39 Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

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In our month-long Organizational Blitz, see how Sweeten homeowners have whipped their homes into shape.

Clutter has the potential to wreak havoc on our lives. Just leave one dish in the sink or place something on the counter with the intention of putting it back later and you’ll be surprised at how quickly your kitchen will devolve into chaos. If this happens to you, don’t give up hope. Finding calm amid the clutter is possible. For a tidy and far less stressful future, we’ve rounded up our best tricks for organizing the kitchen.

how to organize a kitchen

If your kitchen is on the smaller side, the key is to make sure that everything has an easily accessible home. These seven storage solutions—from extending the height of your cabinets to extending shelves from an exhaust hood—will help you do just that.

how to organize a kitchen

Looking for more space-savvy tips? Here’s another seven. You won’t want to miss the hidden dishwasher tucked in a drawer.

how to organize a kitchen

For home chefs everywhere, pantry storage is serious business. The homeowners of these five kitchens figured out how to incorporate pantries within their existing square footage.

how to organize a kitchen

Don’t need a full-size pantry? Try one of these five variations of the spice rack, perfect for the once-a-week cook.

how to organize a kitchen

The kitchen island is a highly versatile unit; it can provide storage—think one large cabinet!—a work surface, or serve as a transition between two living areas. Here are five of our favorites.

how to organize a kitchen

If you don’t have enough room for a kitchen island, consider the peninsula, which will greatly improve storage and prep space, whether you choose a more compact size—think two-seater perch for dining—or go big.

As part of our Organizational Blitz, don’t miss our previous post on Budget Basics: Bath Renovation Costs.

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