10 Savvy Items You Can Use To Organize Your Kitchen

A messy kitchen can really take away from the effort you put into beautifully designing the space. Of course, it can be hard to find a home for everything when there are so many kitchen items we use, such as silverware, plates, pots, and other cooking items. Still, there are plenty of benefits to having organized kitchen, such as saving time not scrambling for items; it's also easier to clean, which then leads to less stress, according to Leisurely Does It.

Therefore, we must work to find ways to properly organize our kitchen to be easily functional. Fortunately, there are several ways to go about this: Clean out your cabinets and fridge, purchase some storage containers, sort out your coupons, and more. It all depends on the type of functionality you desire in your kitchen, which can be based on a few factors, but if you cook quite frequently, it may be a smart idea to take a look at several ways to organize and create a tidier kitchen.

1. Labeled containers

For those of you who may be working with several types of ingredients, it may be a good idea to store them in functional containers that fit your space well, such as several narrow containers that can be placed neatly next to each other. Labeling them would also be wise to avoid confusion. 

2. Mason jars

Instead of throwing out mason jars, use them instead to store various food items such as nuts, dry foods, grains, and more. Not only are they useful, but can be beautiful in a rustic or cottage setting.

3. Woven basket

Woven baskets can be a pretty design element to implement into your kitchen to add a bit of texture. However, if you're working with a modern or contemporary design, choose something to complement that.

4. Utensil rack

If you have limited space in your cabinets and on your countertop, another tactic is having them hang on the wall with a utensil rack. This way you have more countertop space to work with, as well as easy access to what you need.

5. Drawer dividers

Having full and messy kitchen drawers can be unsightly and stressful. You can organize them with dividers and by use for a more clean look.

6. Dish rack

If you have a large family, you probably have several different types of plates to store. Inserting a dish rack into your cabinet optimizes your space, as well as decreases the chance of breaking a plate as you pull it down from a high stack.

7. Towel holders

Instead of having towels laid out everywhere and hanging off drawer handles, organize them into a basket by rolling them up. You can think put them out of sight and use as needed.

8. Spice rack

A spice rack is perfect for those who like to experiment with different flavors of the world. Instead of having your spices laid out on the counter, they can be organized in one space to elevate the design of your kitchen.

9. Egg drawer

Those with a farmhouse kitchen may love this fun way to organize your eggs. It's cute yet functional, as it pulls out wide to give you easy access to your eggs as they sit safely on comfy fabric.

10. Garbage drawer

Garbage can be unsightly and smelly, which is why many people opting to create a drawer that pulls out specifically for garbage. When doing this, it would be wise to organize them into different categories, such as waste, recyclables, and compost.