Kitchen Organization

“Store like with like” and “organize in zones” are mantras that work in every space—particularly in the kitchen. If your cookspace feels like a cluttered mess as opposed to an inspiring prep space, take a look at our best tips for the ultimate in kitchen organization ideas. From a plan for the ideal kitchen setup to tips for organizing items in the pantry, we’ve got you covered. Get inspired to make mini storage changes throughout your space that will have maximum impact on your daily routine—especially if you are struggling to get the kids out of the house and off to school on time. If your kitchen is lacking in storage space, find our recommendations for genius space-saving products (like mobile kitchen islands and cooking utensils that nest together). Living in a rental? You can still customize your cook space by following pro tips for sprucing it up.

Pantry Organizing Checklist

A well-organized pantry means you’ll always know what materials you have on hand.

5 Totally Transformative Under-the-Sink Storage Ideas

No matter what you store there, these simple tricks and foolproof strategies will keep that area in tip-top shape.

Expert Interior Lighting Tips

Looking to create a flattering glow yet still have enough wattage to see what you’re doing? This speedy lesson in lamps, fixtures, and bulbs (plus some room-by-room tips) will illuminate the way.

10 Cheap Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home

Create order out of chaos with creative, low-cost—or, even better, no-cost!—DIY ideas.

8 Germiest Items in Your Home

Turns out, bacteria tends to linger on some of the most frequently used household items. Here, a list of germ-laden places—and how to tackle those trouble spots.

3 Smart Designs for a Home Office

Turn a corner of any room into a work area that really works with these tips.

Creative Thanksgiving Table ideas

Take your own dishes to fun, festive heights with these easy ideas for unexpected Thanksgiving tables.

The Best Inexpensive Party Glasses

Raise the bar (heh) at your next gathering with a stash of affordable drinkware that will make the room—and your guests—sparkle.    

4 Smart Tips for Cleaning the Grill

Leftover bits of food on or below the grates can attract bugs and rodents. Must we go on? A once-a-month deep-cleaning of your gas or charcoal grill makes it all better.

Speed Cleaning

Got a few minutes? That’s all you really need to zap dust and dirt and make any size mess disappear.