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29 Useful Kitchen Products For People Who Love Being Organized

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1. An expandable cabinet shelf for twice(!) the space to group like with like — i.e., all the white mugs can live separately from the rando initial mugs people keep giving you from the Anthro sale section.

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I mean, those mugs are great too! Has sturdy iron construction, expands from 15.75 inches to 30 inches wide, and can hold plates, bowls, cups, and other fine china.

Promising review: "We bought four of these to increase shelf space in our small kitchen. They are sturdy and attractive, easy to clean, and quite functional. They are adjustable to different lengths, which turned out to be important (I measured one area wrong). One of the shelves is holding four plastic bins that contain about 6 lbs. each of dry goods when full. I would recommend these if you need a little more shelving." —Ms Judie

Get it from Amazon for $23.09 (bronze), Jet for $23.09 (bronze, gray), or Walmart for $23.49 (white).

2. A mountable stemware rack that can sidle up under shelves behind closed doors or behind glass cabinet doors.

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Mounting hardware included, measures approximately 10x11x1.5 inches.

Promising review: "My talented husband installed these in my china cabinet with excellent results! By securing two matching stained oak strips to the front inside edge opening and solid back before installing wine racks, I now have easy access to wine glasses and additional room on an upper glass shelf for additional small plates, smaller wine glasses, and containers. In addition, he replaced the old 1984 standard bulb with a string of plug-in LED lights in between the two added oak strips, complete with a toggle switch on the outside to turn lights on or off as desired and that dramatically increased lighting. The end result is simply awesome!" —Dodie Hall

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 or Walmart for $13.99.

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3. A pour-over filter stand so the essentials can be where you need them when you're a 5 a.m. zombie fumbling in your kitchen.

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Made specifically for Hario filters, but you can fit other pour-over filters in there!

Promising review: "At last, a smart filter organizer. Lovely ceramic." —Fahad Malaikah

Get it from Amazon for $16.85.

4. A pack of Sugru, which is really just fancy talk for moldable glue you can use to make hooks, hang storage racks, and other handy cookspace tasks. Oh, and it can hold up to 2 kilograms!

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Includes eight packs of glue that sets overnight, so you don't have to use it all at once. Can be used indoors and out as it's waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant, and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts).

Promising review: "Usually these types of products have disappointed me. But Sugru lives up to its promise. I used it to install a shower curtain rod without drilling holes into the wall (the tension rods kept slipping and falling, so I wanted a more permanent solution). I made simple hooks to hang bathroom accessories. And I also fixed my Mac's fraying power card. Awesome product, highly recommend." —Sharmila Velamur

Get it from Amazon for $22, Jet for $20, or Walmart for $21.

5. A pull-down spice rack for double checking you're grabbing the bottle of cumin, even though you *already know* it's on the third row, second from the left.

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Mounting hardware included.

Promising review: "Being vertically challenged, this is a must-have in the kitchen! The rack brackets were fairly easy to install using a step stool. It's simple to put together and use. If you have minimal cabinet shelf space, only the shorter spice bottles will fit on the top shelf of this rack when it is put up in position (ours have 9-inch between shelves). Two-inch spice bottles will only fit with five across each shelf, leaving room on the side for smaller bottles. Those that are 1.5 inches would probably have worked better, but I like the larger 6-ounce bottles for storage and larger labeling. The bottles do slide around a little when moving it, but that's expected. I loved it so much that I bought a second one!" —JaStar

Get it from Amazon for $17.61+ (three finishes), Jet for $18.60 (white), or Walmart for $19.52 (white).

6. An adjustable drawer-organizing system that'll grow with you and your kitchen utensil arsenal.

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Made of dishwasher-safe silicone. Includes a nonslip basemat, and 15 reposition-able Divitz in three sizes.

Promising review: "I have a really small drawer for mine and my son's utensils. Couldn't find anything that would fit the drawer. Baskets were too narrow, too big, not long enough...and a basket for forks, knives, and spoons was too much. THIS PRODUCT FIT PERFECTLY. I cut it to the size I needed and when I open the drawer, NOTHING MOVES." —Katia Uriarte

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Get them from Amazon for $34.99 (two colors) or The Grommet for $34.99 (five colors).

