12 Organizing Discoveries That Professional Organizers Use in Their Own Kitchens


The right tools are required for kitchen organisation. A shelf can’t be organised if it’s just one big, empty void. But, with so many bins, baskets, and other storage options available, it isn’t easy to know which ones are most useful for keeping a kitchen organised. I spoke with a couple of professional organisers and bloggers to learn more about the storage options that could improve my kitchen spaces. Here are 13 products they use to keep their kitchen cabinets, pantries, and drawers organised.

DrawerFit Expandable Silverware Drawer Organizer by YouCopia

An expert organiser Lisa Dooley keeps her utensil drawer organised with this expandable silverware organiser. Arrange your forks, knives, and spoons on the left and your wooden spoons, spatulas, and other tools on the right!

Lazy Baoblaze Susan

Kitchn editors adore a sluggish Susan. And it turns out that a lazy Susan with two tiers is superior to a lazy Susan with only one! Uncluttered Simplicity founder Esther Konz recommends this lazy double-decker Susan for added storage and efficiency in the kitchen. It’s fantastic. Save storage space by keeping your most frequently used kitchen items on the top level, including anything from cooking oils to spices . Then, fill the compartments with sugar, salt, or herbs that we frequently use in our cooking.

Tray for Knives Joseph Joseph Drawer

Knife blocks take up flat space and include a lot of extraneous pieces. Instead, Konz employs (and adores!) this ingenious knife organising tray, which can be tucked into a drawer. “It keeps the knives away from other utensils and it also save some space,” she explains.

Set of OXO POP Containers

Not only are cardboard boxes unsightly, but they also take up a lot of space! You could remove the plastic bags and store them in a bin or basket, but Dooley prefers to keep cereal, pasta, and other dry pantry essentials in these stackable, sealed containers. They’re also transparent, so you’ll know when to go grocery shopping!

Spice Drawer Liner by YouCopia

There are numerous creative ways to organise spices (as this list proves). Dooley adores this insert, which snugly holds jars of all sizes in a drawer. To customise it, cut the 10-foot roll down to size!

Kitchen Storage Organizer Over Door by mDesign

Are you looking to organise the inside of your kitchen cabinets? Don’t forget to use the doors as well! Konz uses this metal basket to store baking sheets, but it can also hold plastic wrap, foil, wax paper, and baggies. You’ll instantly increase your storage space no matter how you use it!

Over-the-Door Hanging Shoe Organizer with 24 Pockets

Don’t be put off by zip-top bags and other small, inconvenient pantry items. Caroline Clark, a professional organiser, uses an over-the-door hanging shoe organiser in her pantry to add instant storage to an already crowded space.”I use the lower part for my four-year-snacks old so he can get what he wants and also so I don’t have to stop what I’m doing every time ,” she says.

Drawer Dividers Made of Bamboo That Can Be Adjusted

Linda Barlaam, a professional organiser, swears by these dividers for organising silverware or keeping kitchen gadgets in order in a drawer. They’re adjustable, so you can make them more comprehensive in any drawer to suit your needs. They’re also made of bamboo, a nice change from all the plastic.

Weatherproof Storage Box IRIS

Jamie Novak, a professional organiser, says she used to keep multiple kitchen gadgets “just in case,” which clogged her drawers to the point where she couldn’t open them. Her answer? “I now keep the extras in a shop-at-home storage box,” she explains. “I shop my stash when I need to replace my pancake turner or a new garlic press.”

Copco 9-Inch Non-Skid Turntable

When it comes to clutter, spices are a common offender. With this essential, non-skid turntable recommended by Barlaam, you can keep yours organised and easily accessible in a cabinet or on a counter. This is also the lazy Susan (see Number 1) that Kitchn editors adore.

Crazy Susan Turntable for Kitchen Cabinets from YouCopia

Amy Bloomer’s favourite product is a spin (pun intended!) on a lazy Susan: YouCopia’s Crazy Susan, which is ideal for storing snacks or ingredients you need to grab quickly. Because the plastic storage bins are clear, you can soon inventory the contents.

Refrigerator Bin Holder with Front Handle by mDesign

Novak used this refrigerator bin to solve yet another kitchen organisation issue. “Because I make a lot of sandwiches, I used to have to get the bread from one place and the condiments and fixings from another,” she explains. “Now I keep everything in a single plastic basket with a handle that I pull out as needed.” As a bonus, if anything leaks in the basket, it’s simple to clean! What are some of your favourite kitchen storage solutions? Tell us in the comments section below!

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