Last updated on March 29th, 2017 at 02:05 pm
Whether you are planning a new kitchen or need some smart Kitchen Organizing Ideas, you will find some great inspiration with these simple kitchen organization tips.
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If you are looking for new kitchen organizing ideas, you’ve come to the right place! I spent a year planning my dream kitchen and the organization was a huge part of the planning.
I recently partnered with Thomasville Cabinetry (exclusive at The Home Depot) and chose their new Thomasville Studio 1904 line of cabinets. If you missed my amazing kitchen remodel, I shared the before and after photos –>here.
I was happy to know that Thomasville Cabinetry earned The Women’s Choice Award as America’s most recommended kitchen cabinets. I can see why, because their products helped me with some clever organizing ideas for my new kitchen and I’m excited to be sharing a few with you today!
Whether you are planning a new kitchen space or just need some smart kitchen organizing ideas, you will find some great inspiration with these tips.
10 Clever Kitchen Organizing Ideas
1. Use a Lazy Susan in Cabinets
Utilize more space in your cabinets with a lazy Susan! I use a vintage lazy Susan to hold my spices. It’s my favorite way to find and organize my herbs and small baking supplies.
Best of all, I am absolutely in love with my built-in lazy Susan from Thomasville Cabinetry ! I used to have to dig around in this cabinet before adding this feature to my new kitchen. It’s so nice to easily see and reach everything! This is one of my favorite kitchen organizing ideas for sure.
2. Display Cookbooks in a Creative Way
Cookbooks are great on open shelves, but if you don’t have shelf space, try getting creative with containers. I used my vintage locker baskets to display my favorite cookbooks. I love that I can see them through the wire and easily grab one when I need it.
3. Install Shelf or Drawer Organizers
Drawer organizers keep cutlery neatly separated, so you never have to dig around for what you need. This amazing tiered cutlery divider that came with my new Thomasville Cabinets, gives me room for more than one set of silverware and could be one of the best things I’ve ever had in my life! No joke!
4. Use Shelves for What You Might Lack in Cabinet Space
Shelves are an inexpensive way to add more space to your kitchen. I organized my pantry with some new shelves and I’m loving them! I can’t wait to show you my before and after pantry area. It’s still a work in progress, but getting there. If you can find a spare wall, try adding a shelf or two.
5. Use a Pegboard to Organize Plates.
I love storing my plates in a drawer! The kids can reach them and it leaves space in my upper cabinets for other kitchen supplies. Thomasville Cabinetry makes a plate organizer that fits nice and neat inside of their cabinet drawers. You could make your own with a pegboard to organize a kitchen drawer.
6. Create a Special Area for Coffee or Tea.
I’ve always wanted a coffee bar, so with my new kitchen I made sure to designate an area just for coffee! I have electric outlets inside of a few cabinets and can hide my coffee maker, cups and more. I love that I can shut the doors and it looks nice and neat. You could also make a coffee bar area with a roll cart or shelves.
7. Use Unique Items to Store Food and Small Supplies
I love finding fun containers for kitchen storage. A glass cookie jar can be used to store crackers, cereal and in my case cookie cutters! Glass containers are my favorite, because I can see what’s inside.
8. Designate a Cooking Zone
Put pots and pans in one area along with a utensil holder or drawer full of potholders that are within reach.
I have my iPad stand next to my mixer most of the time, so I can have recipes handy! My family knows this is my designated cooking zone.
9. Keep Items You Use on a Daily Basis Together
Keep sandwich bags, parchment paper and foil together in a drawer near the refrigerator for storing away leftovers or putting school lunches together quickly.
I have all of my mixing and serving bowls in one cabinet, so when it’s time to bake or entertain, it’s all in one place.
10. Store Small Kitchen Appliances Together for Easy Access.
One of my favorite things about my new kitchen is having a cabinet just for small appliances! I moved my food around in my pantry and made room for more small appliances on the shelves. It’s great to see them at eye level, instead of stored under my counter like I used to have them.
I hope you enjoyed these kitchen organizing ideas! Thanks to Thomasville Cabinetry and the Women’s Choice Awards, for working with me on my Modern Farmhouse White kitchen organization! To learn more about their amazing kitchen cabinets visit Thomasville Cabinetry’s website–> here.
Check out The Women’s Choice Award’s website for great giveaways and savings!
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