5 Smart Storage Items for Organizing Your Kitchen

Are pots and pans cluttering up every bit of cabinet space you have?

Do storage containers and their flimsy lids fall down every time you try to reach something on your top shelf?

Kitchens are home to a lot of different items. But if you want a clean kitchen that functions well, you have to keep these items under control. If you plan on adding more appliances in your kitchen, check out Kitchen Kickstart for kitchen essential reviews. 

If you’re ready to get your kitchen in order, keep reading. These five storage items will help you organize your kitchen like a pro! 

1. Cabinet Organizers for Pots and Pans

Unlike plates or bowls, pots and pans can be quite difficult to stack. So, most people tend to store their small pots inside their larger ones.

That might save you some space, but it makes it hard to find those small pots when you need them. You have to pull out the entire stack just to get to the pot you want!

You can free up cabinet space and make your pots and pans more accessible with a pull-out cabinet organizer.

This organizer is easy to mount inside a base cabinet. It has a simple, sliding design that allows you to pull your pans out toward you so you don’t have to rummage around to find the one you need. 

If your pots and pans have lids, just slide the handle of the lid over the handle of the pot itself. That way, they’re always stored together. You won’t have to waste time searching for the lid that goes with your pot!

This cabinet organizer features hanging S-hooks, which can also be used to hold any colanders or baking trays that have handles.

2. Over-the-Door Shelves and Bins

Professional organizers know how to use every inch of space, especially in small apartments. One great way to do that is to hang shelves or bins on the inside of your cabinet doors.

 Over-the-door shelves come in all different shapes and sizes. You can buy a small hanging storage unit to hold things like cleaning supplies or trash bags. You can also buy a slim one to hold plastic freezer bags or reusable grocery bags.

If you have a large pantry door, get one with multiple shelves to hold spices and dry goods.

Over-the-door shelves and bins are great for other rooms too, including the bedroom and bathroom. They’re a perfect way to maximize space and keep items within easy reach.

Just make sure to buy ones that are slim enough for your cabinets. Otherwise, you won’t be able to close your cabinet doors!

3. Under-the-Sink Shelves 

A lot of us tend to waste the cabinet space beneath the sink. But this expandable shelf organizer can help you take advantage of that space.

This shelving unit provides two layers of storage. It’s built to sit comfortably under your sink without interfering with plumbing. The adjustable height makes it great for sinks of all sizes.

Add this beneath your sink to create easy-access storage for cleaning products and other essentials. 

4. Tiered Turntables

Thomas Jefferson invented the original Lazy Susan way back in the 1700s, and they’re still used in kitchens around the world.

Initially, it was designed as a way to serve people at a dining table. But over the years, it has evolved into many different versions, such as these tiered turntable trays. 

Turntable trays are great because you can use them pretty much anywhere:

  • In a cabinet to maximize storage
  • On a pantry shelf to hold spices and baking supplies
  • On your kitchen countertop for items like salt shakers and napkin holders

Tiered turntables offer an added layer of storage, allowing you to store more items in the same amount of space.

5. Lid Organizers

Tupperware is great for holding leftovers, fruit salads, and baked goods. But when you’re not actually using those plastic containers, they can be a huge nuisance.

The containers themselves aren’t that problematic (they usually stack pretty easily). But those lids can be a nightmare.

How many times have you reached for something on a high shelf only to have four plastic lids fall on your head? How many minutes have you wasted searching for a lid to a container that you just filled with food?

It’s time to put those days behind you and get a lid organizer

 Lid organizers come in all different shapes and sizes. Most of them are designed to fit both square and round lids. With one of these in your kitchen, you can keep all of your lids in one place, regardless of which type of container they belong to.

If you have a lot of extra cabinet space, you can stack your plastic containers with the lids on. But if space is limited, a lid organizer is the easiest way to get them under control.


With the right storage solutions, organizing your kitchen can be a cinch!

Maximize space with under-the-sink shelves and over-the-door bins. Make items more accessible with pull-out sliders for cookware, and tiered turntable trays for smaller items. Get those plastic lids under control with a special organizer.

By adding a few of these items to your kitchen, you’ll find that organizing isn’t the chore you’ve always thought it to be!

Author bio:

Amber Smith is the Leasing Manager at Catalyst Houston. With over seven years of experience working in luxury apartment communities, this Houston native has true pride in her city and understands why Catalyst is the perfect place to call home.

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