Kitchen Organizing Tips

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 25, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner

This post is just one of many in my simple guide to an organized life. Our kitchen cabinet and countertop space is somewhat limited, but I’ve always known that with the right storage solutions, I can maximize the space and make it functional for our needs. Unfortunately, most ideas you see in store and online can be rather expensive to implement. You can easily spend a couple hundred dollars a cabinet to organize it, but I knew I could do each cabinet for just a few dollars and make it pretty.

  • First, I started by painting the interior of the cabinets white, to give it a blank slate and eliminate dead space where things would get lost into the dark abyss.
  • Second, I thought about my needs. After living in the kitchen for the past year, I was able to pinpoint problem areas, how I use the kitchen, etc, so I could better organize the space.
  • Third, I eliminated anything that I don’t use or that doesn’t belong in the kitchen. I found items that were better suited for my linen chest or laundry room.
  • Next I considered my countertop space. Items that I use 3+ times a week stayed, others will be stored in cabinets.
  • Once I put everything away that had to go away, I was even able to add some pieces that I wanted to store in the kitchen, but didn’t previously have the space for.
It’s amazing how doing this left me more than ample cabinet and countertop space and left me smiling that we originally thought we would need to add more! Waste not, want not, right? I hope you enjoy this series of quick tips for organizing your kitchen! My most expensive cabinet organization solution to date is $6, with many of them at just $1!
Follow these links to see my tips & photos for:

baking & spice pantry

under the sink

organizing cabinets

{photograph is of the coffee station I created for my husband, Chris}

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Coordinately yours,



mini loaves of bread gift wrapped