I moved back into my parents house last August and just today I finally went through the rest of the boxes that were hanging out in my bedroom. It only took almost 11 months for me to unpack (and there are still boxes in the storage but I am not going to count those for now) but I am glad I finally got started on my spring cleaning! It is always a struggle to start, but always feels good at the end!
This sudden cleaning spree gave me the idea to look around for some good organizing ideas for the kitchen. Our kitchen is pretty old school since we’ve kept the same kitchen that’s been here since the house was built! It’s also small and finding a home for everything is sometimes a challenge. However there are lots of creative solutions to help keep organized, whether your kitchen is old or new or big or small!
Here is a round up of some unique ideas– many of them DIY friendly– that can help you get (and keep) your kitchen organized!
Recycle an old ladder and turn it into a hanging pot rack- I LOVE this- via Desire to Inspire
Or try using a bike wheel via HippieEats (Can I have both a ladder and a wheel?)
Glass jars are beautiful and can make for a clean and uniform look when it comes to storing grains, flours, beans, and more! There’s also a bunch of ways to clearly label them that you can do yourself:
Use removable labels via MarthaStewart.com
Etch the glass via MarthaStewart.com
Chalkboard them! Follow this great tutorial via Dream a Little Bigger
Or try painting the tops of lids– which work great for smaller jars to be stored in drawers via Healthy Mamma
Sew up a pretty plastic bag holder via MarthaStewart.com
I always feel like I am using too many paper towels– 1 skoy cloth = 15 rolls of paper towels! Which saves space and is good for the environment! Learn more about them at SkoyCloth.com
Beautiful vintage hutch on the outside, personalized cabinet doors with storage on the inside! Via CountryLiving.com
If you like the vintage hutch but don’t have one, try making one yourself! Here’s an example via StokelyBaksh.com
I love this idea of using tension curtain rods as pantry dividers. They are perfect for organizing cake pans, muffin tins, lids, and cutting boards. Try it via MarthaStewart.com
Peg boards are amazing, I love them everywhere, and they work great in the kitchen! It can be small or go from floor to ceiling, a fun pop color, or tonal to match your kitchen’s color scheme. Here is a great tutorial with pics and directions via Decorology
A tool-free and money-free way to organize your drawers, via Lady Goats (Awesome name!)
I would love to paint a whole wall with chalkboard paint– I can’t get enough of this stuff! You can do a whole wall or a small section or make a hanging chalkboard. So many possibilities! It’s handy to have a re-usable writing surface to jot down shopping lists, meal ideas for the week, reminders, and schedules. Here is one way to do it via AwfulBeautiful and you can also find some cool already made chalkboards via Etsy.