Simple Hacks to Organise your Kitchen

2nd March 2020

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So many people struggle to organise their kitchen. Mostly because it is a room that is filled with a lot of irregularly shaped things. Not only that, there are things that you have to have but you might not use them often. All of these things are reasons that it is hard to get the room organised the way you like it. 

If you fall into someone who needs a better way to organise your kitchen, try these simple hacks to organise your kitchen. Create a room you want to be in and a space that is easy to cook in. 

Make Space For Spices

Spices are extremely hard to organise. Some people buy the spice organisers but then they have to transfer all of their spices to special containers and they don’t do it. So now there is an added thing in the kitchen that is cluttering things more. 

The best way to organise your spices is to make a space just for them. One idea I like is to put a spice rack, that fits the spices in the original bottles. Use the inside of a cabinet door. This is a great way to save space that is otherwise wasted but it also organises at the same time. 

Make Shelves in Your Freezer

If your freezer is always a mess, it is because it is impossible to organise all those different bags. The frozen food bags never stack and everything slides all over. Then when you need something from the bottom, everything falls when you try to get it. 

Use magazine racks to make shelves in the freezer. This gives you more space and everything stacks better. This is great if you store food in freezer bags that freezer flat. 

Use Drawer Inserts

My last tip is to use drawer inserts. When using drawer inserts, all of the things in that drawer have a place. It keeps it all from mixing together to the point that you can’t find them. 

Label It

Start a labelling system in the kitchen. Using labels on everything is a great way to see exactly what is in the container. No more guessing and taking a bunch of containers out just to find the right one. If you are storing containers in a drawer, put the labels on top so that you can see the labels when looking in. 

Use a Curtain Rod to Hold Lids

Have you ever noticed that even when you have the pots and pans space completely organised, it is still a mess because of the lids? Use a curtain rod to organise the lids. Add the rod to the side of the cabinet. Then slide the lids in the space between the side and the rod. The handle will keep it from sliding through. Not only is this keeping the lids out of the way until it is needed, but it also uses that leftover space that would otherwise be wasted. 

With a few tricks, you can save yourself time in the kitchen and have it look fabulous.

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47 Comments

  • Helen 2nd March 2020 at 9:20 AM

    I use chinese food containers to put my spice pots in, and then stack them 2 high in the cupboard – sorted into savoury spices (chilli, cumin etc), sweet spices (ginger, mixed spice cinnamon) & herbs.

  • Liz Weston - Cambridge Mummy 2nd March 2020 at 10:09 AM

    O to the M to the G. I am in need of all the storage solutions right now! Am drafting a post on needing to have more storage in the new kitchen. I don’t know what to go for but Addis always comes up as the brand in this area. I don’t know what to think about the pan lids on a curtain rod though. Does this work?

  • justine meyer 2nd March 2020 at 10:20 AM

    In my junk drawer I have everything organised into chinese takeaway tubs so everyone can see things clearer rather than having to root around

  • Tracy Nixon 2nd March 2020 at 10:38 AM

    Under the cupboard mug hangers, kitchen roll holders are great as save space both inside cupboards and tops of units!

  • Jean Cassell 2nd March 2020 at 11:30 AM

    You probably have stuff in your kitchen cupboards that you rarely ( or never ) use. Consign it to the attic or garage or better still to a charity shop

  • Harry G 2nd March 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Looks very useful!

  • Kelly Wiffin 2nd March 2020 at 11:51 AM

    I love my undersink storage area but it needs to be improved!

  • Solange 2nd March 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Hang measuring spoons and cups inside your cabinets.

  • Sarah Ann 2nd March 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Some of my cupboards are really deep and with all the tins etc stacked, it’s not always obvious what’s in there! So I keep a little wipeable board on the side of fridge and jot things down. Not only does it keep me more organised I save money too because I’m not buying the same things twice!

  • Peter Watson 2nd March 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Place all the storage tins so they slot in together to save space.

  • Caroline H 2nd March 2020 at 1:16 PM

    I store things I rarely need to use (certain baking trays, Christmas platters, etc) in a shallow, large tub with lid. I keep this behind my kitchen plinths to free up some space in the cupboards.

  • Christine Lockley 2nd March 2020 at 5:02 PM

    A place for everything and everything in its place, checking and tidying the cupboards regularly means I’m not double buying items and think twice before buying gadgets as to whether I’ll use them enough

  • Ritchie Dee 2nd March 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Invest in a magnetic holder to store your kitchen knives

  • laura milton 2nd March 2020 at 7:13 PM

    Mine is having a good organiser for my cutlery drawer as I hate having things mixed up. However i need some more baskets to help keep some things in place like my rice and pasta cupboard

  • Lorc 2nd March 2020 at 7:16 PM

    I definitely need to get on with some of this!
    Just moved house and it’s all a mess

  • LisaC 2nd March 2020 at 8:04 PM

    Use Jars with labels, easy to see and easy to store

  • Denise Wilden 2nd March 2020 at 8:51 PM

    I have an organiser for my cutlery draw which keeps my cutlery in place and I keep a lot of plastic boxes for lots of other cooking stuff

  • Anna Wood 2nd March 2020 at 9:16 PM

    I have inserts in my drawers to divide the space and curtain rods to hand cleaning spray bottles on under the sink. Also keep the counter tops junk free so it’s easy to clean!

