12 kitchen organizers you absolutely need for a tidy space

Clean your cooking area and keep your storage space tidy with help from these handy kitchen organizers. They're practical and pretty...

Livinetc graphic: Kitchen organizers on white background, including green pan holder, marble tray, translucent plate holders, black wire kitchen sink organizer
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Seek help from these handy kitchen organizers to free up space in your cabinets or drawers, to make more room for more packaged goods, dried foods, or crockery and containers. Gone are the days of playing Jenga with your dishes, or opening cupboards to a surprise falling pack of spaghetti.

We've listed everything from revolutionary kitchen organizers for cabinets, to products that can help keep your kitchen drawers tidy. Moreover, there's even under sink storage and solutions to stacking your pots and pans away tidily. The best part? These kitchen organizers also get top marks from us in the aesthetics department. Meaning not only are they practical but they're stylish, too.

These best buys are the only way to keep your kitchen or pantry looking neat and tidy — and to make a busy dinnertime a breeze. A versatile kitchen organizer paired with smart pantry organization makes for a smart kitchen setup.


12 space-saving kitchen organizers that you need in your life

1. This kitchen organizer for cabinets — for storing plates in style

Acrylic Organizer Shelves: View at The Container Store

Acrylic Organizer Shelves: View at The Container Store
Use these simple yet stylish organizer shelves to keep your dinnerware sets organized—and to make use of the empty space at the very top of your cabinets. This makes an easy way to store more plates as opposed to stacking them, to avoid them tipping over and possibly smashing. You could even use this handy organizer for storing your dinner plates separate from your dessert plates. 

2. This kitchen organizer storage hack — stackable bins

2. Omaha Steel Mesh Stackable Bins: View at The Container Store

2. Omaha Steel Mesh Stackable Bins: View at The Container Store
Use these stackable bins for organizing your kitchen cabinets5, to hold anything from your chips to more packaged goods, all in check — and in style. A simple way to make use of all available cabinet space, plus they also make for great vegetable and fruit storage. In short: they are versatile, especially thanks to their cutout handles.

3. A kitchen organizer for your drawers

Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Compact Cutlery Organizer: View at Amazon

Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Compact Cutlery Organizer: View at Amazon
We highly rate this compact flatware organizer and ever since owning one, we've found there to be plenty more space in our drawer to store more utensils. Essentially, this organizer is designed to stack your flatware sets on top of each other instead of next to each other. It has plenty of space to fit up to 24 pieces of cutlery, and it should fit in the majority of kitchen drawers. Plus, it's BPA-free. They also sell a knife organizer that will slot in your drawer, too, if you'd prefer this over a knife block.

4. A kitchen organizer shelf — for underneath your cabinets

Polytherm Undershelf Baskets: View at The Container Store

Polytherm Undershelf Baskets: View at The Container Store
Fill the otherwise empty space in between your cabinet shelves with help from these undershelf baskets. Simply enough, they slot onto your shelves to hold anything from mugs to bowls, packaged foods plus more. Out of the way and neatly. Made from brushed chrome, they're sturdy enough to withstand a bit of weight, plus they look great, too.

5. This kitchen sink organizer — to keep your sponges looking tidy

Nieifi Sink Caddy Organizer: View at Amazon

Nieifi Sink Caddy Organizer: View at Amazon
This kitchen sink organizer is a prime example of looks meeting practicality. It's designed to look the part and play the part with its black stainless steel wireframe. Both durable and smart, it boasts different sections for holding different items — a hanging bar for your washcloths, a basket for your dish scrubbers, and a partition for your sponges (plus more) to live. The best part? With ventilation holes throughout, it has a drip tray so it won't leave a puddle on your kitchen countertop. 

6. A kitchen organizer rack — for over-the-door storage

Elfa Mesh White 80" Over The Door Rack: View at The Container Store

Elfa Mesh White 80" Over The Door Rack: View at The Container Store
A smart way to make the most of the space in your pantry, this over-the-door rack would be handy for holding dried food in containers, spices in jars, or even packaged foods or tins. This way, you'll be using every inch of space that's available in your home, plus it's not exactly an eyesore, is it? A creative way to use space that usually goes to waste and unnoticed. 

