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24 Things That'll Help Organize Your Kitchenware

It turns out cooking is a whole lot easier when you actually know where your utensils are kept.

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1. An unreasonably sexy knife block so good lookin' it's gonna be worth placing center stage on your countertop. You know, that spot where you actually need your knives to be while you cook.

Urban Outfitters

This includes a pairing knife, chef's knife, bread knife, kitchen shears, sharpening steel, and the knife block. The metal used is a high carbon, no-stain steel. These "ice-hardened" blades are meant to keep their sharp quality longer and be more resilient. The handles have an anti-slip treatment over the top.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $179.95 (available in three colors).

2. An under-cabinet drawer with a shelf on top β€” that vertical storage space is sure to help you neatly pack away utensils you don't necessarily want on display, but like having at-the-ready.

A reviewer pulls out their drawer to reveal three sponges, four magic erasers, two handheld scrub brushes, one dish brush, four folded dish cloths, and a folded drying pad all neatly arranged

Promising review: "These are nice pieces that helped me organize underneath my bathroom sink! They fit perfectly! After organizing everything, I was so surprised I had so much more room that I grabbed more items out of the linen closet to fill it up. I still have a lot of room left. I bought these based off the high ratings and they hold true. (This is Brad's wife.)" β€”Brad J. Leahy

Get it on Amazon for $25.97 (available in two colors).

3. An over-the-sink dish drying rack for folks who even want drying to look neat and orderly.

Drying rack around the edges of a sink. It has over a dozen bowls/dishes, a spot holding product, another holding knives, space to hang spoons and spatuals, a shelf for soaps, sponges and dishwashing liquid, and a side that holds cutting boards upright.

Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to assemble this rack. It's not flimsy. The quality is very sturdy. It fits over my large sink and is adjustable so I'm assuming it can fit most sinks. It's got a lot of holders in various sizes so can fit a lot of items like sponges and liquid dish soap bottles. I love how it stores all my go-to sink and dish washing items in one place. It makes my kitchen look much more organized and neat." β€”Moonray

Get it from Amazon for $65.99+ (available in four styles).

4. And a garden drying rack so darling it'll even make the chore that is washing baby bottles ~grow~ on you.

Person drying bottles and tops on cactus-and-grass designed drying rack

Promising review: "This clever invention has been so helpful with organizing and drying all of my son's baby bottles and my pumping supplies!! I can fit (with help from the boon twig and flower stem as well) several bottles and two sets of pumping supplies on this rack at the same time. I'm glad I got this version, as it fits everything perfectly and takes up less space on our already small counter! I would highly recommend this, as it makes washing all those bottles and pump parts a lot easier!!" β€”skellimae

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five styles).

5. A pack of pan and pot protectors so you can stack your nonstick cookware without worrying about scratches ruining your favorite pots and pans.


Promising review: "Just purchased my second set of these β€” they are perfect! I use them to protect my good frying pans, my Dutch ovens, nice glass bowls β€” anything where stacking is needed for space but I was worried about scratching. I love the neutral color, but with a cute, all-over pattern, and the size is great for deep bowls to protect the sides or large pans. Plus they are definitely the most cost-effective ones out there. I plan to buy more and also use as an add-on gift when giving cookware." β€”Sno-cone lover

Get a set of 12 in three different sizes from Amazon for $9.80.

6. An in-drawer bamboo knife block β€” if you prefer keeping your knives in a drawer, this'll be an efficient and extra safe way to store them.

An open drawer with the bamboo block installed

Promising review: "I love this product! Keeps my knife drawer organized and makes it easy to find the one I need because I keep them in a particular order. I purchased the one that holds 12 and now I wish I went with the 16 because I do want to add more knives to my collection. There's enough space to grab the knives comfortably. It would be fantastic if there was a slot for scissors and a cleaver somehow. But overall, very satisfied with the product and plan on purchasing another." β€”Zoe

Get it from Amazon for $28.42+ (available in two sizes).

7. A wooden peg board insert for type-A folks who know the joy of *extra* tidy kitchen drawers.


Promising review: "The minute I saw peg-drawer organizers for dishes I really wanted one. I looked at several units that were over $300 but just couldn't justify spending that kind of money for organizing dishes in a drawer. I was SO excited to find this one for under $100 and just hoped it would not be flimsy. It is NOT flimsy! It is very solid, made of laminated layers of plywood. The maple finish is beautiful and looks as good as the finish on my brand new cabinets. The pegs are tapered, larger at the bottom, and also feel substantial with a quality finish. I found this to be an excellent value for a peg-drawer insert. The only drawback is the number of holes. I will be drilling some extras where I need them." β€”Lil M

Get it from Amazon for $47.99+ (available in three sizes).

