If you are looking for the best way to streamline your kitchen then this list of Kitchen organization tools will get you off to a great start. Add this tip to your simple kitchen organization list and take another step closer to creating a home you love to be in.
There is nothing more frustrating to cook in than a messy kitchen. I know this first hand. Having to clear off the room just to start dinner was a daily routine for me and after fighting an uphill battle being the only girl in a house full of boys and men I gave up.
Eventually, I did come around I am happy to say and if you are still on the fence I hope this article will help you jump in.
Whether you have a large kitchen medium or small, being organized in this room will help you to not only cook more often but to also create a space that the entire family enjoys gathering in.
Today it’s all about the tools for reaching that target goal. No, we are not looking to be picture perfect. We are just looking for a way to keep things where they belong that is easy to stick with. Lucky for us there are tools you can use to help do just that. Organizing tools just for the kitchen will not only make it easier to keep your room neat but fun as well.
Kitchen Organization Tools You are Going to Love
If you’re like most people, your kitchen is one of the most cluttered areas of your home. Between the cabinets, appliances, and countertops, it can be hard to find a spot to put anything down. And when you finally do get everything tucked away, somehow it’s all disorganized again the next day. Let’s take a look at what we can use to make things easier to keep put away in a neat and organized way.
For the Kitchen Cabinets
Before we start looking at organizers for your cabinets let’s talk about what you have where. Do you have a streamlined setup that makes it easy and efficient to cook, clean, and do the other activities you do in this room?
Maybe you never thought about it before because you have become used to where you keep your dishes and spices and pots and pans. But let me ask you this. If you were to walk into your kitchen for the very first time, is this how you would set it up? If not, take some time to do a little relocation work. You can use kitchen zones to help you know for sure just what will work best stored in each area.
Now we can take a look at some fun and genius ways to keep the inside of your kitchen cabinets neat and easy to keep that way.
If you are tight on cabinet space then use organizers to double up the room you have. Shelf risers are the most common to use and they are quite inexpensive. These are great for spices, canned goods, coffee cups, or glasses. You can also use cabinet shelves to really give you more options as to what you can keep inside.
For the Kitchen Pantry
It just amazes me how this one small space is meant to hold so many things. This is that one area that does need organizers to keep it streamlined. My favorite being Jute baskets. I love them so much that I have my entire pantry organized using them.
A few other organizers that you can use to streamline your kitchen pantry are rotating trays. These are especially great in a corner and will work not only in your pantry but in your cabinets and even your refrigerator. Use them to hold jars, cans, themed foods, pouches, and even spices.
If you are tight on space and wish you had more, then using a door organizer is a great solution for you. They have soft organizers that you can remove quickly and solid organizers that are a more permanent solution. Either way, you can add in so much more storage that will hold any kind of food.
What should I keep in a pantry door organizer?
If you are using a soft organizer you will want to store items that are more lightweight.
- Bags of chips
- Paper products
- Lunch snacks
- Food storage containers
If you are using a heavy-duty organizer you have a few more options.
- Canned goods
- Baking supplies
The trick is to store items that your family uses where they can get to them easily leaving the rest of the area for meal ingredients, extra appliances, and bulk food items.
For the Kitchen Counter
This can be the area that tends to get the most cluttered so organizers are going to be key here. Remember less is more when it comes to keeping things out on your counters. I also understand that you may not have a choice especially if you are short on space. Here are a few options to help organize what you do need to keep out.
- Trays for holding oils.
- Baskets for holding paper clutter like incoming mail.
- Rotating trays to hold spices and oils.
- Dish organizer for near your sink.
- Pretty floral tray for holding vitamins, keys, or misc.
Before you hit the stores, take a look at what you have lying out. Ask yourself, does this really need to be here? If not where can you keep it that makes more sense? If yes, what can you use to keep these items altogether? This will help you to choose the best option for the setup you have.
For the Kitchen Walls
Whether you are in a small kitchen or a super tiny one, the walls are a great area to look at if you are needing more space.
There are so many shelving options available that you can use to hold just about anything you can think of. Here are a few ideas.
- Shelf to hold cookbooks.
- Wall organizer to hold cooking magazines, potholders, and even cutting boards.
- Wall shelf to hold oils and spices.
Where can I store extra kitchen appliances?
So many times we are tempted to keep out all the things until our counters are so full of stuff we have no room left for cooking or prepping for meals. You have a few options for storing small appliances.
- You can keep extra appliances on the floor of your kitchen pantry, in an appliance garage, or on a closet shelf.
- You can use a rolling kitchen cart to hold extra appliances, cookbooks, and even serving dishes.
For the Refrigerator
This is another area that really does well when organizers are used. Not only will it keep your food streamlined but you will be able to use up that valuable fresh produce without worrying that it will spoil.
I like to use plastic bins in the fridge with nice big labels telling what is kept inside. These are super durable and can hold just about anything. And bonus they look nice as well.
The trick here is to see what foods your family eats and use containers to keep the like items together. A few ideas are:
- Sturdy bins to hold dairy, drinks, or snacks.
- Containers to hold precut foods.
- Containers to hold leftovers.
- Bins to hold produce.
So now that you know about all of the different kitchen organizing tools and products out there to help keep your kitchen neat, it’s time for you to pick the ones that will work best for you. Hopefully, our list gave you some good ideas and showed you how fun and helpful kitchen organizers can be. But don’t forget- these tips are only useful if you actually use them!
Make a plan, get organized, and prepare delicious meals your whole family will love, and use the kitchen organization tools to keep your kitchen neat and put away.