There is never any room in the kitchen for everything that you need to store. Really, no matter how big your kitchen is or how many cabinets you may have, you are going to face storage issues from time to time.
Whether you need more cabinet space for canned food, need bigger drawers for utensils or you just have coupons and other things that need to have a place of their own, you will need additional storage at some point.
We have a great list of DIY kitchen organization and storage ideas for you that will make your life a little easier. You can choose the one that you need or use several of them. Imagine a kitchen that is perfectly organized with everything in its place and a place for everything. Many of these projects are so easy that you can do several in a weekend and have your kitchen perfectly clutter-free in no time.
DIY Wooden Utensil Box… with Burlap Flower!
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24 Ways to Organize Your Pantry…
There are many ways that you can keep your pantry organized. Keep a dry erase board attached to the door so that you can keep a running grocery list. You can also use mason jars to keep cupcake papers neat and tidy, use clear labeled containers for spices and dry goods or put a small lazy Susan there to give yourself easier access to whatever you need. The possibilities are endless.
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Organize Fruit with a Plant Stand
Keep your fruit organized and give yourself a great center piece for the table with a small plant stand. Just take a three tiered stand and add your fruit. These come in a wide variety of sizes so you can use a small one for fruit and a larger one (that will stand on the floor) for things like potatoes, onions and other vegetables.
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Kitchen Storage Solutions: Pantry Storage Tips & Cabinet Organization Tips
Organizing the pantry is not difficult. You just need to know where to start. Add wire racks at an angle so that canned food rolls toward the front. You can also use T-molding on the bottom of your upper cabinets to make a great place to keep stemware glasses. Or how about attaching an empty tissue holder to the inside of your pantry door to keep plastic bags organized?
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How to Build Kitchen Sink Storage Trays
Roll out trays are a great way to keep under the kitchen sink neat and tidy. You just need a free afternoon and about $80 worth of supplies and you can have different slide-out drawers that will keep all of your cleaning supplies organized. You can do this in the bathroom as well to keep bathroom essentials organized and within reach.
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Brilliant DIY Container Store
A few strategically placed shelves, some plastic containers that double as drawers and a bit of imagination could give you the pantry of your dreams. When designing your pantry, remember to space shelves with everything that you want to store in mind. Add a few wire racks for canned foods and leave space for the plastic drawers to hold paper towels and other bagged goods.
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Fabulously Organized Kitchen Shelving
Sometimes all it takes to get organized is knowing where to begin. Putting up shelves in the kitchen is a great place to start. If you don’t really have enough cabinet space, you can add shelves around the table or anywhere that you have room and move things from your cabinet to the shelves. You can purchase shelves premade or make them yourself and then paint them the color that you want.
Closet Organizing DIY
Mason jars make great storage containers. You can use them to store dry goods like pasta, sugar and flour as well as other things. If you take the time to make placards, you can label each jar so that you know exactly what they contain which will make it much easier to find what you need. Use chalkboard paint to make the placards and you can rewrite whatever you want when you change out what the jars contain.
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Organize Kitchen Storage With Kitchen Cabinet Rollouts
Rollouts are great for keeping things organized and making it easier to get to the items that you need. With just a few key supplies, you can create rollout drawers for your kitchen cabinets. You need to measure accurately to ensure that the drawers are going to fit properly and then add them wherever you want to keep pots and pans, lids and even your kitchen garbage can within easy reach.
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Organizing Cleaning Supplies and Free Label Printables!
Keeping your cleaning supplies organized is really easy. You will need a few plastic totes and of course a few labels. Just get all of your supplies together so that you know where to start. You can pick up plastic totes of all shapes and sizes for a relatively low price and then just put labels on them so you know what is in them. Add buckets to the inside of your cabinet doors for smaller items and keep mops in a labeled trash can or similar tote.
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Under Sink Organizing
Keeping cleaning supplies under the sink organized is essential for efficient cleaning. a tension rod is a great place to hang spray bottles and you can add baskets of different sizes for cleaning supplies that you can’t hang. Keep a smaller basket for sponges and other cleaning rags and hang a plastic bag on the inside of the door to hold smaller wastebasket bags.
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Keeping silverware in its place can be difficult. Instead of laying it flat in a drawer, why not build in boxes to hold it upright? Other ways that you can organize kitchen areas is to add shelving for recipe books. This not only displays your favorites but if you put the shelf at eye level, you can prop the book open while you are baking and never lose your place.
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25 Freezer Tips and Do-Not-Freeze Foods
Freezing meals is a great way to save time. You just cook the meals that you are planning to serve at some point through the week and freeze them. There are other ways that you can use your freezer to make your life easier and if you take the time to make your own meals, they are much healthier. Like frozen pizzas? You can make your own and freeze them and they are just as convenient (and healthier) than what you buy in the store.
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MAGIC Decal Tutorial with Free Printables
Print decals out on special paper that allows you to just peel and stick. If you are planning to organize your dry goods in jars, these decals are a great way to save time and get labels in place. You just print them off, peel off the decal and then stick it to the appropriate jar. Easy peasy.
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Freezer Storage Labels
Knowing what’s in your freezer is essential in saving time when cooking. If you freeze your own foods, it is important that you label everything before you put it in the freezer. There are a number of decals and clip arts that you can use to label frozen foods. Remember to put the date on and rotate foods when you freeze new batches.
Via: Martha Stewart – Freezer Storage Labels
No Eating off the Floor – Free Printable
Make rules fun by embossing them in picture frames. Whether you have small children and you want to enforce the house rules or you just like unique art on the wall, you can print off your own rules and then just add a picture frame. This is great for kitchens and dining rooms and really gives it that country look.
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Conversion Chart DIY – Free Printable
Having a conversion chart handy in the kitchen will help you to save time when cooking. You can print off your own chart and then just affix it to a piece of wood or even a wooden cutting board. You just print the conversion chart off on heavy paper, any color that you want, and then stick it to the board. Add a few hooks at the bottom to hold your measuring spoons or cups.
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DIY Drawer Dividers
Instead of throwing out old cereal boxes, use them to keep your desk drawers organized. You just cut them to whatever size you need and then you can cover them with wrapping paper to make them look like store-bought organizers. This is a great idea for the bathroom cabinet as well.
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The DrawerDecor System is a neat thought. It allows you to organize kitchen drawers in any color. The gist of the system is that it separates things so that they are no longer just jumbled together in the drawer. You can also choose hangers that just attach to the wall and allow you to simply push your utensils into them where it holds then neatly in place.
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So, I Organized my Refrigerator :: A Conversation Starter
A few pull out bins and plastic totes will help you to organize your refrigerator like a pro. Just select the sizes that fit with your fridge shelves and begin adding items to them. Group like items together. If you have loads of veggies, use one tote to hold them and then label the tote appropriately. You will be surprised at how much easier it is to find things when you organize.
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