Smart Ideas for Organizing Your Kitchen
Simple and smart clutter-clearing strategies for straightening out your pantry, cabinets, spice rack, and more. By Nicole Sforza
Unearth Secret Storage
“Most kitchens have a lot of untapped potential. Sniff out your space and look at every nook and cranny as a possible storage
Inside cabinet doors: Install a steel sheet, then stick magnetic bins to it to hold eyeglasses, pens, and keys. Square Dot magnetic bulletin board, $15, threebythree.com. Magnetic mesh bins, from $5 each, containerstore.com.
Below the stove: Put that broiler drawer to use with storage for barbecue skewers, cooling racks, and your pizza stone.
Way-high upper cabinet: Perfect for holding special-occasion stuff, like pumpkin-carving tools, roasting pans, party supplies, and the holiday punch bowl. You’ll know where they are when you need them, but you won’t have to see them every day.
Sliver next to the fridge: Snap in a broom and dustpan. Magic Holder 3-Stick Broom and Mop Organizer, $10, containerstore.com.