10 Best Kitchen Organization Solutions

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Maximize your kitchen’s storage space and get clutter under control with these stylish and affordable kitchen organizer tools and gadgets.

Clear square food storage containers with stylish labels are one of the best kitchen organizer tools

Who doesn’t want a beautifully organized, clutter-free kitchen that’s also a delight to use? That’s why affordable kitchen organizers and cabinet storage solutions are popular purchases year-round. But it’s also why you’ll often find last year’s “latest and greatest” items crowding thrift store shelves or going for a pittance at garage sales. So many kitchen organization things don’t live up to their hype.

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The Best Kitchen Organizing Tools

Like everyone else, I’ve fallen for the sales pitch and bought stuff that I regretted. I don’t keep things I don’t like in my home anymore (except our whiny rescue cat, and he’s sweet on some days), so I returned the purchases I didn’t like and left scathing reviews. The ones below are the kitchen organizers that earned their place and which are still in use today.

1. They’re affordable.
2. They do what they promise.
3. They have stayed like-new for at least a year.

So, if you’re tired of stuff falling out of your cabinets or crowding your kitchen counters, these things helped get my kitchen under control and I know they can help you, too.

Best Kitchen Under-Sink Organizer

This sturdy 2-drawer under-sink organizer is stackable, too, though it can hold so much you might not need a tower of them. The ventilated drawers don’t collect a ton of dust or get mildew in the corners, which is always a risk under sinks since they tend to be damp areas. You don’t even need tools to put them together. Oh, and I’ve run the drawers through my dishwasher on the top rack a few times, so they’re winners in the easy to clean department, too.

Best Cereal Container

This 3-piece air-tight cereal dispenser set has saved me a small fortune. My son is a cereal fiend but is awful about closing the box without rolling the bag to keep the cereal fresh. He also hates stale cereal, so he’d toss out half-empty boxes all the time. This set has saved me a small fortune because it keeps cereal fresh for weeks at a time and closes with the press of a finger. Plus, it makes the top of my fridge look so tidy. They’re dishwasher safe, too.

Best Refrigerator Organizer Bins

Does anyone else have a family member who stares at an open refrigerator, not touching anything or looking behind stuff, and swears you’re out of whatever they’re looking for? No? Well, I do. So I got these insanely helpful clear refrigerator organizer bins that keep everything tidy and easy to find. The set includes the bins you see here, even the can rack, and they’re all dishwasher safe.

Best Can Storage Rack

Unless you enjoy constantly rearranging your pantry shelves, it can be a nuisance to rotate cans to ensure you’re following the first in, first out (FIFO) method. That’s what makes this cupboard-size can storage rack so great: you just add new cans to the top and take what you need from the bottom. There are different sizes available, so if you buy larger cans or like to buy in bulk, there’s a rack for you.

Divided Lazy Susan

I’m not usually a fan of using Lazy Susans or turntables in the fridge or cupboards because stuff goes flying off them if someone gets too enthusiastic. Then I found this clear lazy Susan with dividers and walls that keep stuff in place, and now I have several of them. (I even use one on my bathroom counter for makeup.)

Best Under-Shelf Rack

This clever little under-shelf rack doubles storage in spaces where you can’t add more shelving. I added one to my pantry to hold all the little packets and odd-shaped packages that might otherwise get lost. There’s another in my dishware cupboard to stash the salad plates above the dinner plates and free up half a shelf. Installation is easy: unfold it and slide it onto the shelf above. It just doesn’t get easier.

Best Refrigerator Drawer Addition

I don’t share snacks. It’s not that I’m stingy, but I watch what I eat. So I make myself several days of healthy grab-and-go snacks rather than eating junk. This easily installed under-shelf refrigerator drawer lets me keep them all in one place, and that keeps me from rummaging around the fridge and get tempted by other convenient but unhealthy stuff.

Best Stacking Food Storage Containers

Putting dry goods into clear, air-tight food storage containers helps keep foods fresh and prevents household pests. Plus, it looks beautiful. Choosing stackable square containers lets you use every inch of space while making it easy to find what you’re looking for. These containers are also dishwasher safe and shatterproof. The lids also come apart, so when you run them through the dishwasher, you know you’re getting them completely clean.

Best Food Storage Container Labels

I absolutely love these vinyl black script food storage pantry labels. Sure, it’s easy to look at a clear container of popcorn and know what’s in it without adding a label, but you need labels to tell apart corn starch, confectioner’s sugar, and tapioca flour at a glance. And once you’ve got a couple of canisters labeled, well, you’ll want to label them all. And that’s fine — this set has 157 labels that are water-resistant and repositionable, so you can clean your canisters and switch things around. Honestly, sometimes I open my cupboards and sigh in bliss when I look at these.

Best Kitchen Drawer Liner

When I organize my kitchen drawers, I want stuff to stay where I put it. So this adhesive cork drawer liner was game-changing. It’s easy to trim to fit wherever you want it — I even added some on the shelf where we store glassware, and now I don’t hear it rattle whenever someone drives by with a loud bass on their car stereo. You can even cut it to make coasters or line the bottom of furniture and protect your hard floors. Great stuff.

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  1. Anne Baulne says:

    Can you tell me what brand containers you have? I have two large ones for cereal and they’re great. But I’ve looked on line at our favourite site and there are many brands and I’m sure some are much better than others. I like the idea of being able to clean the lids as well. I don’t have a dishwasher so like to be able to rinse with hot water on the separate parts.
    Thanks so much for all your suggestions. My windows have never been so clean!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      The ones I have are made by Shazo. I got them on Amazon.

  2. Hi Your website is great! I have a large pantry closet which I’d like to reorganize (along with everything else in the house 😃) but I don’t like to store any kind of food in plastic. What is the largest size glass container that is stackable? Do you have a brand you prefer? I am always afraid that the glass will be too heavy and fall and break.
    Thanks so much.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      I’m glad you like the site. The containers I use are BPA-free plastic. I don’t use glass for the exact reason you mentioned — we’ve had too many broken ones.