The 42 Best Kitchen Organization and Storage Ideas
Kitchens can collect a lot of clutter. Save space (and a little sanity) with these storage and organization ideas.
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Though it’s often associated with power tools and garages, a pegboard is one of the most useful kitchen organization ideas—especially for kitchens with limited cabinet space. Use this white pegboard to show off your prettiest kitchen tools—including cutting boards, pans and bakeware.
Hang just about any kitchen utensil from your pegboard with these stainless steel hooks. They can be easily removed and arranged to fit your kitchen organization needs.
Psst! Don’t forget the rest of your house! Take a look at these Amazon organization items that’ll get the job done.
These wire baskets are designed to hang on any pegboard, offering ample kitchen storage and organization for produce, pantry items and even books (lightweight ones, that is).
These magnetic tins are an ideal kitchen organization idea for storing small supplies while maximizing your refrigerator door. Store chip clips, safety pins and paper clips in these handy tins. (Pro tip: If you have extra spices that need a home, consider these tins).
The Home Edit Rolling Kitchen Cart
If you’re short on cabinet or counter space, this rolling kitchen cart is a must-have (and doubles as a beverage cart when entertaining guests). Store canned goods, baking supplies or non-refrigerated sauces and condiments on this rollable kitchen organizer. Maximize the storage space by pairing the cart with The Home Edit’s clear bin organizers.
Under-the-Sink Sliding Organizer
Take advantage of unused space under the sink with this two-tier sliding kitchen organizer that holds cleaning supplies. We love how it screws right into a cabinet base, making it much more stable than similar sliding storage units.
Spice Drawer Organizer
Get the convenience of a spice rack without cluttering your shelves with this tiered spice drawer organizer. Spices lay flat, so you can grab that garlic powder without toppling the rest of your seasonings—here’s a guide on how to organize spices. Check out these genius spice storage ideas, too.
Adjustable Drawer Dividers
Maximize kitchen drawer space with these adjustable dividers. Whether you’re organizing cooking utensils, measuring cups or random kitchen gadgets, these dividers are adjustable so items stay in their own place. (Bonus: These dividers are a miracle worker for organizing clothing drawers).
Adhesive Wire Baskets
Clear up kitchen counter space with these adhesive wire baskets that stick on cabinet doors or a backsplash. They’re wide enough to store produce, oil or even cleaning supplies.
Sliding Pan And Lid Organizer
If you’re frustrated with the way you’re currently storing cookware lids, this sliding lid holder is the answer. Vertical dividers prop lids on their sides, freeing up extra space in cabinets. Plus, this kitchen organizer extends forward so you won’t find yourself digging in the back. It’s one of the best pots and pans organizers money can buy.
Adhesive Coffee Mug Rack
If you suffer from overflowing mugs in cabinets, this adhesive cup holder is for you. It slides right onto the bottom of tall cabinets, freeing up space for other kitchen goods.
Pantry Door Utility Rack
Over-the-door organizers are one of the most convenient ways to free up space. We love this over-the-door rack for pantries because it includes small and large baskets for holding canned goods, cardboard food boxes or beverage bottles. Plus, the baskets can be rearranged without taking items out of their holders.
One of the hardest parts of organizing kitchen cabinets is making sure you’re getting the most use out of their space. And if they’re tall or deep cabinets (or an awkward mix of the two) it’s an even bigger feat—until now. These editor-approved stackable shelf risers instantly add more vertical space to kitchen cabinets and countertops, making them ideal for storing serving ware or food. Plus, they happen to be unbelievably stylish.
Water Bottle Holder
This free-standing water bottle holder not only works wonders for keeping copious amounts of water bottles organized—it doubles as a wine rack. Stack the two tiers in the fridge or cabinet, or keep them separate for dual use.
Beverage Can Dispenser
Say goodbye to cardboard with this beverage can dispenser that easily slides into the refrigerator. It’s designed to hold a 12-pack of cans, and you can see when you’re low on stock without digging through any cardboard beverage boxes.
Grocery Bag Dispenser
Plastic bags finally have a home thanks to this mounted grocery bag dispenser. It holds up to 30 plastic bags, and it comes with screws and adhesive tape for easy mounting on cabinet or pantry doors, shelf or any clear wall space.
Two-Tiered Lazy Susan
We’re not sure why it’s dubbed “lazy,” because this rotating organizer is one of the hardest workers in our pantry. Give it a twirl and the items once pushed to the back of your cabinet are front and center. We love this two-tier turntable that doubles the space.
Magnetic Knife Holder
Big bulky knife blocks should be a thing of the past. Not only do they take up valuable counter space, but they can also collect some pretty icky bacteria, too. (Read all about it.) Opt for a magnetic holder instead. This stainless steel magnetic knife bar installs right into your wall and has a powerful magnet that keeps knives securely in place.
