The kitchen is the heart of the home so show it some love with these easy and cheap organizing products for the kitchen to make your life easier.
I love a well-organized kitchen. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home, so why not show it some love as well?! Every few months you can find me in the kitchen, pulling everything out, and reorganizing. Sometimes it just starts to become a mess. Others I decide that I want to try something different to hopefully make my time in there a little easier. Other times it’s because I’ve changed what my priorities are when it comes to cooking. Whatever the reasoning, I have to have an organized kitchen.
Originally Published On: August 8, 2017
Last Updated On: June 17, 2020
Why have an Organized Kitchen?
When your kitchen is organized, it makes everything easier. You can find the ingredients you need and the utensils. The pots and pans aren’t buried behind other things and you aren’t making a mad dash for a pot holder before the food burns.
But having an organized kitchen can mean different things to different people. For me, it means everything has a place and I can find it when I need it.
My kitchen is constantly changing. When I get in the mood to do a lot of baking, I rearrange so my baking ingredients are near the front. After the holidays, I often receive new kitchen tools or organizing products. So, of course, I am then in there again making room for things.
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My Favorite Organizing Products for the Kitchen
Command Hooks: These have many great uses, such as hanging your cleaning cloths inside a cabinet, hanging your mixer attachments in a pantry to save space, etc. I prefer to get the ones with metal hooks since we are trying to reduce plastic.
Stackable Storage Bins, open on the front: I use these for storing my fruits and vegetables in the pantry. They are great because they can stack, making use of vertical space, but they also are open on the front so you can easily grab the items without having to unstack the bins.
Metal Storage Bins: These bins are perfect for organizing small items in the pantry, such as seasoning packets, or for use in the refrigerator to help contain similar items. Since they are wire, even if you stack them you can still see what is in the lower bins.
Square Glass Food Containers: In my opinion, I love the look of a pantry without all the store boxes and packaging. I also prefer to store my food in glass containers, because they are safer and more environmentally friendly than plastic. I’ve had both square and round containers, and find the square work a little easier because they can be stored closer together with less wasted space.
Pantry Baskets: We have a few of these holding the kid’s snacks. The handle makes it easy for the boys to be able to pull the basket out a little bit to be able to grab the food inside. And this is one of the few plastic pieces I have since I use it for the kids and they are more likely to accidentally drop things.
Adjustable Drawer Organizer: Another very versatile organizer, a drawer organizer can be used for your silverware, your cooking utensils, and/or your junk drawer.
Magazine Holder: I have one of these in my pantry to stack all my aluminum foil, wax paper, parchment paper, etc. so it doesn’t take up a lot of space because I am taking advantage of vertical space.