The kitchen is one of the hardest rooms to just organize in the first place, let alone keep it organized. There are so many individual items that are often moved from one place to another, it’s no wonder it can get messy.


It’s perfectly possible to achieve a neat and organized kitchen with a few tips – and all within a budget. Organizing your kitchen shouldn’t cost you anything, because most of the work goes to making better use of what you already own.

With that said, let’s take a look at some ways to organize your kitchen on a budget:

Get rid of non-matching sets

It’s common to have all sorts of different sets in the kitchen, from cutlery to pots and pans… after a few years, nothing even matches anymore.

But even worse, it makes it harder to keep things organized. The untold benefit of a matching set is that you always know at a glance if something is missing!

I highly recommend a quick declutter of all your sets. Try to keep only your most used or newest set and store away the rest. If your sets are all mixed up, then perhaps it’s a fine investment to make, starting with cutlery.

Your drawers and cabinets will look more organized with a single matching set and it will be super easy to keep it that way!

Organize your cabinets, shelves, and drawers

There are many ways to go about keeping your kitchen organized, but one of the easiest is to use containers and organizers.

Containers are useful to reduce the visual clutter, as well as making it easier to separate items by category. Also good for keeping fragile items safe when you need to pull them off a tall shelf, for example.

Organizers are great for drawers since items tend to get lost when you let them loose. Your knives, forks, and spoons are usually already in an organizer, but you can do that for other drawers as well.

As for open shelves, it depends on what you’re trying to organize. Some items you can just leave exposed by themselves and it looks great, but you can also use containers that are easy to pick up for smaller items you want to keep close to, but not exposed.

Keep everyday items more accessible

The more frequently you use an item, the easier it should be to get it. And it works the other way around as well: if there’s something you only use rarely, then there’s no reason why it should even be visible.

That’s basically rule number one on how to organize the kitchen. Appliances usually have this issue – they’re either used daily or once a year. Be sure to store them accordingly!

And while you’re at it, feel free to store away the ones that you never use. And no, the fact that it looks beautiful on the counter doesn’t count.

Add a kitchen island

Kitchen islands are useful for a number of reasons. The reasons that matter to us the most are the potential for extra storage and workspace, both of which are highly desirable.

This is a great place to store your most-used appliances, and it’s also a great place to use them without having to clear space anywhere else. Simple, practical, and it helps in keeping the kitchen tidy.

By the way, kitchen islands are all the buzz right now – it’s worth learning more!

Tag containers and spice racks

Not only is it visually appealing to have all your containers with proper name tags, but it also makes it a thousand times easier to organize.

You can find a printable online if you want a custom design for the tags, but any adhesive paper and a sharpie will do just fine. Once again, invest in matching sets for your spice rack and container collection to keep it aesthetically pleasing.

All this talk of organizing may get you excited about a kitchen remodel. If so, you can get free quotes from kitchen remodeling pros in your area today and start making some plans!


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