  • emma walters 2nd March 2020 at 10:28 PM

    we get through so much cereal, usually 10 boxes open at one time. i have started storing them in old cleaned out 4 & 6 pint milk containers with screw top lids to keep fresh

  • Jane Willis 3rd March 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Put a metal rail above the window, add some butchers hooks and use it for storing utensils like colanders, jugs, graters etc that you use regularly. They look professional hanging there and are easy to grab when you need them instead of rummaging in drawers.

  • Linda C 3rd March 2020 at 12:09 PM

    I brought cheap clear boxes to sort out all the stuff under the sink, its so much easier to find items now.

  • Sarah Cooper 3rd March 2020 at 1:41 PM

    I like to keep breakfast things together, jars together, recipe kits together etc. This system works to keep my cupboards organised.

  • Carole Nott 3rd March 2020 at 2:33 PM

    I have mini shelf units within units – good for double stacking

  • Caroline Tinsley 3rd March 2020 at 4:40 PM

    There was a small gap between the last cupboard and the door to the hall. I found some narrow bathroom drawers in a similar finish to the kitchen and fitted them into the gap. They are perfect for spices, packets, batteries etc – small things that get lost in the back of cupboards and drawers otherwise!

  • Hazel Rea 3rd March 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Organize small items e.g. pastry cutters, pastry brush in takeaway containers then when you need the complete set you only have to take one container out rather than looking for individual items.

  • Helen Tovell 3rd March 2020 at 8:59 PM

    Clear tubs, they make every thing stack able and see through for ease of space and locating.

  • Rich Tyler 3rd March 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Have a food cupboard clear out every season

  • Amy Bondoc 4th March 2020 at 1:55 PM

    i used plastic tubs for organising bits like towels dusters sauces etc so they are easier to find and stack up on eachh othher too so maxmising space

  • Christine Clarke 5th March 2020 at 3:10 PM

    I store my spices in a plastic box with the lid off as this give me much more space than using a speice rack

  • Alice cross 7th March 2020 at 4:13 PM

    My kitchen draws need organisation these products are great.

  • Jayne Townson 7th March 2020 at 10:00 PM

    I try and use boxes and tins to help sort my kitchen. Thanks for the giveaway, this would be really handy.

  • Rachel Pitts 8th March 2020 at 6:17 PM

    We got a great trolley from ikea which is amazing for our canned goods as we have no storage and it manages to look incredibly neat. But we still have work to do

  • Katie B 8th March 2020 at 6:42 PM

    I try to get rid of anything that we don’t use and minimise the items in the kitchen as regularly as I can!

  • Lucy Wright-Booth 9th March 2020 at 4:27 PM

    Buy a hanging pot rack and hang all your pots and pans up out of the way. Gives you so much more room in your cupboards!

  • Jo Heath 11th March 2020 at 1:04 PM

    Having cloths hanging on the inside of a cupboard door so if i see something that needs a wipe i can grab one rather than going upstairs to search the airing cupboard

  • Eileen Hindley 13th March 2020 at 2:58 PM

    I use stack-able shelves inside the cupboards

  • Susan Willshee 19th March 2020 at 9:54 PM

    I have some things that only get used at Christmas. I make sure that these are normally stored in a high cupboard so that I can leave lower, more accessible cupboards for everyday items

  • Dan 22nd March 2020 at 12:48 PM

    great stuff

  • Cathryn Crawshaw 28th March 2020 at 9:37 AM

    really useful

  • kim neville 28th March 2020 at 3:42 PM

    I have a cutlery divider in my drawer to keep neat and easy to find

  • Richard R 29th March 2020 at 2:14 AM

    Keep the items you use together in the same place to save time preparing meals, like the colanders with the saucepans

  • Denise S 29th March 2020 at 3:52 AM

    line tops of cupboards with greaseproof paper then easier to change /keep clean

  • Sophie Roberts 29th March 2020 at 10:20 AM

    I have baskets in my cupboards to keep the cleaning products tidy, and one for my tinned goods and sauces!

  • Fiona Martin 29th March 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Keep your tins organised so that you don’t have to rummage around looking for one, so keep all beans/spaghetti stacked together, then soups and then sweet stuff (like custard/rice pudding etc)

  • ashleigh allan 29th March 2020 at 6:39 PM

    Don’t keep things you don’t use!

  • Maddy 29th March 2020 at 10:23 PM

    I had one of those hanging racks that was great for hanging pans and lids. Had to rethink when I got much heavier pans

  • Pete 29th March 2020 at 10:38 PM

    Top drawers are best for smaller bits and bobs. We use a lot of take-away tubs, both with lids and as in drawer ordering

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