Clever kitchen organising ideas

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I’ve been considering making a few changes to my kitchen and have been reading lots of kitchen magazines and browsing the internet for inspiration.  Here are a few really clever kitchen organising ideas:


Clever ideas kitchen organising ideas

add a pop of colour inside the cupboards  |  A Beautiful Mess

kitchen cabinet idea 1

Use a magazine holder

glad wrap storage idea 1

paper organiser used to hold chopping boards  |  original image credit unknown

chopping board storage idea 1

store all your oils in drawers  |  Better Homes and Gardens

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clever cupboard idea to hide appliances  |  Eat Well 101

clever kitchen cabinet appliance storage 1

great use of space next to the fridge  |  original image credit unknown

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storing pans and trays  |  image credit

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Do you have a clever storage solution in your kitchen?

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19 comments

Shea September 30, 2014 - 1:00 PM

I do like that pop of colour!

All of these ideas seem fairly simple but are probably more suited to someone who is renovating or getting a new kitchen – the pop of colour is probably the easiest thing to get done if someone wanted to change their kitchen up without *actually* changing their kitchen!

I wouldn’t have thought of putting oils in a drawer though – my oils tend to have a sticky/oily residue if they don’t get religiously wiped off and I’d be worried that when others in my household tidy up, the drawer would end up with a base of oily residue which would be a PITA to clean!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 1, 2014 - 9:02 AM

I keep my oils in a little basket purely for the same reason Shea, much easier to wipe a plastic basket then my wooden shelves.

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Kerry March 15, 2015 - 11:16 AM

I put a serving tray or plastic cheap thin cutting board underneath in my pantry so much cleaner

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Laurice August 23, 2018 - 1:33 PM

I have all of my oils and vinegars on a round rotating plastic organizer tray in my pantry – so easy to access each and wipe clean.

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Kate September 30, 2014 - 7:32 PM

We recently added a new shelf to three of the existing cupboards in our kitchen – allowing us to separate some items that were previously stacked on top of one another. Total cost was $28 for the three shelves (cut to size at Bunnings) and it’s made such a difference.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 1, 2014 - 9:02 AM

So cheap, great idea Kate!

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Kylie J October 1, 2014 - 1:20 AM

Half shelves utilise the back of the cupboard and i use baskets to kerp plastics togegher. Oils and sauces are stored on a tray which helps kerp the cupboard clean.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 1, 2014 - 9:03 AM

I like the idea of half shelves too Kylie, great use of space.

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JoJo October 1, 2014 - 1:17 PM

You know that corner cupboard that’s so deep you need to put your entire body inside just to wipe it out?! Well in my search on the internet last year to organise my kitchen, I came across a lazy susan being used. Light bulb moment for me as I had a large glass one given to me for Christmas years ago. It was only ever used 2-4 times a year – It fit perfectly on the botton shelf and now houses those things only used 2-4 times a year. Now that corner cupboard is being put to full and proper use. LOVE IT

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Kate - Kat's Assistant October 7, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Wow fantastic idea, Jojo! I think i might need to get a lazy susan as i too have one of those cupboards.

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susan April 21, 2015 - 10:23 PM

we have two drawers under the oven, one large deep one and one shallow one. all my tupperware/plastic fantastics are housed here. containers in the large drawer and the lid in the smaller one above. i had a throw out a few years ago so i only kept containers with the lids. it works really well

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susan April 21, 2015 - 10:43 PM

loving that glad wrap mag holder idea!! getting hubby to do it right now!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 23, 2015 - 8:58 AM

It is a super cool idea isn’t it! I really need to get one in my kitchen too.:)

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Krystal April 22, 2015 - 11:48 AM

I recently did a little revamp of my pantry/kitchen: using push pins, I hung my sandwich bag boxes on the inside wall of the pantry (I have 3 sizes so this saved shelf space); bought a wire shelf at target for about $8 to stack short food items like baking supplies and cans; and got a 3 drawer organization unit for under the sink. It holds things like cleaning rags, extra sponges and gloves. The changes were minor but really did make a big difference.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 23, 2015 - 8:59 AM

Krystal that sounds awesome! Sounds like you have done a wonderful job x

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Prahala January 1, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Hi Krystal, could you pls post a pic of it, so I could see it.. Like the sounds of the idea.. I don’t have much space and everything is either behind something or stacked up and it very annoying to get things out.

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Julie June 29, 2015 - 9:33 AM

I bake a lot and I recently got plastic high sided boxes from Howards Storage world that fit nicely in the pantry
I keep flour, sugar baking odds and ends in these and when I’m baking I grab one of these
Also no items are pushed to the back to go out of date

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Jean January 11, 2016 - 2:42 AM

My daughter and her family moved in with us almost 5 yrs ago and I basically lost my home. I had to retire just before the change due to health issues. My home had become a disaster and I am still trying to fit 6 extras into my already overflowed space. All helpers are gladly accepted. The oils had never been a problem but are now and the cheap cutting boards are a great idea.

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Lesley June 23, 2016 - 7:47 AM

I have lined all my pantry shelves with a product from ikea. Very easy to wipe!

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