If you’re anything like us, your countertops are overflowing with cookbooks, Tupperware, and an ever-growing stack of specialty ingredients you haven’t had a chance to crack open yet — but it’s a new year, folks. And we’re here to guarantee that an organized kitchen can save you time, space, and ultimately, a whole lot of energy.
Apply some of these simple DIY organizing techniques, and before you know it, there will be a place for everything, and everything will be in its place!
Elevate your essentials on a simple cake stand, and you’ll find yourself with a few extra inches of counter space in no time.
Sometimes this kitchen essential just doesn’t have a functional space. This in-depth DIY from Honeybear Lane walks you through everything you need to know to transform an empty cabinet into a pull-out garbage can holder. (There’s room for recycling too!)
Your go-to plates deserve a safe home in your cabinets. This DIY plate rack keeps your everyday dishware easy to reach—and it’s a lovely display piece if you have glass cabinets (or none at all).
Stacking pots and pans can be a disaster. Avoid the avalanche and mount a file divider (or two) for easy storage.
If you’re a coffee-lover, you’ll agree that your beloved brew-machine deserves a place of honor. If you’re tight on counter space, create a coffee station near the kitchen—an adjacent hallway even works. In the morning, just head to your one-stop shop.
If you’re a fan of consistency, you’ll love the way this DIY displays your dry goods. These labeled glass jars are the perfect solution for cleaning up those open shelves.
The side of your kitchen island or cabinet doesn’t have to go wasted! Hang a wire basket or magazine rack, and you’ve got yourself a great place to store extra dish towels, pot holders, grocery bags, or anything else in need of a home.
Adhesive wall hooks are about to become your new best friend. Create a baking or measuring cabinet, and you’ll never have to search for one of these again.
Say goodbye to a cluttered spice cabinet or drawer and hello to this easy, cheap organizational dream.
A few inches of bare wall is great for a little extra storage. Mounted shelves and baskets keep your kitchen odds and ends out of sight.
Lower cabinets and under-sink space is not to be wasted! Traditional desk storage like file or pen holders are ideal for stashing foil and plastic wrap or cleaning supplies.
Tablespoons to cups? Cups to quarts? No need to look it up! You can find your answers right inside your cabinet.
Installing a few simple dividers can save you from the hassle of sifting through your cabinet to find the right size dishes and lids.
Try nesting your pots and pans in one space, and store your lids elsewhere. You won’t believe how much space this DIY lid rack will save you!
Instantly double your counter space with shelf risers — a great way to keep your everyday essentials in reach while avoiding cluttered counters.