some kitchen organizing tips


Get rid of everything that doesn't belong in the kitchen. If your countertops are constantly cluttered because everyone just uses the countertops as a ‘drop zone” then you need to reevaluate a better “drop-zone”—maybe in your entryway. (keys, glasses, phones, mail, etc.)

Make better use of space in your pantry and cupboards by getting rid of bulky packaging. Clear canisters let you see when you're running low on staples. See-through wire baskets are good too.


Use risers. These give your cabinets twice as much surface space. Risers let you double the space in your cabinet because you can put plates or bowls underneath it or on top of it.

It’s also really good if you can’t adjust your shelves in your cabinet or if there’s just a lot of extra vertical space. 

Squeeze a little extra storage out of your kitchen by adding height with shelving units. Installing open shelving instead of cabinets is not only an easy and efficient way to hold dishware, but also a trendy option for an open-concept kitchen design.

Fancy dishes and platters you don't use every day don't need to be stored in the kitchen.

One of the main contributors to kitchen chaos is tons of mismatched food storage containers. You only need a few types of storage containers to maximize the amount of space you have in your cabinets.


Keep a junk drawer in the kitchen. In general the goal of a junk drawer is to provide a place to store all of those little odds and ends that don't quite fit in anywhere else. In your kitchen, this might be your scissors, rubber bands, twist ties, menus, tape, batteries, stickies, pens, etc. None of these items belong in the utensil drawer but they're  frequently & should be stored out of sight. Your kitchen won’t stay organized all by itself. It’s up to you to give it the care and attention it needs to remain functional and attractive.