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    40 Ways To Organize Every Cabinet In Your House

    Or at least every type of cabinet that I know exists.

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    1. Give lazy Susans a whirl on a low kitchen cabinet shelf to get a clear view of bottled, heavy items like spices, olive oil, and ingredients that don't need to be refrigerated. PLUS, they'll catch those stray red pepper flakes or powders, making cleaning out the cabinet *so* much easier.


    They also make good use of corner cabinets. And as this reviewer notes, they're also great for containing toiletries in bathroom cabinets!

    Promising review: "Love these lazy Susan turntables for spices, bath accessories and lotions, and they fit inside cabinets, side by side." β€”kristina l stiller

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $39.95 (available in four colors).

    2. Hang up lighter spices (like cinnamon and garlic powder in plastic bottles!) in spice clips you can stick on the inside of cabinet doors by the stove for easy access. (Seriously, spices are the EASIEST to get lost in with everything else!), Amazon

    Also, some reviewers noted that they had to use their own adhesive to stick the clips to inside cabinet doors.

    Promising review: "I live in an apartment so I didn't use the sticky back on the strips The strips came with a lot of screws that work great on my cabinet door. Now all of my spices are up where I can see them and I don't keep buying duplicates. Works well with all different sized bottles." β€”Andy Smith

    Get six strips (enough for 30 jars) from Amazon for $17.79.

    3. Safely store your mountains of bulk-buy cans on special racks you can slide onto a higher kitchen cabinet shelf. This way they won't go tumbling next time you need some black beans for a pot of chili but you'll still see when it's time to restock!


    Pssst, you can *also* put these on top of your kitchen cabinets in case you have enough room between their tops and the ceiling. And as you can see from this pic ^, you can stack tuna cans or other shorter cans together, and pair like with like in a row so you know your black beans are all on the bottom center, etc.

    Promising review: "No more expired cans, because I can see what I have and USE IT before it's bad! Shopping is more efficient and I have less wasted food and money. The rack itself stays together very sturdy when loaded completely with cans. Very pleased with this purchase. My one caveat would be the suggestion to measure your space against what this takes up because I didn't and I had to place it in a different spot than I originally intended, my oversight." β€”Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in three finishes).

    4. "Install" a lightweight shelf that clips onto a cabinet shelf to help fill up the dead space with light bags of snacks, food wraps, and more. Aka, the stuff that can get crushed mixed in with cans but you also don't want to unearth after the expiration date has passed :(., Amazon

    Promising review: "We use this under-shelf mainly for lightweight goods in the pantry. We ended up buying four shelves. They couldn't have been easier to assemble. Sturdy enough for storing kipper herrings cans, as well as paper goods, snack bags, etc. These were items that ended up on top of other things, and it was a daily pain moving them to get to other things. Problem solved! I like them so much I'm looking for other areas to put more." β€”Stitch in Time

    Get two from Amazon for $14.97.

    5. Get back that shelf of jumbled tea boxes by storing bags in an easy-to-grab tea bag organizer that'll take up significantly less room *and* help you keep track of how many bags you have left of sleepytime.


    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!" β€”Sarah C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    6. And do the same for your K-cups with a coffee pod organizer that'll eliminate piles of mostly empty boxes and move easily from lower cabinet to countertop during your morning routine.


    Some people even just leave this sitting out on their countertop behind their K-cup machine, freeing up cabinet space for other items!

    Promising review: "I love how this organizer fits nicely under the cabinets. While I like the drawer under K-cup machine, it wouldn't fit since it would raise the machine by inches and therefore causing the handle to bump the cabinet. This one works perfectly for my counter. In addition, it holds a 50 capacity." β€”Idalia

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. Reposition clear bins filled with like-minded packaged goods as your storage needs change. Sometimes ya' need your insta-gravy packets front and center, and other times you need boxes organic mac and cheese at eye level.


    Promising review: "I needed to organize a couple of cabinets in my kitchen, one with my baking supplies and one with mostly tea and coffee but also some other instant beverages. These bins are just perfect. I can see what I want and get the item without having to search for it or have stuff fall out in the process." β€”Auntie Paula, avid reader

    Get the three-piece set from Amazon for $32.99 or the large bin for $12 each.

    8. Label and turn square food storage containers onto their side so there's room for everyone!

    Homemade by Carmona

    Check out more clever kitchen cabinet organizing tips from Homemade by Carmona.

