18 Kitchen Storage and Organization Ideas for 2023, Per an Expert

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Updated: January 12, 2023 | 10:16 a.m

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At the start of each new year, one thing is certain: Renovating the most used home spaces is a perfect order.

If you have a small kitchen or own too many cooking appliances – from blenders to coffee makers – you understand how hard it can be to keep your space organized.

To help you keep your kitchen counter clean and your cabinets organized, we turned to a kitchen organization expert and our own personal research to break down the most useful kitchen storage ideas. In no time, your cooking space will be in top shape for the rest of 2023.

Not to mention, these organization systems will have the Always Pan (which we reviewed) and pressure cookers stored as if they were straight out of Instagram’s Home Edit.

If “whole home organization” is on your 2023 resolution list – you’ve come to the right place!

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The Best Closet Organization Ideas, Per The Expert

“Cabinets tend to get cluttered quickly, so it’s important to have a place for everything,” Kim McGee, chief home officer at Riverbend Home, told the New York Post. “My number one tip is to maximize the vertical space inside the cabinet doors.”

Another idea is to store items you don’t use daily in the back of the cabinet, that way your kitchen utensils are front and center when it’s time to cook.

The Best Pantry Organization Ideas, Per The Expert

Pantry is our go-to when we want to keep our countertops clean, so it’s easy to push things out of the way, however, those baked goods add up quickly.

“With the help of a spice drawer, you can stack these drawers on top of each other to allow for more storage space,” recommends McGee. “You can also have our Lazy Susan serving tray in stock so you can find exactly what you’re looking for with just a quick spin.”

The Best Drawer Organization Ideas, Per The Expert

You guessed it: One of the best ways to organize your drawers is with the introduction of a drawer organizer.

“Kitchen drawer dividers are another great option for separating utensils inside drawers, easily separating your forks from your knives from your spoons,” adds McGee. Looking for one made from bamboo ensures that a natural, strong, durable and sustainable material will keep all your items organized and safely within reach.

Additional kitchen storage ideas, per expert

“The storage trend we’re seeing right now is ‘backyard kitchens,'” begins McGee. “Consumers are using spaces in other areas of their homes to store kitchen items, due to limited storage space in their kitchens.”

Uniquely, you can add a bar cart or wine fridge to other areas of your home to free up some kitchen space.

Kitchen storage ideas for cupboards

1. Veckle Under-Shelf Wire Basket (6-Pack), $37

If you’re not working with a lot of space, it’s important to take advantage of the area under your cabinet. This shelf basket has a place to store spices, jams, and oils, as well as a trendy dish towel bar.

2. Auledio 3-Pack Over-the-Door Cabinet Organizer Storage Basket, $36

Keep cookie sheets and cutting boards stored on the inside of cabinet doors to save shelf space for other non-flat appliances.

3. YouCopia StoreMore Rack Expandable Cookware Organizer, $47

If you have a hard time keeping your pots and pans organized, we recommend trying this kitchen utensil divider to keep the lid separated from the base.

4. Joseph Joseph Kitchen Drawer Organizer Tray, $12

Utensil drawer organizers usually take up a lot of space, but with this uniquely and cleverly designed option from Joesph Joesph, you can store forks, knives, and spoons efficiently and save space for other kitchen utensils in the same drawer.

5. ORG 2-Tier Mesh Expandable Under-Sink Shelf in Silver, $22

While tubes under the sink usually get in the way of properly organizing your items, now there’s no need for that! The Bed, Bath & Beyond Adjustable Under Sink Shelving Organizer allows you to build shelves around pipes and store everything and anything under the sink.

6. Set of 2 Closet Storage Shelves, $16

If you can’t quite combine the plates and cups, don’t worry! These cabinet shelves are great for storing lots of different glassware and dishes in the same section.

Kitchen storage ideas for pantries

1. The Container Store Pantry Starter Kit, $135

This set of discount kitchen utensils from The Container Store includes plenty of containers and baskets to keep the items in your pantry organized and more accessible.

If you’re looking for a similar but cheaper option, check out this set on Amazon ($31) here.

2. Simple Houseware White/Black Magazine File Holder 12-pack, $20, original price: $25

Well, hear us out! Magazine holders are a great, inexpensive option for storing cleaning supplies, oils, canned goods, bulk spices, and more. The best part? This 12-pack is under $20!

3. ClosetMaid Adjustable 8-Tier Wall and Door Rack, $53, original price: $64

If you have a free wall, be sure to use it! This eight-tier wall and over-the-door rack is great for storing a variety of items including cans, small cutting boards, paper towels, and more. This narrow shelf comes in two sizes: 12 inches and 18 inches.

4. Copco Lazy Susan Turntable Non-Skid Pantry Cabinet, $22

The lazy Susan is certainly not a new invention but certainly underrated. Place these babies on each level of the cabinet closest to your stove, and they’ll provide great access to all your oils, spices, and hand sanitizer. It can also be used in the fridge or pantry, so you don’t have to rearrange items on a regular basis.

5. YIHONG Organizer Bins, $19, original price: $29

Gather your snacks and store them neatly away with these four pack of divided organizer bins. It’s perfect for smaller items, like applesauce and granola bars. You can even use it inside the fridge to organize cheese sticks, yogurt cups, and more.

6. mDesign Metal Hanging Shelf, $17, original price: $21

With this tall frame rack, you can easily organize items that come in slim packages, such as pasta, plastic wrap, gummed paper, and more. Best of all, you can mount it to the wall using the included adhesive.

7. Stackable Can Rack Organizer, $21, original price: $33

Store up to 36 cans and jars with this stackable can rack. Simply put it in your pantry and double your storage space.

More ideas

1. Coffee Pods Under Cabinet Coffee Pod Holder $30, original price: $35


If you have a small kitchen but can’t live without coffee, consider getting the under-cabinet K-cup holder that can be mounted right above your Keurig machine.

2. Fastic 4-in-1 Wall Mounted Paper Towel Holder, Plastic Wrap, Foil Dispenser, $27

The four-in-one wall mount can hold a variety of staples like paper towels, plastic wrap, and foil — and it’s got a place for spices, too.

3. YouCopia StoraLid Food Container Lid Organizer, $20

If the condition (or lack thereof) of your food container is the bane of your existence, we highly recommend trying this lid organizer.

4. Talented Kitchen Magnetic Seasoning Tins and Stickers (12-Pack), $19

We love these fun spice tins. You can place the label on each and the bottom of the tin is magnetic, so you can keep it handy and simplify cooking since it sticks to most refrigerators, ovens, range hoods and grills.

5. eModern Decor 2-Tier Dish Rack, $118, original price: $152

This expensive 2-tier dish rack hangs above your sink and seems to have a place for just about everything! The unique design has room for dishes, bowls, soap, sponges, knives, and even a small cutting board. It’s made of heavy-duty stainless steel that can hold up to 80 pounds of dishes and utensils.

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