Quick and Easy DIY Kitchen Organization Ideas
Are you looking for DIY kitchen organization ideas? I have several tips to share with you and they’re all quick and easy to do.
I love an organized space and I especially love DIY kitchen storage and an orderly kitchen that allows me to have easy access to everything I need. Well-organized kitchen storage can be a challenge and can be even tougher in a small kitchen. I am always looking for ways to create extra storage space in my kitchen cabinets, kitchen pantry, and under the kitchen sink. I wanted to share some tips for kitchen container storage and organization, and my journey along the way.
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After having breast cancer, I was told to eliminate as much plastic from my life as possible – and/or make sure the plastic I’m using is approved.
One of the best ways to ensure the plastic you use is safe is to look for BPA-free products. I checked the labels on all of my plastic and looked for the right numbers and/or that it said BPA Free.
Anything that I didn’t want that had “okay” numbers, or was BPA Free, I donated, and anything that wasn’t okay I recycled.
DIY Kitchen Organization Ideas
I didn’t want to donate anything that wouldn’t be okay for anyone else to use.
This is the bottom kitchen drawer in one of my cabinets. I have a lot of Pyrex glass wear and stacking is a great way to create extra space. Under my big mixing bowls, I stacked the lids, then placed the bowls on top.
For the other containers I stacked similar items and sized bowls/containers, and I used a separate plastic container to keep all of the lids organized.
This is the top drawer in that same cabinet and I used a stacking system here as well. This is an efficient way to make good use of your space. All of the lids that fit those stainless bowls are in order directly underneath them. My colanders/strainers are all stacked in the back.
The few plastic containers (with the correct number and BPA Free) that I kept are all organized by stacking them with appropriate lids in a large size plastic container to keep them together.
I have converted as much as I could to glass clear containers for storage. I love these Pyrex decorative containers that I got from Costco – they match my kitchen.
Pyrex is one of my favorite kitchen organization hacks because the lids mix and match with containers of the same size. It isn’t specific to each piece.
So, some of my mixing bowl lids are the right size to fit some of the other containers. What a clever idea. This is really nice – grab and close. No worries about hunting for the right one.
For my Corningware (which I’ve had for over 20 years) I have a great option for stacking.
I place the smaller size dish inside the larger dish.
I put the smaller lid upside down inside, on top of the small dish.
I put the larger lid right side up on top. It all fits and stacks nicely together.
This is a clever way to make the most of your kitchen space.
This stacking system is also an easy way to store glass pans and free up precious cabinet space.
Little pans in the big pans, and then stack them on top of their lids.
There are so many ingenious DIY kitchen organization ideas and kitchen storage ideas out there and so many products available to help you maximize your space. There are an endless number of storage bins and drawer dividers that can be used in different ways to organize things like dish towels, cooking utensils, kitchen utensils, and other small items. If you have a particularly deep drawer a drawer organizer will be most helpful. Also, don’t forget to utilize the inside of cabinet doors for storage. You can add hooks, a magnetic strip, or small wire baskets to make the most of the space inside your cabinet doors.
You might like some of these kitchen organization tips:
- Add lazy susans to your cabinets and refrigerator
- If you store your cutting boards, you can either lay them flat and set something on them or vertically with your cookie sheets to help save space.
- I have a whole post on Pantry organization that might help you figure out how to store your dry goods, and food storage, and even use a door organizer on the back of your pantry door
- Use a tension rod under your skink to help store cleaning supplies, spray bottles, and other things.
- I keep my plastic bags in an empty old container
- If you have a small desk space in your kitchen make sure to clean out that junk drawer and use it more efficiently
- small baskets can be your friend to keep little items together and keep things off of your kitchen counter
- Dollar store items can help you with the organization. They have any size basket you’ll need, as well as other kitchen items.
- If you want an organized pantry click here to learn more
- You can always use mason jars to store things
- I keep my trash bags handy under the sink
- You can always use your dishwasher handle as a towel rack if you don’t have a convenient space to put one.
- You can DIY a kitchen island if you need more space
- You can organize your water bottles like this
- You can store your aluminum foil and other storage bags like this
- You can hang things inside of your cabinet doors.
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Great and timely tips!