    Get a two-pack of similar gallon containers from Amazon for $16.99.

    9. Gather up all those oddly shaped boxes of ziplock bags, aluminum foil, saran wrap, and more in an adjustable food wrap organizer, lest you make the sad mistake of putting a slow cooker dump dinner in a NON-FREEZER ziplock gallon bag and have your meal prep gone to waste. Again.


    Promising review: "Where has this been my entire life? I love that the shelves are adjustable so I can fit a variety of wraps and other household cleaning boxes in it. Easily take out needed box and back it goes. My cabinet is finally neat!" β€”Jill R

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. Turn that stack of baking sheets and cutting boards upright (and actually SEE what you have!) with a pantry rack just begging to be parked close to your oven and prep space where you can easily reach it while holding that cucumber you already retrieved from the fridge.


    Promising review: "I bought two of these to replace a cheaper version that had moveable spacers. Though this one is not adjustable, it is by far better for my cutting boards, cookie sheets and muffin tins. It is sturdier than its predecessor, which fell apart after a couple months. It fits well in a standard size cabinet and is a great help with keeping my stuff organized and within reach." β€”Grekrs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    Also check out an over-the-door cutting board organizer for $14.47.

    11. Or if you're looking for a little more of a permanent solution, install a pull-out rack so you can summon those baking sheets and pot lids that've been hiding in your deepest, darkest lower kitchen cabinet.


    Holds up to 18 pan lids while also holding trays, baking sheets, and cutting boards. Made of 99 percent steel, easily installs, and measures 7.25"x9"x21".

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. I wish I had more cabinet space, but this makes it much easier. We installed it under the kitchen sink (which is a farmhouse sink with a large front apron) and it fits perfectly. I have three baking sheets, three cooling racks, a rectangular skillet, and two serving platters in there, and it all fits great! If I had another cabinet to put things in, I would totally buy this again for storing my pot lids. :)" β€”Lenna

    Get it from Amazon for $49.50.

    12. And consider getting that waffle maker, stand mixer, and other small(ish) kitchen appliances off you countertops and onto two rolling shelves that'll keep 'em out of sight 'til it's time to whip up your famous lemon squares.


    Designed for a cabinet that is 15" width (B15) from outside to outside, with a 11-1/2" or wider opening, requires a 11-1/2" or larger cabinet opening to work properly, has a 100 lbs. full-extension ball-bearing slide system, and mounts on bottom, side and rear for total stability.

    Promising review: "We just moved from a house with a huge kitchen with custom cabinets to a condo with builder's grade cabinets and a tiny kitchen. The base cabinets here have a half shelf that's basically useless and if something is in the back of the cabinet it's gone. I ordered Rev-A-Shelf double tier roll-outs for all base cabinets and I am really happy with them. The frames and baskets are heavy duty and feel built to last. They are really easy to assemble and to install in wider cabinets - 18" and 15" openings. The 12" cabinets were a challenge because I'm a little large, but it just took a little more patience. I recommend drilling little start holes for the screws at the bottom and back of the frame. Considering replacing the cabinets would cost thousands installing the Rev-A-Shelves cost so much less and still greatly improved the kitchen's functionality. By the way, I'm a Grandmother with arthritic hands and still installed them by myself with only a small rechargeable screwdriver." β€”Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $98.99+ (available in four sizes).

    13. Or if most of your non-food goods are regaled to one larger bottom cabinet, you can make them all coexist in harmony with a few organizing goods (like the pantry rack ^) and some hooks/adjustable curtain rods for your most oft-used pot lids on cabinet doors.

    One Good Thing by Jillee

    Check out all the deets of this impressive organizing feat on One Good Thing by Jilleee.

    To recreate the pot lid organization, grab some supplies from Amazon: four-pack of tension rods for $9.99 and a 30-pack of white eye hooks for $6.61

    (P.S. You can use the rest of the eye hooks for hanging coffee mugs!)

    14. Corral all those random toppers with a food storage lid organizer if you're fortunate enough to have some drawers in your kitchen cabinets. The dream!


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

    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!" β€”Jack

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. Scoot all those top-heavy wine glasses into a safer spot in the kitchen with mounted stemware racks that'll free up some serious cabinet space for all your other impressive organizational feats. (P.S. This will also work in a bar cabinet!)


