Keeping your kitchen organized is kind of like doing laundry, because neither task ever really ends! We all do our best to keep our food, bakeware, dishes, appliances, and gadgets organized, but sometimes it’s easier said than done!
When it comes to organizing chaotic areas like the kitchen, I often find that simple solutions end up having the biggest impact. So in today’s post, I’ll be sharing 9 brilliant simple kitchen organization hacks!
With the help of these easy tips, you’ll be well on your way to controlling clutter and creating a more functional kitchen! :-)
9 Smart And Simple Kitchen Organization Hacks
1. Keep Wrap Boxes On Your Fridge
Can’t seem to find a good place to store plastic wrap, wax paper, tin foil, and other long, narrow boxes? Use magnets to hang them on your fridge so they are always handy when you need them!
Just tape two or three magnets to the inside of each box, then place them on your fridge somewhere out of the way. When the box is empty, just remove the magnets so you can reuse them in your new box!
2. Store Dry Ingredients In Airtight Containers
Dry ingredients typically come in boxes and bags, but those packages aren’t great at keeping things fresh. I like to transfer dry ingredients like rice, beans, flour, and dried fruit to airtight plastic or glass see-through containers to keep them fresh longer!
If the box or bag has cooking instructions on it, just cut them out and attach them to the container somewhere. If you use a jar with a clip top, you can even tape the instructions to the inside of the lid so you can read them from the outside!
3. Add More Storage With Adhesive Hooks
If you have a small kitchen, you can use removable adhesive hooks like the Command brand to make the most of every inch of it! Get creative by installing hooks on walls, inside cabinet doors, or under shelves or cupboards.
Hanging things in these unused spaces will free up valuable space in your drawers and cabinets and make your kitchen more functional! Get more tips for organizing with adhesive hooks here.
4. Reuse Baking Powder Containers
Certain types of containers are so useful I can’t bear to throw them out, like baking soda containers! The size is nice and compact, and they have that built-in ledge for leveling off a teaspoon or tablespoon.
I like to save my empty baking powder containers to store small amounts of other ingredients in, like salt, sugar, and baking soda to make them easier to use. I keep the rest in large storage containers so I can refill the repurposed baking powder containers as needed.
5. Corral Spice Jars In A Cake Pan
Try as we might to make all our spice jars easy to reach, not everyone has enough space to make it happen. And even if you do have the space, sometimes it’s just easier to pull them all out at once!
Store all your spice jars in a cake pan makes it quick and easy. You can just pull out the pan, locate the spices you need, then put the pan back in your cupboard or drawer!
6. Keep Your Freezer Tidy With A Salad Container
Using your freezer is a great way to keep things fresh if you’re not going to use them right away. You can freeze plastic zipper bags of food scraps to use for homemade broth, cheese rinds for soup, butter wrappers for greasing pans, and more!
To prevent all those bags from cluttering up your freezer, put them all in an empty salad/greens container. That way your bags will always be organized and easy to find when you need them!
7. Utilize Lazy Susans
Never underestimate the power of the lazy Susan. In my opinion, these rotating platforms are one of the most underrated tools for organizing any space!
You can use lazy Susans in your cupboards, fridge, drawers, and anywhere else you can think of to make things more accessible.
8. Line Your Fridge Door Shelf With An Egg Carton
Apparently Food Network star Alton Brown is just as clever when it comes to organizing food as he is about cooking it! He suggests using one side of an egg carton to line the shelves in your fridge door.
Store your condiments in the egg carton upside-down so they’re always ready to use!
9. Store Condiment Packets In A Sponge Holder
When you get takeout or go through the drive-thru, sometimes you end up with more condiment packets than you can actually use. And it seems wasteful to throw them out, right?
To hang on to those packets without creating clutter, store them in a sponge holder! It’s the perfect size for keeping all those little packets organized.
Do you have a favorite simple kitchen organization hack?