A Few Easy and Clever Kitchen Storage and Organization Ideas
“Our Kitchen Rules: 1) If you empty it fill it; 2) If you dirty it clean it; 3) If you open it close it; 4) If you spill it wipe it up; 5) If you cook it share it” – Unknown
Every year after I take down all of my Christmas decorations, I go on a cleaning and organizing rampage. I don’t know why, but after all the decorations are down, it seems like the house is bare and dirty. I thought I’d share a few of my clever kitchen storage and organization ideas today. Some are super simple and cost-effecting repurposing ideas as well.
Here we go.
For some reason, my dog food scooper always breaks or gets lost in the food container. With the help of an old hook and some glue dots I added a little hook on the outside of the dog food container for easy access. This is also a little more sanitary than keeping it inside.
In my pantry, I used an old CD rack to organize some loose items that always get lost when I decide to throw away the box with only a few items left. A CD rack is the perfect size for:
- Protein and Granola Bars
- Oatmeal Packets
- School Lunch Snacks
Also inside my pantry door, I added a cardboard whiteboard that I got as a white elephant gift this Christmas. This helps keep me organized throughout the week, but left hidden to keep the kitchen looking cleaner. I can also tack important papers for school up and hidden away.
For my pot lids I use a leather letter caddy to keep them out of the way and upright. You can also do this for small cutting boards.
I cut out some food boxes to use in my drawers to help keep my serving spoons and my daughter’s utensils organized. If desired, wrap them in contact paper for a more finished look.
Here is a picture of under my kitchen sink before and after. It’s a mess with no organization whatsoever.
I took an old plastic crate from the garage and another plastic bin I had to help keep things in place. Small changes can make a big difference and there is no need to purchase anything new. Look around the house for unused containers.
I got this idea from A Prudent Life and used a clothespin for my plastic gloves. It is so handy.
On the other side I used another hook for my fly swatter.
Lastly… my husband is SO happy about this one…I spent $15 and bought these organizers to store my cleaning equipment in the garage. Here is the before and after. When I look at the BEFORE it’s so embarrassing! I don’t know what took me so long to do this.
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