Kitchen

“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.

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8 Smart Ways to Keep the Kitchen Clean Longer

The only thing better than finishing kitchen-cleanup duty? Not having to do it again for a while. These techniques will make your efforts last longer.

The Best Surface Spray Cleaners

No matter the territory (granite? carpet? glass?), we've picked our favorite products for battling every inch of dirt.

4 Small Space Decorating Tricks

Make any room seem larger with new colors and smart furniture and storage solutions.

The Best Everyday Cleaning Essentials

Tackle everyday messes with the best sponges, scrubbers, sprays, and more.

How to Speed-Clean Your Kitchen

 

The best time-saving tips, techniques, and to-do lists for polishing off the kitchen.

All About Appliances

Learn how to buy (and clean) home and kitchen appliances, avoid expensive appliance repairs, and reuse your existing appliances in clever ways.