    My current apartment has a wooden wine glass rack and I haven't broken a SINGLE wine glass since I moved there. Can't say that for my old place where I had 'em on a high cabinet shelf.

    Promising review: "These are great quality for how inexpensive they are! They came with several sizes of screws so you're sure to find some that work for wherever we're putting them. We used them in a set of cube shelves to get some of the stemware out of over-crowded cabinets." β€”Ali

    Get two rails from Amazon for $10.87 or a similar rack that holds 18 glasses for $29.95. Also check out some similar under-cabinet wine holders for $24.99.

    16. Put stacks of plates on this sturdy corner shelf to prove that yes, those few inches of awkward inches up against the cabinet wall can be used for greatness!


    Promising review: "Great. My small apartment kitchen cabinets have very little room for dishes. This little thing now sits in the corner of a cabinet and has all my plates and bowls. I’m thinking of getting another" β€”SewCats

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    17. Fit in every last (super heavy) dish with expandable cabinet shelves that'll basically double up your shelf storage and finally contain that Fiestaware collection.

    Promising review: "These expandable shelves are the bomb. They are a great size (measure your cabinets carefully if using inside). They are extremely sturdy and the "expandable" feature is so handy. I have 4 of these; 3 are used for dishes and one in my pantry. This shelf doubles the storage area for canned goods and is a great addition to any cabinet. I am a Fiestaware collector and I have no concern that these sturdy shelves will hold my heavy dishes. If you need to expand your storage...get these. You won't be sorry." β€”Amazon Fan

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97.

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    18. In the bathroom, squeeze a surprising amount of organization around that oddly shaped bathroom sink pipe with an expandable rack that'll help you find love in a hopeless place.

    Measures 15''L x 11.25''W x 15''H and can expand to 25"L.

    Promising review: "I'm so glad I bought this. I have a 24" vanity in my bathroom and this fit perfectly. I have it extended to about 23" and it holds sturdy, though I can see if you were to extend it to its full length it gets weak in the middle. I liked it so much that I ordered another one for the kitchen. I got some clear bins to help organize bottles and other goodies I keep in the bath." β€”Marlene R.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.87+ (available in two finishes).

    19. Put a two-tier basket organizer to work beneath the bathroom vanity corralling boxes of medication, toiletries, and most anything else that gets throw underneath there.,

    Promising review: "As someone who desperately needed to organize their bathroom, this product became very helpful. It was easy to put together, fits nicely in my bathroom, and holds a lot of my necessities. I have attached a before and after picture. Very pleased." β€”Amazon Customer

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

    20. Find a place to contain your hair dryer, round brush, flat iron... you get the gist, in this hair tools holder that'll help you safely tuck away your everyday essentials in an orderly fashion.


    Promising review: "I am using this in my second bathroom with a single vanity with double door on the cabinet. My retractable/folding hair dryer, hair straightener, three bottles of hair stuff, two hair brushes and two combs fit in it. Based on my cabinet door measurement and width of this organizer, the door should close. I forgot to consider the fact that I have a pole-like in between my two small cabinet doors. I had to slide this organizer a little off centered so I don't hit the pole as I close the door (otherwise the door would not close). I also did not anticipate that I would have slight overhangs from the stuff I put in. Fortunately, everything fits and I am able to close the doors without hitting anything. It appears to be staying put when I open/close the doors." β€”Chippendales

    Get it from Amazon for $8.91+ (available in three finishes).

    Keep in mind that if you don't have the space to hang an organizer like this over a door, some heavy-duty Command hooks mounted inside of a cabinet will make a big difference!

    21. Nearly double the space behind your bathroom mirror with these medicine cabinet organizers to help you nestle in all your small-ish essentials without sending them for a tumble every time you open said cabinet.


    Promising review: "These are perfect for organizing a messy medicine cabinet. Has lots of little spaces to put small tubes of ointment/single cold medicine pills etc. I got the set of two small organizers along with the double level one and they're perfect. I was worried my cabinet wasn't deep enough to accommodate these but they were β€” and for the record I feel my cabinet is the crappiest, smallest, shallowest, stupidest in the world. So if this works for me, it'll work for you." β€”william tell-you-like-it-is

    Get them from Amazon for $7.14+ each (available in three sizes and also in a set).

    22. Group together each kid's toothbrush and toothpaste into a container that'll easily fit inside the cabinet. That no one'll argue over toothpaste. Other stuff? Who's to say!