7. A gorgeous wooden magnetic knife rack in a ~variety~ of wood finishes to match your decor scheme.

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Has a continuous magnet and made of all-natural, food-safe wood. Includes mounting hardware and wood plugs to cover the hardware.

Promising review: "This knife strip is utterly beautiful and worked better than any strip I've bought over the years. Install is a breeze and the caps to cover up the screws are a nice, premium touch." —Jonathan Digital Media

Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in 8 lengths, 10 wood finishes).

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8. A 36-capacity K-cup drawer so you can finally banish the boxes of future coffee to the recycling where they belong... and it's sturdy enough to support your K-Cup machine!

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Promising review: "Great item. It states it holds 36 K-cups, but if you turn every other one over, it will hold 42!" —BDK

Get it from Amazon for $13.29.

9. Or a 100-bag organizer for when you need to spill the tea without hogging a whole cabinet.

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Promising review: "Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That's what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!" —Sarah C.

Get it from Amazon $24.99 or Jet for $24.99.

10. A pan and sheet organizer that'll transform the random cabinet that you can't figure out a use for while also protecting the non-stick coatings of your baking BFFs.

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Made of sturdy gauge steel with bumpers to protect surfaces.

Promising review: "I bought two! Organization makes me happy and utilizing every inch of my kitchen is a must, so the space in the cabinet above my microwave was going to waste and that was not alright. The organizer for vertical storage and easy to access to my bakeware is perfect! I am so pleased and cannot believe I did not get these before now." —lavalleem

Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

11. A heavy-duty pan organizer to handle your heavy cast-iron skillets without maiming their hard-earned seasoning.

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Five-tier pan has a larger tier on the bottom to accommodate larger pans. Requires no installation.

Promising review: "I've struggled with how to store my cast iron pans yet still have them easy to access and not look a mess. This fits the bill! I have it standing upright on the counter, and it fits easily under my upper cabinets. As shown in the seller's photo, the Lodge LCC3 Cast Iron Combo Cooker, Pre-Seasoned, 3.2-Quart, aka chicken fryer, fits on the bottom tier — and what's not shown is that the lid fits as well if you sit the fryer in it. I have the combo cooker, it's lid, a 10-inch Dutch oven lid, six skillets of varying sizes, and a 8-inch round griddle on the organizer, and it is very stable." —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

12. A pair of pot lid organizers you can mount alongside your pot and pan rack you have stashed in the cabinet.

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Mounting hardware included. Each rack stores three lids, holds lids with different handle types, and measures 9.5x11.2x4 inches.

Promising review: "I love these lid holders!! I was hesitant to nail/screw these into my cabinet doors because I didn't want them damaged. However, I'm crazy about cleanliness and organization so I went for it and haven't regretted it one bit!" —AJ

Get them from Amazon for $14.87.

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13. Or an accordion-style pot holder in case you've got a whole shelf to spare.

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Made of stainless steel with rubber bumpers so it won't damage surfaces. Stretch the length of the holder as you need. Each separator rod is 6.5 inches tall. No installation required.

Promising review: "Absolutely perfect, fits in pot drawer. Wish I would have found this years ago." —Nola Montgomery

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

14. A china storage set for when you don't need to pull out your wedding gifts, aka 363 days of the year.

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Made of quilted cotton fabric and has a top-loading design. Includes cases for dinner plates (12x 6.5 inches), salad plates (10x5 inches), dessert plates (8.5x5 inches), cups (16.5x12x4 inches), and saucers (7.5x5 inches).

Promising review: "Best china and crystal packers ever! No need to bother with cardboard boxes, masking tape, and newspaper wrapping. Very compact and lightweight. The greatest." —NanceLou

Get them from The Container Store for $29.99.

15. A stackable rack to finally bring some order to the pile of cleaning products you have under your kitchen sink...or in any ol' cabinet!

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No mounting required and measures in at 16.7x10.8x10.2 inches.

