Having an organized kitchen can be a major lifesaver. If you’re like me, the last thing you want to have to look for something that you know you had but was put in the wrong place in the middle of cooking dinner.
It’s so easy to come in after leaving the grocery store and put groceries wherever they will fit (especially if you have the kids helping), but the best thing to remember is to make sure that everything has its place.
Here are 8 genius hacks we found for kitchen organization. Tell us how you keep your kitchen organized in the comments below!
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Label, Label, Label
Labeling is a must in kitchen organization. You can have the prettiest containers that Target and IKEA have to offer, but if you the last thing you want to do is mistakenly mix up rice and orzo (I’ve done it and well, eww).
Location is key
If there are items you use on a regular basis, try storing them lower. Items that are used infrequently can be stored up higher.
Try the NEAT Method
(Image Credit: The Container Store)
“NEAT Method is a lifestyle service committed to providing a more luxurious and smartly appointed living space.” Simply put, for all of you neat freaks and organization queens, this is the method for you.
Free Printable Hand-Lettered Pantry Labels.
These are seriously the cutest things ever. Be sure to get yours from The Creativity Exchange. This is a just another form of labeling. If you are looking for more creative labeling ideas, be sure to follow us on Pinterest!
Maximize your space
Low on cabinets and space? Come up with creative ways to utilize the space that you have and maximize as much of it as possible, without adding to the clutter.
Baskets…because why not?
Baskets are the new-ish trend in home decor and storage solutions. Coming in a variety of sizes and shapes baskets are versatile being that you can always find one to compliment any space in your home.
Check out this article from Grits & Grace, on how you can use baskets to update the look of any space in your home.
Let Susan be the lazy one
Lazy Susan’s where a cool trend in the 90’s that have made a resurgence. They are great options for storage in the kitchen as they can be found in the upper cabinets for spices, lower cabinets for pots, pans or Tupperware, and countertops for other storage solutions.