8. Or a set of drawer dividers you can use to organize drawers in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc. Honestly? I can picture a use for these in every room of my house.

reviewer's drawer with a spot for bowls, and two other divided areas filled with baking and serving tools

Promising review: "After purchasing a new dresser I realized I needed dividers to better organize my things, so I got these. Perfection! They fit can be adjusted short enough to fit the depth of the drawers like I want, click into place easily, and are quite sturdy. I plan on purchasing a couple more sets." β€”Kimberly M. Cox

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $24.99+ (also available in a four-pack).

9. An awesome three-compartment lid organizer for saving yourself from the game of hide-and-seek one must play when trying to find the proper leftover lid and container.

The lid organizer placed inside a kitchen drawer

Promising review: "I love, love, love this storage container. Sounds silly, but it changed my life. No longer do I have to play storage container Jenga! No more stuff falling out of the cabinet every time I open the cupboard. Now I can stack my lids in the organizer and my storage containers fit nicely on the shelf β€” I have a lot of storage containers. I would definitely buy this again and again. Great product!" β€”Laura H.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five styles).

10. A set of stainless-steel magnetic measuring spoons that'll at least make finding your tablespoons a cinch, even if you know you're always going to have a messy gadget drawer. Same.

Promising review: "I have been using cheap flimsy little metal scoops that my son likes to steal and wanted something more functional. I like that these have the two ends, sometimes a recipe needs the same-sized teaspoon for two different ingredients and it's annoying to have to wash for every single one. This resolved that! The magnet is not very strong at all. It holds them together but alone they won't sick on the fridge or my metal bowls, only a metal surface if it's wide and if there's no gravity to oppose the magnet (on top of an edge but not on the side of anything)." β€”Lisa

Get the eight-piece set from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in five colors and in a measuring cup version).

11. A wooden silverware organizer sure to *literally* soothe you every time you see it β€” there's a properly shaped space for every dang item!

The organizer holding cutlery and other cooking utensils

Promising review: "This is a wonderful product! We’ve been putting up with individual plastic silverware trays for years, which don’t hold everything, slide around, and look grungy. I put this tray in the drawer, slid it out to the width our drawer allows, and voila! A full drawer tray that holds all our goodies (including two sets of silverware). Couldn’t be more pleased." β€”James D. Hudson, Jr.

Get it from Amazon for $19.51+ (available in three sizes).

12. An over-the-door organizer with clear pockets that'll make finding things (whether in your pantry, garage, or bathroom) as easy as it is to put them back in their place β€” keep that tidy flow going!,

Promising review: "Great for organizing the pantry, craft rooms, and bathrooms. Finally have a way to keep all the junk off my counters. The pockets are huge, the hooks leave a low profile (so no issue with scratching), and it seems very sturdy for holding all my junk so far (it's mostly holding way too many hair products in my bathroom at the moment). I love that this is clear so you can see everything." β€”Breanna

Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (for a two-pack)

13. A rose gold grid panel that can hold kitchen tools as well as neatly clip loose recipes and cooking tips you might currently have strewn about. Just me?

Metal grid hanging on wall. It has matching clips, and a little shelf.

Promising review: "This is an adorable, well made shelf. It fits my art supplies and knickknacks perfectly. I am incredibly pleased with the aesthetic of the item and it inspired an entirely new theme for my room." β€”Fox V.

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

14. A silverware cubby for upgrading your currently cluttered utensil drawer. This space-saving solution practically flat packs your flatware.,

I use this in my kitchen! I have to hasn't exaaactly helped with organization. What it *has* done is created a neat and orderly spot for my utensils...opening up a ton of extra drawer space for my unruly stash of pens, bouillon cubes, drink flavor packets, and the like. Long story short β€” I recommend this for tidy and messy folks alike!

Promising review: "We were short on storage and drawer space and this worked perfectly for our tiny drawer!" β€”Angela McMichael

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

15. An adjustable bakeware rack, because anyone who cooks knows that storing pie tins and baking tools is *not* easy as pie. This is here to help.

Pie dishes, plates, casserole dishes, cupcake holders, cutting boards, and a pizza tray stacked upright in organized holder

Promising review: "We have one kitchen drawer and very awkward cabinets in our apartment so organizing was an ever-changing and maddening puzzle. Frustrated with the challenge, I went online and came across this product, which originally seemed expensive at $19.99. In my desperation, I decided to try it out anyway. I ended up loving it and bought three more at that price. I'm happy to recommend this product to others in the same situation especially with the price cut. It's very sturdy and takes only seconds to set up!" β€”Elizabeth Giordano

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three styles).

