Do you wish your kitchen was less cluttered and had more storage space? Not only is having a disorganized kitchen frustrating and unattractive, but it also wastes your time when you constantly have to search for items or try to move things around to get more space. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the 8 best ideas for kitchen cabinet organizers. They include having magnetic lids under a cabinet, using the inside of cabinet doors as extra space, pull out pots, hanging spray bottles, “lazy Susans,” removable decals, and converting your existing kitchen cabinets into convenient pull out drawers. If you would like to find out how you can simply and economically install handy pull out drawers inside your existing cupboards, contact DIY Shelfworks today.
8 Best Ideas for Kitchen Cabinet Organizers
If you are tired of wasting time trying to find things in your kitchen, or if you are always moving things around to try and cram one more thing into your already full cabinets, read through our list of 8 ideas to help you get your kitchen better organized.
1. A Magnetic Marvel
We love this great space-saving idea that allows you to free up a ton of space in your kitchen cupboards. We found it on Pinterest, but the original idea was taken from HGTV.com. Instead of keeping all of your dried food like cereals and pasta in ugly boxes and plastic wrappings that take up lots of precious cupboard space, empty it into glass jars with magnetic lids. The jars will keep your food much fresher than the original packages and you gain much needed extra storage space. On top of all this, many bulk food stores will allow you to bring your own containers, and it is good for the environment! Curious about these floating jars? Learn how to make them here.
Price: $20-$50, based on DIY stores.
2. Wraps Where You Want Them
We found this ingenious idea to use the inside of your kitchen cabinet door for extra cupboard space on Pinterest, originally from Architecture and Design. What a great way to keep all of your food wraps neatly organized and in one handy location!
Price: $16.99 to start at Hudson’s Bay.
3. Pull Out Pots
Here’s a great idea to help you organize your pots and pans. It came from an article on ThisOldHouse.com, but we found it on Pinterest. The sturdy hooks keep your pots in place right next to their corresponding lids – no more awkward stacking involved! The great pull out design makes it easy to reach the ones at the back.
Price: $124.99 at Wayfair.ca
4. Spray Bottle Rod
Gain some extra space under your kitchen sink by elevating all of your spray bottles. And you don’t even have to be a handyman for this space-saving tip. Simply purchase a spring-loaded expandable curtain or towel rod and install it under the kitchen sink, leaving enough space from the top of your cupboard to allow for the height of your spray bottles. The really nice thing about this trick is that you don’t have to bend down as far to grab a spray bottle. This great idea was found on Pinterest and came from Laurie Turk – Tip Junkie.
Price: $8.55 to start at Wayfair.com.
5. Bills, Bills, Bills
Nobody likes getting bills, and knowing where to put them until they need to be paid can be a big nuisance. This is another great way to find additional space for storage by using the inside of your kitchen cabinets. In addition, it is really easy to mount these handy labeled envelopes on your door and it is very inexpensive. We found this organizational idea on Pinterest, but the idea came from OrganizingHomelife.com.
Price: $5.69 to start at Etsy.
6. The “Lazy Susan” Re-Invented
Do you remember having that one corner cupboard with the “lazy Susan” or spinning shelf that let you rotate it around so you could easily access the cans at the back of the cupboard? Well, this new twist on the old “lazy Susan” was found on Pinterest and originally came from Burlap&Denim.com. Simply purchase some of your own mini “lazy Susans” and place them in any kitchen cupboard – no need to be limited to a corner cabinet to give you easy access to all of your canned goods.
Price: $24.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.
7. Baking It Right
Here’s a great organizational idea for all the aspiring bakers out there. We found it on Pinterest, but the complete set of decals are sold on etsy.com. What’s really nice about this idea is that it utilizes space that was previously unused – the cupboard door! No more fumbling in your drawer for the correct measuring spoons or cups. Everything is neatly organized right on the cabinet door.
Price:$15 to start a Home Hardware or Michael’s
8. Cabinets Become Handy Drawers
We think this is an awesome idea from DIY Shelfworks. You can easily transform your ordinary kitchen cabinets into extraordinary drawers! No more getting down on your hands and knees and reaching to the furthest corner of your cupboard or unloading it to get at one thing stored near the back. With DIY Shelfworks gliding shelves you simply have to open the door, pull out the shelf, and your furthest items are now within easy reach. The shelves are custom built to fit your cabinets perfectly, and are amazingly simple to install – even for the beginner do-it-yourselfer! All it takes is some quick measurements, an online order, and a basic install once they arrive in two to three weeks.
Price:$99 to start at DIY Shelfworks.
9. Portrait (Vertical) Mode Storage
Inspired from a land where space is as precious as bluefin tuna: in Japan, people often need to find inventive ways to save space. Here is a great example of storing plates using inexpensive vertical kits. The image featured is from a real estate blog.
Price: $34.99 drastically increase the plate capacity of your shelves today at Wayfair, or 100¥ ($1.40) at your local Japanese dollar store.
10. DIY Racks Up Extra Space
Someone really really smart and handy figured out that there is a ton of unused space around their kitchen. They managed to create a shelf to store utensils, spices, and anything else you can think of. This is another great idea from a real-estate blog in Japan.
Price: $15 or less if you can find the right parts.
10. Get Hooked Up
This approach is commonly used in professional kitchens, allowing utensils to dry and be ready at hand. This kitchen organization tip utilizes space you always had in new ways. Image source courtesy of Roomclip.jp.
Price: $2.99 to start at Amazon.
12. Sink To Counter
Most kitchens in apartments in Hong Kong and Japan have limited counter space. Then came a fantastic idea to create cutting boards and strainers that fit snuggly above your sink. Meet over-the-sink cutting boards and strainers. Image and idea courtesy of realestate.co.jp
Price: $26 for a combination strainer and cutting board at Amazon.
13. Pack Your Bags
Actually…stay for this great idea to organizing grocery bags you wind up with after packing your produce and meat. One kitchen organizing whiz used plastic binders to store and manage grocery bags. Image courtesy of Livedoor.
Price: $19.99 to start at Staples.
14. Unleash Your Backsplash
Backsplashes are a great way to accent your kitchen wall. The next step in kitchen organization utilizes them to hold your knife set for aesthetic punch and function. Image and idea courtesy of Alt Canvas.
Price: $15.99 to start at Hudsons Bay.
15. Spice Up Your Fridge
While visiting friends and family you may have noticed a half dozen containers sitting stylishly on the side of their refrigerator. A recent but still handy kitchen organization idea is to keep spices magnetically stored on your fridge. Image courtesy of Dav.i.son.
Price: $5.99 to start at Hudsons Bay.
16. Get Those Baking Sheets Into Formation
Baking sheets and pans can quickly take up space, while the drawer under your oven never seems to hold them all. Try using a baking sheet organizer to spruce up your kitchen organization. Check out our full article on baking sheet and pan organizers. Image courtesy of bhg.com.
Price: $17.99 to start at Amazon.com.
DIY Shelfworks – The Best Kitchen Cabinet Organizers
If you would like to finally get your kitchen cabinets totally organized, contact DIY Shelfworks. We are proud to be a Canadian company, which means that everything we make and sell is produced in Canada. We use only the highest quality materials and our prices are lower than other DIY kits. DIY Shelfworks uses 9 ply Baltic birch in our birch shelves to help withstand moisture and dryness and make them last. It won’t warp or split. We are so confident in the quality of our shelves that we offer a lifetime warranty. Our all-inclusive pricing means that you won’t have any unexpected additional charges. Your order will be shipped to you via Canada Post in 2-3 weeks. Place your order today and get that highly organized kitchen that you have always wanted.