    Organize Your Stuff Now

    Check out more clever medicine cabinet-organizing tips from Organize Your Stuff Now... like circling the expiration date on bottles of medicine!!

    23. Corral metal medicine cabinet go-tos like bobby pins, tweezers, metal nail files, and nail clippers on a magnetic knife strip mounted on the inside of the cabinet or inside a bathroom drawer so you're never poked by said instrument while in search of it. Or even worse, knock it down your bathroom sink!


    Promising review: "Just what I needed in the kitchen to keep my knives handy and right in front of me. So I got a second and use in the bathroom for tweezers, nail clippers, metal nail file and other little metal grooming tools. The magnet is strong with a solid hold. Instillation is easy β€” two screws, and the mounting hardware is completely concealed when you're finished mounting it. I purchased shorter screws than the ones that came with the magnet so that I could do a mount on a cabinet drawer without screwing through the other side." β€”Michael Hudson

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    24. Keep any prescription meds under lock and key (especially if kids are around) in a special cabinet that'll fit in a bathroom cabinet (if not your medicine cabinet).

    The Container Store

    Get it from The Container Store for $24.99.

    25. And if your medicine cabinet isn't going to cut it for holding your toiletries, a spinning beauty organizer can live in a linen cabinet or under your bathroom sink and give you equal access to everything.


    Just be sure to measure your cabinets before buying bc this may be too short for some cabinets!

    Promising review: "I was able to put this whole thing inside my bathroom cabinet with all of my products easily accessible when I rotate it around to reach all that I want when I need them. It was very easy and fast to assemble, and I'm planning on providing one of these to all of my future consultants who sign up under me! I think it is an absolute necessity for anyone following a skincare regimen with multiple steps, creams, serums, tools, toners, lotions and masks!" β€”Angie in Montana

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in five styles).

    26. Tidy up your bathroom cabinets or a linen closet with some wire shelf dividers that'll help prevent your mountain of fresh towels from taking a tumble onto the bathroom floor.


    Promising review: "Not only do I get to use the wasted empty space in my closet there were enough extra to use in my older kids closet! No more messy towels or sheets! Yes!" β€”Jacki

    Get four from Amazon for $15.99.

    27. Mix it up in your linen closet with a variety of stacked linens and labeled storage bins. And store matching sheet sets *within* their pillowcases (like on the second shelf!) so you aren't digging when you get a phone call with SURPRISE! Your in-laws are 30 minutes away.

    I Heart Organizing

    Get the full project deets on I Heart Organizing.

    28. Move the cleaning supplies out of your laundry room cabinets (the perfect place for spare linens!) and re-home them in this super slim rolling organizer that can go between your washer and dryer or between a machine and the wall. Either way, it'll take up just a teeny amount of space.


    Promising review: "Love it, rolls out nice, good balance, at first I thought it wasn’t going to be very sturdy. Once assembled and my laundry products placed in it, very sturdy well balanced and perfectly fits that space next to the dryer." β€”hotmdc

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    29. Throw toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, really WHATEVER won't stay nicely put on a shelf using its own weight into a wire basket you can easily see through. That way when your partner's yelling from the bathroom bc there's no toilet paper you can come to the rescue even faster!

    A Beautiful Mess

    But really, you should keep some toilet paper in your bathroom cabinet too. Get all the deets on A Beautiful Mess.

    Get a similar wire basket from Amazon for $13.93 (available in two sizes and five finishes).

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    30. Throw like items into ~attractive~ bins (and label them!) on shelves in a utility or office closet. AND if you have the room, you can spy a broom/mop holder on that left wall!!!

    Simply Organized

    Get the deets of the full transformation on Simply Organized.

    Get some similar baskets from Amazon: four seagrass storage baskets for $49.99, four striped storage cubes for $20.93, or three bins with rope handles for $21.99

    And get a 12-pack of some similar chalkboard label signs from Amazon for $12.99 and a broom holder for $11.87.

    31. Mount a battery organizer/tester inside your utility cabinet (or the closest cabinet to your biggest junk drawer) to free up some drawer space in a gratuitous display of efficiency.


    This *safely* holds 82 batteries of various sizes. You can store in a drawer or mount on a wall!