Promising review: "This is the thing of all things. You can hold so much with this! One of my favorite little investments." —mayleen

Get it from Amazon for $24.87 (available in two finishes).

16. Or a complete under-sink storage system so you don't have to Tetris shelving units together.

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Made of steel panels, measures at 15x11.25x15 inches with an expandable 15-

to 25-inch rail and four adjustable heights.

Promising review: "Easy to assemble, organizes the space! You won't regret this purchase if you're a struggling neat freak like me." —Ashley Clarke

Get it from Amazon for $22.87.

17. A peg organizer system can keep contents from rattling around while you're searching for the lone 1/4 cup measuring cup again.

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Wood construction with a clear finish. The smallest size includes one drawer insert and nine pegs. Can be trimmed to an exact size with a table saw.

Promising review: "I have a very large and deep kitchen drawer. This allows me to put a full eight-setting china set in the drawer. It is happens to match the maple interiors of my cabinets and that is a visual plus. We had to cut it down to fit but that was fairly easy. I bought two and will most likely use the second to organize storage containers and mixing bowls." —Diana

Get it from Amazon for $49.21+ or Jet for $49.41+ (three sizes).

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18. A sturdy can dispenser to see how many Diet Cokes you have left instead of reaching your hand in a dark, damp cardboard box like a horror movie villain searching for your next victim.

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Made of durable steel, holds 12 beverage cans, and measures 17.25x5.5x5-7/8 inches.

Promising review: "This dispenser works perfectly. It actually is quite sturdy (I can fill the dispenser with 12 cans and then pick it up by the side wires, which don't break or even bend despite the weight) and the cans roll down smoothly when you take a can from the bottom (none have fallen off the back or gotten stuck). Overall, great buy." —Katelyn Rodriquez

Get it from Amazon for $9.87+ (three sizes).

19. A *dedicated* mason jar salad kit that'll stay contained, even when it's just collecting dust on your shelf.

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There are drinking mason jars and then there are salad mason jars.

Promising review: "I use this mason salad jar daily to bring salads to work. Previously I was utilizing glass jars, but they are a little heavy to tote back and fourth with a 34-ounce glass jar. I love that under the lid it has a container to hold salad dressing. This container and the lid to the mason jar do not leak at all. I have been using this jar for about a month now and wash it in the dishwasher and have not had any issues. I wish it wasn't as pricey though as I would love to order more!" —Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

20. A gorgeous utensil-draining caddy so the helpers that can't go in the dishwasher have a place to hang out that isn't a hideous drying rack.

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Made of hand-thrown stoneware with a discreet spout for drainage.

Promising review: "This functional work of art is the perfect solution for drying/draining flatware/utensils in the kitchen or bar area. We specifically wanted a better way to dry items that we handwashed when not using the dishwasher. We have a double sink area and simply wash in one side and place items on the rack in the bottom of the other sink and on ribbed mats on the counter. We had no specific receptacle to hold flatware/utensils. We also have a bar with a sink with the same issue, so I ordered two. I filled two of these with cooking/prep utensils and flatware: Each held lots. The next morning, everything was completely dry including inside the bottom of the 'cup.'" —Appreciate Handcrafts

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $34.

21. A notched tray as a place for your food storage container lids to live that's not on top of their rightful containers. (You and I both know that takes us too much space in the drawer.)

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Holds up to 38 lids (26 small and 12 large), made of BPA-free plastic, hand-wash only, measures 11x7.75x3.75 inches.

Promising review: "We have tons of Tupperware and the lids flying all over used to drive me bananas. This is one of those simple products that makes a big difference. It has three compartments to hold three different sized lids. We must have at least 25 lids in there and they all fit great. Kind of life changing!" —Jack

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (clear, white), Jet for $12.46 (clear), or Walmart for $12.46 (clear).

22. A countertop tray with enough grip to keep your sink essentials in place exactly where you want them, lest someone get confused as to where the scrubbing sponge goes.

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Promising review: "Really nice heavy-duty silicone try. It works great to hold things like sponges and brushes. Makes the kitchen sink look much neater and organized." —Tonie

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (three colors).

