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Top 10 Tips When Organizing Your Kitchen

Are you excited to start organizing your kitchen? Ready to begin a healthy journey of cooking healthy meals to your family? Before you do, check out the tips below when organizing a kitchen:

Organized kitchen, white walls, gray counter tops, and wooden cupboards
Organized Kitchen

1. Set a Theme

If you are going to organize your kitchen from scratch and you’ll be buying new items to add, then make sure to set a theme. Why? Having a theme will make it easier for you to group different items in the kitchen as well as choose items you’ll need for the kitchen. Some themes, include minimalism styles and modern kitchens. Having a theme is also helpful if you want to set the mood in your kitchen – if you like organic ingredients then maybe using green towels and placemats will add an organic vibe into your kitchen. Use bright but light to the eye colors to start a healthy day in the kitchen.

Kitchen cabinets with coffee corner in modern home living room.
maximize the compartments available in your kitchen

2. Compartmentalize

The key in keeping your kitchen clean and organized is compartmentalizing! If you maximize the compartments available in your kitchen, this will lead to less items scattering all over unwanted areas in the kitchen. As much as compartments can be a bit bureaucratic-like, they are quite useful especially if you many small items such as ginger, onion and chili.

3. Group According To Frequency of Usage

Most homeowners spend a lot of time in the kitchen just by cooking and cleaning alone. Some items such as knife and towels are usually used more frequently used so it’s best to keep them in a storage or area where they can be easily accessed to avoid having more clutter in the kitchen.

4. Safety is the Key

The kitchen is filled with many things sharp and unsafe, especially for children. So better keep the knives on a covered wooden holder, the sharp forks away from children’s reach. For cleaning items, keep them on a separate and covered area to avoid spilling into other items especially food items.

5. Keep it Fresh

If it is suitable to your location, open a window when cooking to let the fumes out, put out air fresheners on different areas to keep the air fresh. Dispose the trash bins daily and always wash the sponges after using. Keeping everything clean will keep all other items in your kitchen as fresh as a new day.

6. Use a Towel and A Dryer

If you’re washing the dishes and want to put them in a closed storage, it’s better to air dry them using a rack just above the sink. Having a dish rack will make it easier for you to dry your items before putting them in a closed storage. Other than a dish rack, you can also a towel for drying washed items.

7. Maintain An Inventory

An inventory? Why? Most often, people open up all storage areas just to look for one item. Keeping an inventory will make it easier for you to look for a specific item that’s just in your kitchen. This will also help you identify which items you need to purchase in your next grocery run.

8. Stack Up On Some Items

Non-perishable items, especially cleaning items such as baking soda, alcohol, tile cleaner, dishwashing liquid are items which you usually cannot easily detect the frequency of usage so it will be helpful if you buy a stack of them and keep them in the storage. In that manner, you won’t have to worry if you run out of any during the middle of the night or in the middle of cooking.

9. Choose Quality Over Quantity

When buying items, especially food, containers and small storages – it’s best to choose items of high quality materials. High-quality materials means longer life and no rusting whenever it is exposed to water or acidic liquid.

Kitchen bench shelves with various food ingredients on brick background
Using spice jars for spices will help the spices extend their shelf life

10. Use Labels and Avoid Sachets

Some homeowners would think that they’ll be able to save money if they buy items if they purchase them in sachet. But, they actually end up losing more because sachets end up being spoiled if not totally consumed. Using spice jars for spices will help the spices extend their shelf life. Having labels for your storage will also help especially if you have someone helping you out in the kitchen!


  1. Great tips! I need to reorganize mine. Most of my gadgets are stored on a shelving unit in my basement….ok they are stored on 3 shelving units…hahaha I love my kitchen gadgets can you tell?

  2. These are great! I used to work in a “Lean/6 Sigma” consulting role, and I brought some of that thinking into how I’ve got my kitchen organized. There’s only one I’d offer as an extension/bridge between “Compartmentalizing” and “Grouping According to Frequency of Usage.”

    We keep “complementary items” stored near each other as a time saver. For example, we have our baking food items stored in a cabinet directly above where we store our baking sheets and muffin tins, we store our coffee grounds and filters directly above the coffee maker, and we keep our knives above our cutting board storage area. It may not save much time on any one usage, but like you said…we spend so much time in the kitchen, and the cumulative effect over time is quite large…especially when you consider that putting things away after cleaning is quicker too as a result.

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