16. A magnetic tool set for freeing up counter space while keeping your sharpest tools in a safe and easily accessible spot.

Promising review: "After years of using a knife block we decided to free up some counter space and install this magnetic strip for our knives. It was easy to install, the magnet is very strong, and we now have extra space on our kitchen counter. Win, win, win." β€”A. Tran

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three sizes).

17. A microwave cart you can add to your teeny tiny kitchen if you're desperate for some shelves and storage space. Plus, it's super sleek!

A lifestyle shot of the three-shelf cart with a microwave on top, serving ware on the bottom shelves, and large spoons hanging from the hooks on the sides

Promising review: "I don't often take time to write reviews, but I will do so when highly impressed by the product. I am highly impressed with this kitchen cart! All parts were encased in protective materials so the item was received damage free. The kitchen rack was easy to assemble. The tools required to put the cart together were included in the package. The storage cart is very solid and should be able to support a lot of weight. It looks great and is exactly what I hoped it would be when I pushed the purchase button!" β€”Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in five colors).

18. A sponge, soap, and scrubber holder for making sure the tools that keep your dishes clean won't make your counters dirty.


As you can see from the reviewer images above, this is also a super useful tool for washing/storing produce.

Promising review: "It may sound silly that something this small and simple should make me so happy but it does, every day, and many times a day. I was so sick and tired of those dumb suction cups always giving way and things dropping into the sink. This basket is PERFECT!! It's out of the way and leaves plenty of room for working in the sink. It has plenty of room for sponge, sink stopper, and scrub and nail brushes, with room to spare." β€”Raina

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

19. A magnetic stove shelf since you always have your go-to spices and spoons out on your countertop anyway. This'll free up space and make their placement look intentional.

The shelf on top of the back of a stove range holding oil, salt and pepper shakers, other spices, and a mortar and pestle

Promising review: "This is amazing and I have no idea I didn’t buy one of these years ago!!! My new stove wouldn’t get close enough to the wall to allow me to rest anything on top without it falling behind. This was absolutely PERFECT. I am very happy that the magnets provided were able to be moved. This allowed me to place them perfectly for maximum hold because my top was slightly curved." β€”JStill

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in four colors and three sizes from 24" to 30").

20. A cabinet door organizer so your slotted spoons and spatulas won't get left out when your roommate can't find an obvious place to put them.,

Promising review: "This organizer is so useful! I recently moved and ended up with a much smaller kitchen, so I've been doing everything I can to make sure there's a place for everything and no wasted space. Luckily, I have pretty wide cabinets, so this works out perfectly. I have one holding my cutting boards (four standard plastic boards) and another holding my foil, cling wrap, and parchment paper boxes. The organizer is super easy to assemble and it's completely versatile. Hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it's great for renters and owners." β€”Kerry

Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

21. A KitchenAid attachment organizer so you no longer have to dig through drawers to find the gadget you need. In all honesty, at this very moment I have THREE of these attachments sitting on my counter beside my KitchenAid. I...need this.

The attachments and organizer hanging from a cabinet
3D Home Solution / Etsy

3D Home Solution is based in Frisco, Texas and makes all kinds of home organization products. The product above works with wood nails or Command Strips if you're a renter.

Get it from 3D Home Solution on Etsy for $12 (available in three colors).

22. A rotating utensil holder β€” a useful ~spin~ on storage you're gonna be glad to have around.


Promising review: "This is a very convenient and nice-looking utensil holder. When I first got it I didn't really think it looked like anything too special, but once I started to use it I was impressed. It is heavier than I imagined it would be, which reflects the quality of it. It has little compartments inside that allow you to separate your utensils so that don't lean to one side. It has little divots in the bottom to catch the utensils and prevent things from sliding around. The fact that it spins seems like a cool little added feature, but it is actually much more convenient than I could have imagined. It doesn't take up much counter space and it is pretty enough to sit on the counter without being an eyesore." β€”Kara

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

23. A bar cart tool set that'll be the golden touch your cute kitchen needs, while also being nifty as can be!

marble base and gold frame holding matching gold bar tools

You'll get a marble base and steel frame holder, strainer, muddler, jigger, and cocktail spoon.

Get it from Anthropologie for $98.

24. And finally, a slide-out storage tower you can hide in any tight crevice to give yourself some serious storage space.

Promising review: "I don't know how we lived without this thing. I live in an older home with absolutely no storage in the kitchen and I was amazed how much this holds." β€”K. Johnsen

Get it from Amazon for $21.33.

When you think about how long you've been living with an unruly "sharps" drawer in your kitchen:

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