Here at reSPACEd, our organizers organize A LOT of kitchens. It’s one of our most requested organizing services. So we have learned over the years that a few key organizing products can make all the difference in getting your kitchen organized — and keeping it that way! Here are the 6 products we find ourselves recommending again and again:
Clip on labels for pantry shelves
If you want your family to be able to help you put groceries away, it’s essential that they know which shelf things live on. These clip-on shelf labels do the trick quite nicely. Label your shelves with categories such as Snacks, Desserts, Beverages, etc. and make your pantry look like an extension of your grocery store. $59.95 for 100 on Amazon.
Bamboo Drawer Organizers
These come in a package of 2 from The Container Store for $19.99. What I like about them is their versatility — because they are spring-loaded strips of bamboo instead of a rigid box, you can adjust the size of the compartment to fit any size of utensil. It also makes it easier to clean out your drawer when it inevitably gets filled with crumbs.
Stair-step risers for spices
When your spices come in containers of all shapes and sizes, we have found that the best way to store them is on a stair step riser. Make sure your cabinet is high enough that you can put your tall spices on the back row. We like to go the extra mile and alphabetize them on the rows, making it even easier to find them. $14.99 @ The Container Store.
Pots and pans lids loose in a drawer are so irritating! You hear a crash of cymbals every time you try to make spaghetti. End the noise with this lid organizer. Just be sure to measure the height of your tallest lid to make sure it will fit in the organizer in your cabinet. A steal at $10.99 @ Storables.
Clear bins for grouping small, similar items together
Linus Fridge ‘n’ Pantry Bins come in a variety of sizes and are perfect for grouping things together on your pantry shelves. On the baking shelf, we like to put sprinkles, toppings, candles and cupcake liners in here. They are also useful for corralling spice/mix packets or loose bags of tea. $8.99-19.49 @ Storables.
Plastic bag organizer
No need for anything fancy here. This $1.99 plastic bag organizer from Ikea does the trick quite nicely! No more plastic bags taking up valuable real estate in a drawer!
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