How to organize your kitchen efficiently? Take tips and see 20 DIY projects in this post!
This year we made some changes to our kitchen in the Miami house, but we kept all of the cabinets that are functional and still look up to date.
Our home was built in the early 60’s and the original cabinet boxes are solid wood, but we replaced the doors and hardware in a previous remodel 25 years back.
Although there is wear and tear and the cabinet doors need a fresh coat of paint, you can’t go wrong if you choose a white kitchen in my eyes! The insides of the cabinets however need some updating and more efficient storage.
My friend Rachel of Maison de Pax did an amazing job of designing a pull out spice rack and it’s something that I’m considering.
Jars are a favorite way to organize and with a custom calligraphy label, all the better!
A DIY hook rack can be useful anywhere in the kitchen for hanging up pot holder or small utensils.
How to organize your kitchen efficiently with containers
- Clear containers that stack
- Mason jars
- Countertop canisters
It’s not necessarily how MUCH space you have in your kitchen, it’s how well you organize it. Take stock of what you have and cull anything that you don’t need before you start organizing. We don’t have a large kitchen at our beach home and it made such a HUGE difference to build a microwave station and coffee bar into a cabinet. Find that post here > MICROWAVE AND COFFEE STATION and we are including FREE PLANS for the build!
We’ve gathered TWENTY projects below to help give you a hand in organizing YOUR kitchen!
How to organize your kitchen efficiently with DIY projects
How To Organize Your Kitchen Efficiently
TIERED TRAYS FOR KITCHEN STORAGE – THE HAPPY HOUSIE
This idea shared by Krista will turn your kitchen into Pinterest goals! She showed how she re-arrange her countertop space with a pretty 3-tier ornament tray and it’s a game-changer. Head over to her blog and get inspired.
KITCHEN COUNTERTOP ORGANIZATION IDEAS – BLOOMING HOMESTEAD
Countertop clutter is a struggle but you can fix it with a few hacks. Here Marie has a few ideas that are both functional and just so beautiful!
ORGANIZED KITCHEN CORNER CABINET WITH A DIY LAZY SUSAN – I HEART ORGANIZING
This DIY lazy susan will beautify your kitchen on top of keeping it in top-notch shape.
CHALKBOARD KITCHEN DRAWER ORGANIZER – YESTERDAY ON TUESDAY
Having a home for each item in your house is so important, especially when it comes to drawers. We all have one completely messy but this clever and stylish drawer organizer painted with black chalk paint will solve that issue in no time.
HOW TO ORGANIZE KITCHEN CABINETS – CLEAN AND SCENTSIBLE
Jenn renovated her kitchen and with that fresh start she came up with a few amazing tips on how to keep your kitchen cabinets organized. Head over to her blog and get her insights!
DIY UNIQUE KITCHEN STORAGE WITH A REPURPOSED CHAIR BACK – PILLAR BOX BLUE
Repurposed DIY are my favorites. They’re both budget and eco-friendly! And this DIY where Claire turns an old chair into a storage rack checks all the boxes.
HOW TO ORGANIZE SPICES – MAISON DE PAX
Spice up your spices cabinets! Rachel from Maison De Pax knocked it out of the park again with this stunning hack to keep your spices collection close-by and perfect order.
DIY PASTA STORAGE TINS – LOOK WHAT I MADE
These pasta storage tins are the perfect example of when decor hacks meet crafts! Easy and fast to do, these tins are practical and a pretty add on to your kitchen storage items.
DIY KITCHEN SINK ORGANIZER – SINCERELY SARAD
Sara’s DIY is perfect if you have some thrift store dishes you love but maybe you don’t use as much! Follow her step by step and turned them into a unique kitchen sink organizer!
DIY CUBE SHELVES FOR KITCHEN ORGANIZATION – MOM ENDEAVORS
If you have an empty wall in your kitchen, Sara from Mom Endeavors has a perfect DIY to put it into good use and transform it into a fabulously practical shelf, perfect to store all the random items around your kitchen.
PAINT PEN KITCHEN ORGANIZER – A BEAUTIFUL MESS
Have some Paint Pen Sharpies? Use them to label your jars! This idea comes from the girls behind A Beautiful Mess and as usual, it’s not only practical but simply stunning. The best? It’s not permanent so you can scrub the label off when you change the jar’s content!
DIY HOOK RACK FOR THE KITCHEN – WE CAN MAKE ANYTHING
The keyword for organizing a small tiny kitchen is simple: Hooks! Put hooks in every single corner you can and suddenly you’ll have a new spot to keep things organized. Just take a look at how Mary Elayne made this Hook Rack herself and follow her instructions.
