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Organizational Hacks for Your Kitchen

Use a Spice Rack

One of the most convenient ways to store spices is on a spice rack. Spice racks display spices so that they can all be seen at once. This saves time and effort when you’re in the midst of making a recipe. Instead of digging for the spice on the ingredient list, you’ll have easy access to it!

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Label All Jars

If you’re wanting to organize your kitchen, store ingredients in glass jars with pretty labels. Similar to storing spices on a spice rack, storing ingredients in labeled jars will make cooking much easier. And there are so many items that can be stored in jars—not just baking ingredients. Pastas, cereals, and dry fruits also store well in containers.

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Hang Pots and Pans

Digging through cabinets for pots and pans is the worst. In hopes to solve this problem, many people have decided to hang their pots and pans rather than store them on shelves. A significant amount of storage space is freed up once pots and pans are moved and they’re way easier to grab when cooking.

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Create a Coffee Station

If you drink coffee every single morning, think about creating a coffee station in your kitchen. This can be a completely separate area dedicated to your morning brew, or just a small space on your counter for your coffeemaker, coffee grinds, cream, and sugar. This is a wonderful way to organize your kitchen in a way that’s organized, yet useful.

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Utilize Drawer Inserts

Although you’d think the majority of people use drawer inserts for utensils, there are many people who don’t. If you’re used to hearing your forks, knives, and spoons slide around in a kitchen drawer, invest in a drawer insert ASAP. They’re inexpensive and key to organization in the kitchen.

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Display Knives on a Magnetic Strip

One of the newest kitchen trends is to display knives on a magnetic strip. Most people do this as a way to keep their kitchen looking trendy and fresh, completely unaware that it can also be done as a way to stay organized. This keeps knives out in the open so that they’re easy to grab when needed.

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Reinvent Storage Space

It can be difficult to reimagine and reinvent storage space so we’ve done the work for you. In an effort to make more room in your refrigerator, store non-refrigerated vegetables in your pantry or in your cabinets. Veggies like potatoes, onions, and garlic thrive in a dark, cool environment.

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Store Items Under Cabinets

Acquiring fancy wine and cocktails glasses is lovely—until you run out of cabinet space. Glassware is bulky, making it difficult to store. In order to solve this issue, display your wine glasses under your cabinets rather than inside of them. The same can be done with wine bottles as well, which is perfect for wine connoisseurs.

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Invest in a Cookbook Stand

Although this might not seem like a traditional organizational tip, purchasing a cookbook stand can really declutter your counterspace, especially during meal preparation. It will allow you to place your cookbook, recipe, or iPad where you can see it and keep it away from ingredients.

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Add Additional Storage to Fridge

As unnecessary as it may seem, adding additional storage containers to a fridge can be extremely helpful, especially if you like storing snacks that are easy to grab and go. Having the separate storage keeps food visible, making it accessible. It also keeps you aware of what you have because items are less likely to be pushed to the back of the fridge!

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Organize Cleaning Products Under Sink

Because cleaning supplies are commonly stored underneath the kitchen sink, we decided to include this tip to keep every aspect of your kitchen organized. Tension rods are a great way to make more space underneath your sink because many cleaning products can be hung. Extra storage can also be hung on the inside of the cabinet door.

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Install a Lazy Susan

If you’ve never heard of a lazy susan, you’ll thank us later. Lazy susans are revolving trays that are commonly used in the kitchen. You can purchase smaller lazy susans for items like spices or condiments, and you can also install larger lazy susans in cabinets for items like pots, pans, and glassware.

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Create a Rolling Pantry

This organizational hack is especially great for those with smaller kitchens and smaller spaces. Rolling pantries can be installed and placed near refrigerators, or small rolling carts can be purchased and used as extra storage space. Either way, you’ll have more room for fruits, veggies, breads, and canned goods!

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Hang Utensils

If your utensils are cluttering your kitchen drawers, take them out and store them elsewhere. Hanging and displaying utensils is the new go-to, which creates instant organization. Wall mounts are an easy solution to a cluttered kitchen and the perfect way to store kitchen supplies. Functionality is important and nothing is more functional than utensils that are fully accessible.

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Add a Recyling Bin

Staying organized can prove to be quite the challenge. A simple fix for keeping your kitchen clean is to add a recycling bin in addition to a trash reciprocal. Instead of throwing all items in the trash and filling it up quicker than necessary, throw recyclables in a separate container.

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