If you enjoy cooking at home and want to make that process more manageable and less stressful, kitchen organization can be an absolute godsend! Even if you aren’t a big home cook, chances are you have kitchen items that need organizing.
There are many different ways to organize a kitchen, and each organization system will be as unique as the kitchen and the cook. It should be practical, easy to reach what you need when cooking, and achievable to maintain.
Do you want to learn how to organize your kitchen cabinets, open shelves, islands, pantries, and more without breaking the bank? Follow this road map of our best kitchenware storage ideas to a beautifully organized kitchen.
1. Hang floating shelves or use open shelving
Going vertical can be a good solution if you are dealing with minimal kitchen storage. Use your wall or ceiling space to organize everything in plain sight when you lack built-in storage.
Open shelving works in a small or large kitchen to maximize space. It gives an airy and spacious feel which is attractive and improves access. When kitchen items are within reach and visible to the eye, cooking can become more accessible.
Hanging floating shelves is another great way to store kitchenware. The biggest perk is their added space, allowing you to use walls and counters still.
2. Utilize a peg board or hooks for the walls
Pegboards are inexpensive, easy to install and adjust to fit any size of space. You can hang them on the walls or attach them to the backs of doors. They come in various colors and styles; you can buy them in plastic, wood, or metal.
Hang pot racks or hooks on the wall to free up space and make it easy to grab the item for cooking. Make sure to use the correct size hook for the wall material and the size of the item you want to hang on it.
3. Label pantry containers
Kitchen storage containers come in various shapes and sizes, but an important tip is to label them. Nowhere is this more important than your spice rack or pantry shelves! Also, carefully label individual bottles of spice jars, bottles of vinegar, oils, and canned goods with the item’s name and date.
4. Incorporate clear containers
Use clear containers (glass or plastic) in your pantry or cabinets to organize your food and clearly label it. The benefit of using clear containers is you can easily see what’s stored inside, so you don’t have to open every container to find what you need.
Clear containers are often used for dry goods like cereal, pasta, beans, and rice, but they can also work in the fridge to hold smaller condiments or produce, like grapes or celery sticks.
5. Use organizers in kitchen drawers and shelves
Store your pots and pans in the cabinet, using a wire rack to arrange them by size or type. This will allow more space on your countertops for food preparation.
When it comes to your kitchen utensils, drawer organizers come in handy. The key is to find the right fit for your drawer or cabinet and make sure you can close and open the drawers without hassle.
Organize drawers and shelves to store all cooking utensils and preparation items in one place, making them easy to find when needed. It saves space on your countertops and cabinets, making the kitchen more functional and organized.
6. Work with baskets and bins
Baskets and bins are fantastic for storing kitchenware. Place them on a shelf or countertop to house those one-purpose appliances or occasional kitchen tools.
Wire or wicker baskets and bins are sturdy and versatile and can be easily stored in a cupboard or on the countertop. For items like root vegetables, wood and wicker baskets breathe well. If you are storing heavier items, like cans of food, wire baskets will hold up better.
7. Organize similar tools and group them together
You can store your kitchenware based on the following:
- frequency of use
- color or
When organizing your kitchen, consider factors like the frequency of use of each object. Try not to put too many objects in one place, making it harder for others to find what they are looking for. The best system for your kitchen is one that is easy for you and your family members to understand and follow.