14 Easy Ways to Organize Small Stuff in the Kitchen

When it comes to kitchen organization, don't sweat the small stuff. We'll show you all the tips and tricks you'll need to get your kitchen back on track and clutter free.

Photo By: Toni Hammersley

Basket Case

Getting the kids ready for school and out the door is so much easier with an organized pantry full of grab-and-go snacks. Mix see-through, pull-out baskets of dinner sides, pasta and sauces, and save yourself some time and anxiety in the long run.

Store on the Door

To make the most of your pantry’s space, utilize the inside of the door to store canned goods, spices, sodas and more. You won’t believe how much extra storage you’ll add when you take advantage of this often-forgotten area.

Sky's the Limit

When trying to find a place to fit all those pots and pans, don’t forget to look up. Install a hanging rack, and keep these kitchen essentials out of the way but within easy reach.

Hanging Around

Are you running low on cabinet space? A slide-out coffee cup rack offers plenty of space for hanging your everyday mugs.

The Clear Choice

Stunning glass canisters lined along your shelf or in the pantry are aesthetically-pleasing storage containers that make it easy to know when you’re running low on your basic essentials.

Stackable Solution

Double your cabinet space by adding under-the-shelf racks for plates, bowls or mugs. Not only will you be able to fit more dishes in the cabinet, but each dish will be easier to find.

Paper Trail

Paper towels are a kitchen staple, but they don’t have to take up precious counter space. Fit a sleek paper towel holder to the inside of your cabinet door to give your paper towels a new, hidden home.

Your Search Is Over

Searching for the right lid for a pan can be a real time waster. Save time and stress by storing your lids in an upright pan rack that fits right into your drawer. Bonus? You’ll never have to hear the loud clanging of lids again!

Divide and Conquer

Drawer dividers are one of the simplest ways to keep your kitchen organized. Separate flatware, spices and knives easily with a divider that keeps everything in its place.

Curtain Call

When organizing your kitchen, it’s easy to forget the dark area below the sink. Stop tossing in the miscellaneous cleaning supplies, and give them a space that’s all their own. By adding a small curtain rod below the sink, you will be able to hang your cleaning supply bottles while also opening up the bottom of the cabinet for other items.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Think outside the box, and save counter space (and money!) by mounting cool pie-filling cans to hold your cooking utensils.

Clean Up Your Act

Why have a drawer if you can’t actually use it? Try adding hinges and a convenient tray to the false drawer beneath your sink for an extra place to hide cleaning essentials.

Take Out the Clutter

Don’t waste a whole drawer on take-out menus and coupons. By attaching a couple of plastic sleeves to the inside of a cabinet drawer, you will have all the space you need, while taking up hardly any room.

Sugar and Spice

By keeping your spices stowed neatly in a drawer by the oven, they will always be on hand when and where you need them.