DIY SLIDE OUT PANTRY – HOME ROAD
A savvy solution to keep your pantry tidy is this DIY Slide created by Susan for her daughter’s small new apartment. This is a fabulous option if you’re lacking in space but you still want to keep everything neatly organized.
KITCHEN WALL STORAGE FARMHOUSE STYLE DIY – THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE
Update your farmhouse-style kitchen with this cutie! Angie showed us how to make this wall storage using just wood bed boards and boxes and some white paint. The style is airy and cozy but above all, super useful!
DIY INSIDE CABINET PLATE RACK – REMODELANDO LA CASA
In the mood for some drilling? Get your tools and follow the instructions of Cristina from Remodelando La Casa to make this amazing cabinet plate rack in no time.
KITCHEN BACKSPLASH SHELF AND ORGANIZER – HER TOOL BELT
Sometimes you just need something simple to tidy up those annoying everyday kitchen items and this Backsplash self is exactly made for that purpose. Personally, I love the rustic-chic feel of this one!
PERSONALIZE KITCHEN STORAGE – THE LOVELY DRAWER
A bit of creativity is exactly that original and artsy touch your kitchen decor need. This kitchen hack by Teri from The Lovely Drawer fits the bill in terms of style and practicality. She came up with these brush lettered porcelain storage jars that are just to die for. And she even gave us a free download inspiration sheet to work on our caligraphy!
CAKE STAND KITCHEN ORGANIZER – LIZ MARIE BLOG
Who knew cake stands are such amazing organizers?
You can customize them to fit your home decor and put them even in unlikely places for more storage room, just like Liz Marie did with hers.
SPICE RACK ORGANIZER WITH PRINTABLE – THE MERRY THOUGHT
If you want your spices lined up, labeled, and organized? Say no more, the girls from The Merry Thought have done it again and design this lovely rack to keep everything neat and sleek. Head over to their site, check their instructions, and grab the free printable to label your pieces in style!
HOW TO ORGANIZE A KITCHEN WITH A DOOR – CREATING REALLY AWESOME FUN THINGS
Maybe it because I’m a lover of anything this chic and functional or because Jamie from Creating Really Awesome Fun Things really sold me this DIY but I’m itching to get a door and do it myself!
Look at how lovely it looks and how much space you can save by simply hanging all your kitchen knick-knacks on it!
How To Organize Your Kitchen Efficiently:
- Tiered Trays For Kitchen Storage from thehappyhousie.porch.com
- Kitchen Countertop Organization Ideas from bloominghomestead.com
- Organized Kitchen Corner Cabinet With A DIY Lazy Susan from iheartorganizing.com
- Chalkboard Kitchen Drawer Organizer from†yesterdayontuesday.com
- How To Organize Kitchen Cabinets from cleanandscentsible.com
- DIY Unique Kitchen Storage With A Repurposed Chair Back from pillarboxblue.com
- How To Organize Spices from maisondepax.com
- DIY Pasta Storage Tins†from look-what-i-made.com
- Kitchen Sink Organizer DIY from sincerelysarad.com
- DIY Cube Shelves For Kitchen Organization from momendeavors.com
- Paint Pen Kitchen Organization from abeautifulmess.com
- Hook Rack For The Kitchen DIY from wecanmakeanything.net
- DIY Slide Out Pantry from homeroad.net
- Kitchen Wall Storage Farmhouse Style DIY from thecountrychiccottage.net
- DIY Inside Cabinet Plate Rack from remodelandolacasa.com
- Kitchen Backsplash Shelf And Organizer from hertoolbelt.com
- Personalised Kitchen Storage from thelovelydrawer.com
- Cake Stand Kitchen Organizer from lizmarieblog.com
- Spice Rack Organization With Printable from themerrythought.com
- How To Organize A Kitchen With A Door†from creatingreallyawesomefunthings.com
Shirley @Housepitality Designs says
Lots of great storage inspiration here…..Happy New Year to you and your family JaneT…May you have a most wonderful, happy, healthy and successful 2019!!
Susan Homeroad Stevenson says
Thanks so much for including my slide out pantry in your round-up! Happy New Year! [email protected]
I am getting new cabinets installed in my kitchen next week and I can’t wait! I’m looking forward to organizing them. Thanks for all the tips in your post, it couldn’t have come at a better time for me.
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
Great round up of ideas here Janet! I especially love the built in microwave station. ? We redid our kitchen a while ago and really love it, but the cupboards might do with a little refresh! 🙂 Thanks so much for the inspiration!