25+ Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Your Kitchen Organized

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A tidy, easy-to-use kitchen = more cooking = more food for you and everyone you love.

01. Use six-pack holders to organize bottles in your fridge door.

Use six-pack holders to organize bottles in your fridge door.Source

NEVER AGAIN feel the pang of fury and desperation as that little bar falls out and all your ketchups make a break for it.

02. Transfer the food in your pantry into clear jars or containers.

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You’ll be able to see everything clearly (and thus probably be more likely to use it), the ingredients will stay fresh longer, and it will just look way nicer.

03. Label everything!

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04. Put knife blocks in a drawer to keep knives from rattling around.

Put knife blocks in a drawer to keep knives from rattling around.Better Homes & Gardens / Source

You can get a basic bamboo block or this slightly fancier cherry wood version.

05. Turn clothespins into cute towel hangers by attaching them to the wall with double-stick tape.

Turn clothespins into cute towel hangers by attaching them to the wall with double-stick tape.Pien Neve / Source / Via Source

06. Pin boxes of baggies right onto the wall for easy access.

Pin boxes of baggies right onto the wall for easy access.Source

It’s like they were made for this.

07. Keep all your tupperware lids tidy with a dish drying rack.

Keep all your tupperware lids tidy with a dish drying rack.Source

You can just pop the whole thing in a cupboard.

08. Arrange the food in your pantry based on which ingredients you use the most often.

Arrange the food in your pantry based on which ingredients you use the most often.Jennifer Hadfield / Source

Keep the stuff you reach for all the time in the easiest-to-access area.

09. Use empty tissue boxes or box covers to keep plastic bags organized.

Use empty tissue boxes or box covers to keep plastic bags organized.Better Homes & Gardens / Source

You can sheck out options for fancy covers at BHG, but also know there’s no shame in upcycling a cute Kleenex box.

10. Store pans vertically with wire organizers so you don’t have to unstack them every time you want one.

Store pans vertically with wire organizers so you don't have to unstack them every time you want one.Laura Wittmann / Source

Find more tips on kitchen organization here.

11. Add an extra level of storage to a cupboard by popping in a riser.

Add an extra level of storage to a cupboard by popping in a riser.Better Homes & Gardens / Source

Like one of these.

12. Hang up measuring cups and spoons on a wall or cabinet door so you can always find them.

Hang up measuring cups and spoons on a wall or cabinet door so you can always find them.Mandi Tremayne / Source

You definitely get bonus points for making an adorable chalkboard conversion chart. Get the details here.

13. Hang storage bins on doors so the space isn’t wasted.

Hang storage bins on doors so the space isn't wasted.Better Homes & Gardens / Source

14. You can also separate measuring spoons into compartments based on size.

You can also separate measuring spoons into compartments based on size.Faith Durand / Source

Faith at The Kitchn divided hers into three zones: tablespoons, teaspoons, and everything else.

15. Keep spices in matching containers so they’re easier to stack and organize.

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Don’t forget labels so you know what’s what.

16. You can keep magnetic spice jars right on your fridge.

You can keep magnetic spice jars right on your fridge.Source

Here’s how to set this up.

17. Install a pull-out drawer underneath the sink to make cleaning supplies easier to reach.

Install a pull-out drawer underneath the sink to make cleaning supplies easier to reach.Design Set Match / Source / Via Source

This applies to any low-level cabinets you’re tired of sticking your head into.See more photos of this San Francisco kitchen here.

18. Use wall space to hang utensils and free up your counters.

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Any basic towel rod and S-hooks will work for this.

19. Keep spice jars on a lazy Susan so you can actually reach all of them.

Keep spice jars on a lazy Susan so you can actually reach all of them.Benita Larsson / Source

20. Turntables are great for condiments in the fridge too.

Turntables are great for condiments in the fridge too.Source

21. A pegboard is a flexible way to hang all kinds of kitchen tools if you don’t have cupboard space.

A pegboard is a flexible way to hang all kinds of kitchen tools if you don't have cupboard space.Hannah Messinger / Source

See more photos of this lovely Nashville kitchen here.

22. Use baskets to declutter your fridge.

Use baskets to declutter your fridge.Source

Two drawers are not enough!

23. Put food in labeled bins to use your freezer space more efficiently.

Put food in labeled bins to use your freezer space more efficiently.Better Homes & Gardens / Source

This also means you don’t have to go digging around madly to find that single slice of pizza when you come home tipsy and starving.

24. Build your own wine rack with a few boards and basic tools.

Build your own wine rack with a few boards and basic tools.Source

The supplies for this project will only run you about $15 at a hardware store.

25. A cake stand can do double duty and maximize counter space for little things.

A cake stand can do double duty and maximize counter space for little things.Source

Your cake stand deserves to be useful more than once a year.

26. Hang up a magazine holder to store plastic wrap, foil, etc.

Hang up a magazine holder to store plastic wrap, foil, etc.Shanna Wesolek / Source

27. Label leftovers in your fridge with the date you made it, so you know when to throw things out.

Label leftovers in your fridge with the date you made it, so you know when to throw things out.Source

28. Turn an over-the-door shoe holder into a wonderland of snacks.

Turn an over-the-door shoe holder into a wonderland of snacks.Sarah Roe / Source

29. Know how and where to store different foods.

Know how and where to store different foods.Source

There’s no point wasting fridge space on tomatoes; they don’t want it! Check out the full graphic here.

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Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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