Day 24 - Kitchen Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers} | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Day 24 - Kitchen Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}

Friday, October 24, 2014

Day 24 - Kitchen Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}

Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Today I'm sharing cheap and easy DIY organizers for your kitchen.  The kitchen is the hub of your home and it works hard for you.  So it's important to keep it organized.  There are lots of kitchen organizers you can purchase to help you with this, but here are a few DIY ideas to save you some money.

  • Labels are very important in the kitchen.  You can label shelves, baskets, or specific items.  They help you know what you have so you can easily find things or return them to where they belong.  Here's a simple idea for labeling spice jar lids so you can see what's in each jar from the top.  Use a silver Sharpie marker!

Organizing Life With Less

  • Keep your old pop can boxes (or soda for my U.S. readers) to organize items in your pantry.  They work great for many cans (soup, vegetables, etc.).  But they also can be used for other shaped foods.  Like in this example where they were used to store baby and toddler food packages.

1-2-3 Neat & Tidy (sorry the link doesn't work anymore)

  • Don't toss those plastic containers that a lot of foods come in either.  You can use them to store other food items that come in packages that can't easily be re-sealed.  Like this example where a Crystal Light container was used to store cheese.

Family Centsability

  • If your kids do their homework in your kitchen, it's a good idea to have their supplies organized nearby.  There are lots of DIY ideas in this post for creating an organized homework station in your home. 

Mom of 6

I love how all of these ideas re-purpose items and make it easier to keep your kitchen organized!

For more cheap and easy DIY Organizer ideas, here are a few other posts I've written.

And if you want to declutter or organize your kitchen, check out the Kitchens page in the Room by Room Tips Tab at the top of the blog!  There are LOTS of tips and ideas there!

You can find lots of other cheap and easy DIY organizers on my DIY Organizers board on Pinterest.  Make sure you're following me on Pinterest so you don't miss any DIY organizer ideas!

How do you organize your kitchen?  Have you DIY'd any organizers to help you?

Happy {Cheap & Easy DIY} organizing!

Here are all the posts in the series.

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  1. Oh man!!!!!! Now I suddenly wish we drank pop/soda/coke!!!! Somehow I doubt the tofu or almond milk boxes are going to work the same. I'll have to check out the boxes of canned tomatoes and tomato paste though!!!!!

    1. You can be as creative with boxes as you want Jill! Let me know what you figure out :)

  2. These are awesome organizing hacks!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Such great ideas! Pinned! Thank you. :-)

  4. I love the block of cheese in the crystal light container! I reuse glass jars to store things like pasta and rice once the box is open. Too many times I've pulled an open pasta box out of the pantry by the wrong end causing pasta to fly everywhere!

    1. Jars are great for stuff like that Jen! Don't want pasta all over the place :)

  5. Great post. I'll share this to my wife.


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