Ditch the flimsy packaging and save space with a set of our Test Kitchen’s favorite food storage containers. Each container is built with an airtight seal ensuring your dry goods don’t go stale. Get a five-piece starter set that’s great for sugar, spices, pasta and more.
Stackable Fridge Bins
The Home Edit Stackable Pantry Bins
Mudeela Pots and Pans Organizer
Not only does this kitchen cabinet organizer safely store pots, pans and even their lids, it’s adjustable to your space. Assemble one of three ways depending on the size of cabinet: horizontal with pan handles sticking up (best for organizing baking pans, frying pans and cutting boards); vertical on one side; or vertical on both sides (this takes up the most cabinet space, but it’s best for fitting both pots and pans). Plus, the racks are adjustable, so pots and pans of all sizes can fit. You’ll be thanking yourself for installing the best-selling Mudeela pots and pans organizer every time you go to grab cookware.
Hanging Produce Basket
A hanging fruit basket is the space-saving kitchen item you didn’t know you needed. This hanging fruit basket doubles as a produce and plant holder. Though we recommend it for storing fruit, the options are endless—and beautiful—with this three-tiered kitchen organizer.
Tall cabinet shelving can leave extra empty space ripe for the taking. Install an under-the-shelf basket to hold items like plates, mugs, linens or ramekins.
Adhesive Paper Towel Holder
Conceal paper towel rolls with this adhesive holder that sticks under cabinets or horizontally on lower cabinet doors. You’ll be happy with the extra kitchen counter space every time you cook a meal.
Cabinet Door Storage
The inside of a cabinet door is the perfect place to store small slender items. This over-the-cabinet door organizer is ideal for holding foil, plastic food bags and cutting boards.
Tea Bag Carousel
Tea lovers, listen up! Flimsy cardboard tea packaging can take up a ton of space. Instead, organize your chamomiles, Earl Greys, herbals and more in this nifty tea carousel. The organizer fits almost 60 tea bags and makes a neat caddy when hosting, too.
Keep kitchen cleaning tools organized with this sink utility rack that holds sponges, used cutlery and even a towel.
Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack
This roll-up dish drying rack may not seem like a kitchen organizer. But once you free up your kitchen counter from drying dishes, you’ll instantly notice how much of a space-saver this rack is. Available in three sizes, this rack also doubles as extra counter space for chopping produce.
The Home Edit Clear Bins
Keep the stackable bins coming! This set of eight clear bin organizers are long enough to store multiple items, yet compact to keep smaller items (like peanut butter jars and chip bags) neat.
This bamboo cutlery organizer is a number-one best seller on Amazon for multiple reasons. It expands to fit almost any drawer size and has plenty of compartments for organizing knives, forks, spoons and random kitchen gadgets.
Junk Drawer Organizers
Every kitchen has a dedicated junk drawer. And sometimes that junk drawer is so disorganized to the point where it’s not functional. Turn your junk drawer into a home for random kitchen and office supplies with this 25-piece plastic organizer set that includes a variety of bin sizes for optimal storage.
Keep plastic wrap and foil organized with this bamboo wrap dispenser that easily slides in a drawer or cabinet. Plus, it contains a sliding wrap cutter for clean cuts every time.
Hanging Wine Glass Rack
This hanging wineglass holder attaches underneath your cabinet, storing your glasses stem-side-up. You’ll have easy access when you uncork that next bottle of Chardonnay.
Pull-Out Fridge Bins
Tired of produce piling up in the fridge? This pull-out storage bin makes chaotic, disorganized fridges a thing of the past. Simply snap the railing system onto a shelf for easy organizing.
Clear Egg Container
Not only is a clear egg container ideal for seeing how many eggs you have on stock, but the hard outer surface and lid also make it sturdy enough to stack other refrigerator goods on top. Thus, freeing up vertical space.
Stackable Wire Baskets
Don’t forget about floor storage! These stackable wire baskets are optimal for storing onions, potatoes and non-refrigerated veggies on the pantry—or kitchen—floor.
The Keurig is one of our favorite appliances, but K-cups can quickly turn into an unsightly mess. The solution? This K-Cup drawer. It’s sturdy enough to support your Keurig on top, freeing up essential kitchen counter space.
Lazy Susan Turntable
Lazy Susans aren’t just great for pantry organization—they work wonders in your fridge, too. Add one to any shelf to corral jams, mustards, pickles and sauces. We like the non-skid grip on this turntable that prevents jars from flying off. (Psst! Check out this list of must-have kitchen organization tools under $10 for more ideas.)
No matter how you stack ’em, plastic lids for storage containers can become a real mess. When we’re looking for kitchen organization ides to save our sanity, we reach for this handy lid organizer. It has adjustable dividers that help keep square or circular lids snug. How’s that for tidying up?
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