Professional Organizer Favorites: Kitchen
Updated: May 3, 2020
Today I'm sharing my tried and true Amazon organizing favorites for your kitchen.
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Kitchen Organizing Products
Professional Organizer Tip: An organized kitchen is a kitchen that was organized with cooking in mind. When and how often you need something should guide product placement. Items that are frequently used should be accessible. If it's not accessible it won't be used as often and it definitely won't go back in its place after you're done with it.
One of the easiest ways to maximize your space and keep your products readily accessible is using a lazy susan. Professional Organizer Tip: Measure your space before you buy and make sure your product is an inch smaller than your space this accounts for it being able to spin properly and for items with handles.
Love these for Spices, Oils, Cans, and Medications.
One of my favorite organizing tools for everything EXCEPT magazines. Everyone has one lying around their home and they are so useful for holding other items depending on their size.
I love using these for toilet paper, cutting boards, serving trays, baking racks, and cans.
Tip: skip the can dispensers and opt for systems where you can choose the can you want easily. Dispensers are great if you have 10 or more of the same product (or if you're doomsday prepping) but I have found that this isn't the case in most homes.
Pots, Pans and Lids
My least favorite kitchen items to organize are POTS! They're bulky, take up a lot of space, and also have handles (which makes them take up a lot more space than you think). Stacking them is what most of us do with our pots which just creates a mess when you need the pot or pan at the bottom of the stack. You shouldn't have to remove ALL of your pots and pans just to get to the one at the bottom.
That's why I love these organizers: They allow you to remove just the 1 item you need easily!
Drinking Essentials Glasses, Cups, Water bottles, Thermos, Mugs
These are one of the most frequently used items so keep them close to where they should be used. Mugs should be near your coffee machine, cups, and glasses near the sink and wine and whiskey glasses near the alcohol.
If Organizing cups in a drawer use these honeycomb or adjustable drawer dividers:
Choose a brand and stick to it! It's important all of your dry ingredients containers are able to stack on each other. So before choosing a brand measure your space and take inventory of how much product you need to contain.
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Under the sink
I love using the same products for kitchens and bathrooms. Check out my bathroom favorites here. Keep all of your cleaning, dishwashing, and disinfecting essentials under the sink. The best way to maximize your space here is to create shelves and use your cabinet doors for extra accessible storage.
Over the Door
If you're lucky enough to have a walk-in pantry you probably don't need these but if you ever need extra space for pantry items these over-the-door organizers provide A TON of extra space.
One thing I know for sure is that every kitchen needs a universal knife block. I have never been to a kitchen that is able to just have 1 set of knives. So if you get anything on this list make sure to opt for a universal knife block like the one below.
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Go for clear bins when organizing inside your fridge and if you happen to have the side of your fridge accessible to you go for magnetic bins they're a great little addition for regularly used items like salt and pepper shakers.
Freezer bins with handles are great for when you need something that's packed under another dozen ben&jerry's pints you can remove the whole thing and search on your countertop.
Face it, these will never be organized. But it doesn't hurt to try.
Command caddies are great for storing lids if you don't have much space but the best method for these doesn't involve any organizing product but rather owning 1-2 types of Tupperware in the same size. If you need help decluttering your Tupperware learn how to declutter like a professional organizer here.
That's it for my favorite kitchen organizing products available on Amazon, I have a lot of other favorite products from IKEA, Dollar Stores, and The Container Store. It just depends on what organizing budget you're working with.