Organize Pots & Pans: The Strategy
Organize Pots & Pans: The Tricks
Left: Stash the items that you use less frequently (stock pots, stand mixer, slow-cooker) in the back since you won’t need them every day. Keep the items that you reach for often in the front like saucepans and frying pans.
To buy: Roll-Out Cabinet Drawer, $60, containerstore.com.
Top right: Lid racks can accommodate more than the obvious. Store cutting boards, muffin tins, and other shallow baking dishes in the rows, staggering them so that each item is at your fingertips.
To buy: Roll-Out Lid Holder, $49, containerstore.com.
Bottom right: Adding an over-the-door hook makes it easy to hang oven mitts or a spare dishtowel nearby, but not out of sight.
To buy: Axis Over the Cabinet Hooks, $12 for four, stacksandstacks.com.
Organize Kitchen Cleaning Supplies: The Strategy
Organize Kitchen Cleaning Supplies: The Tricks
Organize Kitchen Trash & Recycling: The Strategy
Organize Kitchen Trash & Recycling: The Tricks
Left: A gliding bin like this one keeps garbage and recyclables separate, but still easy to reach. If you have a step can for your trash, task both bins with recycling duties and separate by type.
To buy: Pull Out Recycler, $80, macys.com.
Right: Put the cabinet door to work by stashing plastic bags in a chrome holder. The hole in the middle makes it easy to fish one out when needed.
To buy: Over Cabinet Bag Holder, $15, containerstore.com.
Organize Bathroom Cleaners: The Strategy
Organize Bathroom Cleaners: The Tricks
Left: Keep the rest of your scrubbing supplies in an easy-to-grab basket so you can pull it out when it’s time to give everything a once-over. If your cabinet is wide enough, fill a second basket with extra toilet paper and boxes of tissue. Large bottles, like those bulky bleach ones, can be stashed in the back.
To buy: Vinea Storage Baskets, starting at $35, amazon.com.
Right: For the cleaning supplies you grab on a regular basis (shower spray, glass cleaner), use a tension rod to hang them separately from the other products.
To buy: Tension rod, $12, amazon.com.
Organize Cosmetics & Toiletries: The Strategy
Organize Cosmetics & Toiletries: The Tricks
Left: Avoid a mess of cords by keeping the hair dryer in this unique over-the-door bin. Want everything at your fingertips? There’s even room for stashing a round brush and favorite styling product. (We’ve got you covered for beating the morning rush!)
To buy: Over-the-Door Cabinet Organizer, $30, stacksandstacks.com.
Right: Even if your drawers are somewhat translucent, clearly label what’s stored inside so you don’t waste time digging around searching for what you need. Smaller plastic containers (or even cardboard jewelry boxes) are perfect for keeping like things together. Maintaining a sense of order can actually be therapeutic.
To buy: Elfa Mesh Drawer Unit, starting at $81, containerstore.com.