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23. A set of under-shelf baskets for ensuring there's no wasted space in your pantry or fridge.

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Includes four baskets of varying size with a tight mesh grid to prevent contents from escaping.

Promising review: "I found these shelves to be extremely handy. They helped me transform my kitchen pantry from chaos to order. They slide in and hang under the shelves, and allow me to use space I wasn't able to use otherwise. Now I can find all those cans of vegetables and soups that used to be buried. And my pantry looks organized and neat." —Sandra Henry-Stocker

Get them from Amazon for $29.99 or Jet for $29.99.

24. A sliding cabinet organizer that'll make reaching the stuff in the back of your cabinet considerably less burdensome — without having to pay for custom slide-out drawers.

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Made of commercial-grade chrome wire with full-extension.

Promising review: "I purchased two of these organizers to use in the cupboard under my sink. These are very high quality and work perfectly. They provide a lot of handy storage and leave the area under the sink very neat and organized. I was a little skeptical of the price at first, but after they arrived, I could see how high quality and long lasting they will be." —JoanaFark

Get it from Amazon for $60.25+ (six sizes).

25. A set of air-tight containers and chalkboard labels to rid yourself of half-used boxes of pantry staples while creating a beautiful custom lineup.

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Container set includes five BPA-free acrylic canisters with air-tight lids with silicone gaskets.

Promising review: "Nice clear canisters. Good quality, latches work great. They fit well in my cabinets and also look great on kitchen or bathroom counters. I bought larger size canisters from a big-box store and these are just as nice and cost less!" —Miki Baby

Get them from Amazon: containers for $20.99 and 40 labels for $8.65.

26. An over-the-door organizer you can easily move to *right* where you need it.

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Promising review: "The under-the-sink organizer has been such a blessing! The top shelf allows for complete drying of sponges and scrubbers (after I soak them in undiluted vinegar in order to kill all the bacteria present on them). The bottom shelf is the perfect size for storing larger items, such as large bottles of dish soap, etc. Very happy with this purchase!" —2 Blessed 2 Stress

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (three finishes).

27. A stackable can organizer so you don't have to figure out which soup can's rings will cozily fit into the lid of another.

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Made from heavy-gauge steel and can store up to 36 cans of various sizes.

Promising review: "I originally just bought one but realized I had enough space in my pantry to stack two of them. Other reviewers said they had issues with the can rack falling over due to the weight. I have not had this issue. As long as the rack is on a steady surface and braced against two walls like I have in my pantry, it should be fine. Word of advice though, if you have small round cans of tuna or chicken don't put them on their sides. They don't roll well and they fall over. Three small cans of tuna can be stacked together on a shelf and two large cans of chicken can be stacked. They will slide this way. I absolutely love this can rack!! It saved me from the chaos of my pantry." —Jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $24.87.

28. An adjustable wrap organizer that'll group your quart freezer bags and quart nonfreezer bags in one place.

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Made from durable plastic and steel-coated wires. No mounting required.

Promising review: "Love that you can adjust to the fit of each box. I use Press N Seal, foil, parchment paper, wax paper, sandwich bags, and quart freezer bags and they all fit great. It can also fit gallon freezer bags but you might lose a space due to the larger size box. It's very sturdy and doesn't take up too much space. I recommend this product." —Butterfly SA

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

29. And a set of magnetic strips so stray beer bottles don't clutter up your well-oiled fridge food-prep system.

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Adhere to a flat, clean surface with included heavy-duty peel-and-stick adhesive. Includes two strips with three magnets each.

Promising review: "The magnets have worked great! Have never dropped a bottle — keep the bottles from getting knocked over as they did before we had this product (when they are just lined up in the fridge) and the free space underneath them is great for storage! My only question now is, what do I do when we need a new fridge! I will definitely be contacting the company to see if it is possible to remove and order additional adhesive strips to re-stick to a new fridge. Also initially I was skeptical as to whether the adhesive used to secure the magnetic strips to the fridge would last, but ours are four months in and we have never had a problem! Amazing, fun, and novel product!" —Kiki

Get them from Uncommon Goods for $38.

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