is a basket – or better still, repurpose the containers the food came in!
This is another one of those organizing hacks that doesn’t require you to go out and splash loads of cash on some new organizing containers and gadgets. You can sort all of your kids’ snacks and lunchbox food using a couple of baskets and the containers they came in! You could use a few jars for loose snacks like nuts and trail mix, too. Whether you store it all in the kitchen drawers or the pantry, these tips work either way.
9. Under the Kitchen Sink
Prioritize what you use most and make sure those are the easiest to reach. Declutter and get rid of products you never use.
With everything to fit under the kitchen sink, including cleaning products, washing machine and dishwasher capsules, kitchen paper, and whatever else you put under yours, it can be a struggle to get it all in. Here are my tips for organizing under the kitchen sink, and if you have baskets lying around your house then it will cost you even less than $15!
10. Spices in a Drawer
Clear room on your work surface by storing spices in a drawer. Spice jars are cheap to buy and look great when they’re all lined up together!
Don’t want your spice jars all over the kitchen counter? If you want to stash them away in a drawer, they can be tricky to fit in – especially if the drawer is small. But with this useful tip, by spending just a few dollars at IKEA on some new spice jars, you can make them look tidy, colorful and pretty in your drawer! Plus it makes it so easy to see what’s what!
What do you think of these quick and easy kitchen ideas? I could keep going all day, but I’ll stop here for now. If you want to see a load more easy kitchen organization tips, you can find them under the right category on the blog.
Which tips do you want to try? Or do you have any to share with us?
See you next time!
This is a great list. Thanks for sharing Anna! laura
As the heart of the home, an organized kitchen is the foundation for an organized family, isn’t it? Thanks so much for sharing my kitchen organizing tips, Anna. And I love your tips for organizing kids’ snack foods.
Hi Anna, can you tell me where you got the white shelves? Thx
Hi Patty! I got the white shelves at IKEA. 🙂