11 Creative DIY Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Organized

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Is there anything more disconcerting than an unorganized kitchen?

Plates everywhere!

Utensils somewhere!

When you’re following a recipe and don’t know where you placed the baking pan it can be extremely frustrating. So much so that you quit baking and decide to take up grass trimming.

You never want to take up grass trimming.

Fortunately, there are some awesome ways to keep your kitchen organized.

We’ve done some research and found 11 of the best ways to keep your kitchen organized using items that you probably never even thought of.

A lot of these items you’ll probably have laying around the house collecting dust.

It’s time to put them to good use.

11 Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Organized

1. Cake Stand for Dish Soap

organize kitchen

I really hate how my dish soap just sits next to my sink. Sure I try to buy beautiful bottles (I love Method products), but the fact of the matter is it’s still a bottle of soap just sitting around.

Did I also mention the sponge sits around as well?


Instead, I’ve decided to take the approach shared by Natalme to use a cake stand to keep my dish soap and sponge in a nice spot that isn’t unsightly.

2. Baskets for Little Upper Cabinets

Kitchens always seem to come with those annoying little cabinets that you can’t do anything with. That is until Megan introduced me to these wonderful little baskets that fit into those annoying cabinets just right.

3. Vintage Coca-Cola Crate Spice Rack

vintage spice rack

If you’re lucky to come across one of these old Coca-Cola crates let me know because they seem to be impossible to find. When you do find one you can easily convert it into a stylish spice rack done here.

4. Double Your Counter Space

overhead view of a cutting board sitting on a stove with vegetables on it and a plate of eggs on another burner

When my husband and I lived in a tiny studio apartment in LA I learned how to make the most of very little space. Unfortunately I didn’t come up with this idea which would’ve saved me a ton of hassle.

5. Pegboard Stylish Organizer

pegboard organizer

I’ve come to the conclusion that there are smarter people out there than me. This is living proof. This pegboard organizer not only helps to organize your pans, but it also helps to liven up the room.

Organization as art? I’m in!

6. Using a Stainless Kitchen Cart

kitchen cart full of cookbooks, kitchen aid mixer, bowls, and cookware

I don’t like to throw around the term sexy too often but this is damn sexy.

I want.

I want it badly.

7. Painted Mason Jar Utensil Holders

mason jars painted white with black labels on them

I can’t tell you how man Mason Jars I have in my kitchen.

Okay, I probably could tell you if I took the time to count them but that isn’t the point. I love jars because they are so versatile.

These painted Mason Jar utensil holders can fit in any type of kitchen no matter the design.

8. Measurement Conversion Chart

inside of cabinet door with all measuring equivalents written out and the measuring spoons hanging

Genius. Brilliant. Unfreakingbelievable.

While apps on my phone make it easier to do conversions it would be even easier if I just had a conversion chart sitting in front of me.

Then I wouldn’t have to worry about getting honey on my phone’s screen.

9. Using Wire Shelves to Open Up Your Kitchen

silver tall organization cart

I love open spaces. If I could find a way to have everything out in the open in my kitchen without it looking like a cluttered mess I totally would do it.

wired shelving gets me close to that dream but I still need to hide stuff in cabinets and cupboards.

Oh well, at least I can get halfway there with this solution.

10. Dollar Store Refrigerator Makeover

dollar store refrigerator makeover with bins

What I love about the world today is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to make things look good. Some people frown upon dollar stores but you can really find some gems there if you use your imagination.

Brittany found some awesome things at her dollar store and was able to use them to completely reorganize her refrigerator.

I told you there were much smarter people in this world than me.


11. Deep Drawer Compartments

pots and pans organization

Deep drawers can seem like a good idea but usually, you just end up with a deep mess of pots and pans.

If you have deep drawers I suggest you take a look at this awesome tutorial showing you how to create compartments for your deep drawer so you never have to deal with messy fuss again.

An Organized Kitchen Is a Happy Kitchen

An organized kitchen simply means a clearer state of mind.

We feel that keeping things organized allows you to be the best version of yourself.

After a long day at work, the last thing you want to do is come home and try to find the spatula. Keep the kitchen organized and you’ll make your life a million times easier.

Do You Need More Help Than Just Some Hacks?

Getting things tidy with some cute hacks is fun. But sometimes clutter is beyond a few simple hacks.

If you need help clearing the clutter, I’ve found a decluttering system that beats anything I’ve ever read or tried on getting organized.

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