Her spice cabinet was messy & cramped so she came up with 16 essential ways to organize kitchen
Sasha Alonzo 12/26/2015
Do you have too many cooks in a tiny kitchen? Gain peace of mind with these space saving ideas that will make cooking easy and your kitchen much less cluttered.
Say Goodbye To Messy Spice Cabinets
This no longer has to be a problem since you have a new way to stay organized.
Get Sneaky... And Spicy
Spices add a lot of flavor to our food and a lot of mess to our pantries and cabinets. Banish the shaker clutter with small wire baskets installed on empty walls like blogger domesticimperfection.com. It looks a whole lot more organized than leaving them loose in a cabinet, and you'll be able to find them easier, too!
Refrigerator Spice 'Rack'
Add magnets to the back of small, air-tight jars for an easy way to find your spices all in one place in a pinch! Putting together your containers is easy, but it is smart to take your time and get your spices organized before assembling. Mary at thekitchenpaper.com has some tips and tricks that are sure to be of help.
Contain Your Spice Packets
Are those loose packets of taco seasoning and meat rubs making you go a little crazy? Contain them with this simple DIY packet holder by oursecondhandhouse.com, using just an old Ziplock box and some wrapping paper!
Organize Drawers And Cabinets
On A Roll
Those boxes of trash bags from the big box store take up a lot of space, so unpack them and put them on a roll like Simply Organized! A quick trip the hardware store will save you headaches for years.
No Brainer Measuring Cup Board
Save space and the hassle of looking up measurements with this super easy and super useful measuring cup board. Find the right-sized measuring spoon or cup in a snap, and free up space in your kitchen utensils drawer.
Magazine Rack Roll Holder
Why devote a whole drawer to your foil, plastic wrap and wax paper when you can install a magazine rack inside a cabinet? The out-of-the-way rack makes finding the exact roll you need quick and easy.
Tupperware Lid Holder
No matter how organized and stackable your Tupperware bottoms are, the tops are always a mess! Contain them all in one place with a DIY holder, or just cut up an old shoe organizer! To learn how to make your own, visit blogger Little Adelaide Kate for step by step instructions.
Store Under Cabinets
Lids On The Bottom
Frequently-used ingredients like rice, pasta, sugar and more can be contained and out of the way by installing mason jar lids underneath your kitchen cabinets. You'll never have to move those canisters out of the way again!
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Incorporate racks and shelves
You've stacked those dishes as high as they can safely go, but you still need more room! Don't fear, wire baskets are here. Install them to the bottom of your cabinets like the household divas at apartmenttherapy.com, or renters can just find some stackable ones.
Line 'Em Up
Can your kitchen woes be as easy as a $10 kitchen organizer? If you're dealing with unruly plates, Tupperware lids and more, adding these slotted metal organizers to drawers and cabinets might be just the solution!
Add Extra Containers To The Fridge
Juice boxes, yogurt containers and sodas are small items that somehow take up a ton of space in the fridge. Using a plastic bin system from your favorite container retailer, get all of the small stuff in one, convenient place that's out of the way.
File Your Cutting Boards
Use a filing organizer to hold your cutting boards and thinner pans. Plus, they're easier to access this way!
Wire Shelf Produce Organizer
Use an old office wire shelf to store your citrus, apples, potatoes and onions. Now this is what we call taking care of business!
Let it hang
Hook It Up
For unwieldy kitchen goods, simple sticky hooks are a super solution when placed inside cabinets. Mixer attachments and more can be organized and out of the way with a peel of a sticker.
Contain Open Containers
For plastic containers of mashed potatoes and bread mixes, use a metal rack with hooks and attach items with binder clips. You'll have much more space below!
Pans To The Side
Learn how to make your own organizational space to keep pots, pans and lids from being thrown into a drawer. Learn the steps on Seed At The Table.
Save Your Space
Go big or go grand. No matter how you organize your kitchen, we could all use a bit more space. Use any of these ideas to experience the freedom of an easy-to-use kitchen.
Sources: FB Image: The Kitchen Paper