Amazing Organizing Ideas for Your Kitchen

As these photos show, what makes a kitchen great is how you organize it.

Frances JanischFrances Janisch

Turn to a Lazy Susan

Contain messes by housing sticky or spillable food items on an easy-to-clean lazy Susan.

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Justin BernhautJustin Bernhaut

Give Cookbooks Space

Cookbooks are fine on open shelves, so long as they're not exposed to humidity and grease from the fridge or stove.

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Annie SchlechterAnnie Schlechter

Start Hanging

Hang aprons, pot holders, and dish towels on pegs (mount them at least two feet away from the stove).

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John GruenJohn Gruen

Store Items by Use

Arrange your kitchenware by frequency of use, with everyday dishes on an easy-to-reach lower shelf and special-occasion pieces up above.

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Bjorn WallanderBjorn Wallander

Group Similar Objects

Group objects by purpose and assign them to specific cabinets, as with the bakeware centralized here.

David PrinceDavid Prince

Designate a Cooking Zone

Create a cooking zone around the stove, storing pots and pans as close to the range as possible.

David PrinceDavid Prince

Stash Like Items Together

Keep plastic bags and wrapping together in a drawer near the refrigerator to make quick work of storing away leftovers.

Frances JanischFrances Janisch

Stow Tools Efficiently

Stow essential tools together within easy reach of your cooking area for efficient food prep.

John GruenJohn Gruen

File Plastic Containers

"File" plastic containers and their tops in orderly zones within the same drawer to keep them readily locatable.

Bob HiemstraBob Hiemstra

Contain Lids

Lid racks neatly collect the tops to various pots and pans.

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