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much Karen 🙂
I like the glass set you got from Costco. I will be looking for them once we are allowed out of the house again. Thanks for the reminder about making sure to use only the safest plastic.
Thanks Catherine – I really love those bowls and Costco sells them for a heck of a deal. Plus watch carefully as they go on sale even cheaper!
Your cupboards look terrific! And isn’t it wonderful to find beautiful glassware that will nest and store nicely? Nice job! Thanks for sharing with us this week at our Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind words Linda. I’m thrilled to have things nest and consolidate. Thanks for a wonderful party and stopping by
Oh, I do love a bit of organisation! We certainly have enough time on our hands now to have a good sort out! Stay safe and thanks for sharing with #MMBC. 🙂
Thank you Jayne, I’m thrilled you love to be organized as well 🙂
Greetings from Long Island NY…new friend …. from very far away. . I saw lots of posts on Hometalk and many of them were from you so I decided to join your site( not sure if that’s the correct word). Anyway, this is a perfect time to have a variety of things to look at during this horrendous pandemic. I guess cleaning and organizing will be most popular topics for awhile. Keep up the good work and know that you’re bringing joy to it others with your creativity.
Hi Maria! Welcome, I’m so happy to have you as part of our subscriber family. Thank you for your kind words and know you can reach me at any time by just replying to the email that gets sent to you. I enjoy getting to know you as well.
Oh Chas, your kitchen is a thing of beauty! Interesting about the plastic. Good to know, I had never heard that. I have been a glass over plastic gal myself. I have some of that same corningware too. The Costco bowls are darling! Will look for them when the line to get in is less than 4 to 5 hours. Hoarding still going on here, hit and miss for just about everything. Thanks for sharing your tips! Stay safe!
Thank you so much Naomie – you are so very sweet and supportive 🙂 Yes, the plastic is very interesting – the fluctuation in hot and cold will leach chemicals into your food – crazy right?!!! Watch for those bowls to go on sale at Costco – you can get them so reasonable it’s ridiculous! Love your collection – so fun for creation 🙂 Thank you and same to you – be safe, well, and have a great weekend friend.
Great tips for stacking and organizing! I’m so thankful to now have roll out shelves since our kitchen remodel. I organize them very similar to yours.
Thank you and thanks for sharing Allyson, I’m so glad you have roll out drawers and that you stack similar. So nice to be able to find things.
Storing things that can be nested is such a space saver and it just looks so pretty too. Thanks for sharing again. #HomeMattersParty
Thank you so much Donna, I am loving how I can find everything.
I do believe you are the most organized blogger I know! (My mom’s cabinets look like yours, but she doesn’t blog.) Great tips! And great information about BPA.
Thanks for linking up to Creative Compulsions!
Thank you Michelle – I do love being organized, helps my brain feel peaceful too 🙂
Great organizing tips. We recently moved into our Forever Home and decluttered so everything is neatly organized as well. Thanks for sharing at #TrafficJamWeekend
Thank you Antionette – it’s so lovely to be able to find exactly what you’re looking for..
great tips thanks for sharing I often find that I desire more room in the kitchen and these tips may just help do that thanks for sharing
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Thanks Angie, and I just love how I can find everything now.
I am envious of your storage drawers for the tupperware and such! That is what I want when we build our new home. Looks great!
Thank you Alexandra. We have been in our house for almost 19 years and we have updated much of this to create a space that works for us 🙂
These are always the type of things I have to reorganize and reevaluate! So I like to see how others do it. chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com
Thank you Mireille for sharing, I know how that can be. I have to put it to the test with my family as sometimes they’ll tear it back apart. If it stays the way I like it for awhile it means everyone gets it and it was a success lol.
I’m a huge fan of glass containers too. I still remember my Home Ec teacher in high school saying, “You can never really get plastic clean.” I still freeze food in plastic, but after it’s been cooled elsewhere, and I never reheat in it. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s, Chas!
Thank you so much for sharing Ann, I’m so glad you are doing all of this too! See you at the next party.
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Pleas stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
Thank you Marilyn, I’ll see you at the next one 🙂
Some day I am going to be soooo organized, but until then, thank you for sharing such great tips!
Thank you so much Amy, and I’m happy to come help, support, and cheer you on.