    Promising review: "Something so simple saved me an entire drawer's worth of space! We had a battery drawer in the den desk, but it was a mess! Opened battery packages, half of them had new batteries, other batteries floating around loose in the drawer all willy-nilly, all different sizes and brands mixed together. It was an eyesore and a pain every time I had to look for batteries. Now, thanks to this little helper, our batteries are organized and easy to find and grab, right inside the basement stairs doorway. The wattage tester is super helpful, and I was able to toss out half of the batteries we'd had that were dead or nearly dead from being old or accidentally put back with the new batts instead of into recycling. It feels a little thin and flimsy, but it just holds the batteries, you don't move or bend it, so it's moot. So glad I bought this; it's fantastic!!" β€”Amanda S. Michniewicz

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    32. And dump other junk drawer randos into a compact organizer case to give you MUCH easier access to that huge eraser you're going to need after you tried to help your kid with their math homework. (Why is math different now?!)


    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in a variety of styles).

    33. Bring some order to your cabinet shelves in a variety of rooms (even the bathroom or home office!) with some soft divided organizers that are actually made for dresser drawers.


    Promising review: "I use the long one (for bras) for my socks since it’s too narrow for my bras. I use the sock one for hair/face/beauty products on my bathroom counter. I used the others for my bathroom cabinet to organize stuff. Works GREAT." β€”Kass

    Get them from Amazon for $12.79+ (available in five colors).

    34. Surface the smaller essentials for way less metallic digging with an hanging filing cabinet tray. Who knew you already had so many paper clips?! Not you.,

    Promising review: "My filing cabinet at work came with a very shallow organizer and it is worthless. I bought this with my own money and it has been worth every penny. It is deep enough to hold various items and has enough compartments to keep everything organized. I love this product so much, I am considering purchasing a second one but for my home." β€”Ann Pate

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    Also check out an expandable filing cabinet tray.

    35. But if you need to lock up some sensitive materials and don't have the room for a filing cabinet, opt for a locking organizer you can put on a shelf.


    This has a four-digit adjustable lock that'll secure all the other drawers as long as the top drawer is shut.

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99.

    Hannah Wong / BuzzFeed

    36. Shut away any chemicals (think cleaners, paint, paint thinners, gardening chemicals, etc.), in a LOCKABLE cabinet in the garage so pets and kids can't get into them.


    Get it from Amazon for $117.83.

    37. If you're lacking on tool storage, mount an open tool cabinet above your workbench where you can dock those lil' investments within reach, lest another Saturday morning project get derailed by a hunt for your drill/driver.


    Get it from Amazon for $65.99.

    38. Gather up your magnetic tools onto magnetic strips that'll work on either the inside or outside of garage cabinet doors for super fast grabbing while you're working on a project., Amazon

    Promising review: "Great hangers. I use them all over the place. Add storage to cabinet doors in the garage β€” mounted to the garage beer refrigerator and hang all my long drill bits that never fit in the drawer. Use them in tool cabinets to organize all my hand tools. Love them." β€”Robert G. Coach

    Get a six-pack of 18-inch magnetic bars from Amazon for $42.99.

    39. Store hardware in a slim container you can shove onto a cabinet shelf but take out to find that specific wall anchor you're looking for when you finally getting around to installing a gallery wall in your dining room.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    No, this won't replace your OG *huge* storage container that's on your workbench, but this'll be GREAT for the stuff you need quite often and end up carrying to other parts of your home.

    40. And consider moving space-hogging items you only use maybe once a season β€” or even less β€” to some overhead storage shelves. Yep, you'll still be able to park your care in the garage!

    These are the *perfect* places to put larger plastic tubs of holiday decorations and stuff that's in vacuum-sealed bags. This shelf model has an adjustable 18"–33" ceiling drop, holds 600 lbs., and has a limited lifetime warranty.

    Promising review: "This fits our garage perfectly. We have 24" of clearance from our ceiling to the top of our garage door track. We set ours at 19" and still have room. We bought the 18"–33" version and had some confusion with the product description stating 25"–45" of drop down, but it fit perfectly with a little room to spare. If you need extra storage space and to declutter your garage floor, I would highly recommend these racks." β€”Alyssa Gibson

    Get them from Amazon for $249.98 each.

    Make your life even tidier. Check out the best all-natural cleaning products for your home, the best bathroom cleaning products, organization products perfect for neat freaks, and, of course, our ultimate guide to cleaning every single room in your house.

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