7. These kitchen organizer containers — for your pantry

Marie Kondo Modular Glass Canisters: View at The Container Store

Marie Kondo Modular Glass Canisters: View at The Container Store
Handy for your pantry and kind on the planet, these kitchen organizer canisters spark us joy. Made from heat-resistant glass with bamboo lids complete with gaskets to keep your food fresh, they are great for use in your cabinets or your pantry. Fill them with pantry staples from flour to pasta, nuts, oats, or coffee grounds and stack them to save space. They're pretty enough to be left on your countertop, too, so it's not like you have to hide them away.

8. These kitchen organizer bins — for organizing your fridge

Utopia Home Set of 8 Pantry Organizers: View at Amazon

Utopia Home Set of 8 Pantry Organizers: View at Amazon
For your fridge, to keep your cheese away from your meat or your cans of soda, these transparent organizers are brilliant. Stackable with supportive handles, a range of sizes comes in one pack so that you can manage all types of groceries. Use them to make your life easier when it comes to cooking or putting your groceries away, and to make your fridge aesthetically pleasing. They're not the best looking although they are super practical, which is why we recommend them for your fridge.

9. A few kitchen organizer baskets — for your fruit and veg

17 Stories 4 Pack Metal Wire Baskets: View at Wayfair

17 Stories 4 Pack Metal Wire Baskets: View at Wayfair
These multi-purpose kitchen organizer baskets are great for keeping everything in its place. From disinfectant wipes to chip packets, fruit, and veg. Use them to take advantage of all space in your cabinets, to organize your fridge or freezer, or for making your pantry look tidy. Choose from black, white, silver, or gold, and thanks to their design, they make it easy to see what's inside. Minimalist meets space-savvy.

10. Buy a kitchen organizer for your pots and pans

Cuisinel Pan Organizer: View at Amazon

Cuisinel Pan Organizer: View at Amazon
Available in several colorways including green, red, blue, grey, and black, this pan organizer makes an easy job of storing your skillets and more. Use it to organize your pans so that they sit on top of each other. It has 5 tiers to hold 5 pans, and you can use it horizontal or vertical depending on the size of your cabinet or drawer. Versatile? We think so. Just don't forget to mount it for safety purposes.

11. Check out this marble kitchen organizer tray

Ashling Marble Bathroom Accessory Tray: View at All Modern

Ashling Marble Bathroom Accessory Tray: View at All Modern
You could use this gorgeous tray for your hand soap and dish soap to live — providing they have been decanted into aesthetic bottles. Otherwise, this kitchen organizer tray would be great for holding your coffee syrups to make them look pretty on your countertop. Or, it could prove to be somewhere to stack your mugs so that they are easy to grab early in the morning before coffee.

12. Don't forget about a kitchen organizer cart — for added storage space

Tosca Rolling Kitchen Island Cart: View at Yamazaki

Tosca Rolling Kitchen Island Cart: View at Yamazaki
This multi-functional kitchen organizer cart adds more countertop space to your kitchen — plus it's on wheels for easy moving. Take it from your kitchen to your dining room or tuck it away in a corner when it's not needed. It has 3 levels for holding anything from pantry staples to dinnerware or spices, and perhaps even any pots and pans that won't fit in your cabinets. It has a built-in wire basket for your potatoes or other vegetables to live within easy reach, too. For anyone whose kitchen is smaller than they would like. this cart makes for more space, whilst being aesthetically pleasing thanks to its wooden tabletop and simple yet sturdy white metal frame.


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Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie is Livingetc's Deputy Ecommerce Editor, and with a penchant for shopping and four years of ecommerce experience in her cart, she's more than equipped to advise when it comes to exactly the home decor you need to buy for your home. With a particular love of home fragrance, she always ensures her interiors emanate a luxurious scent to match her bijou residence. Annie and her team work to provide you with the best in-class content, whether you are searching for fluffy towels for your bathroom, clever drawer organizers for your kitchen or even a new dinnerware set for when guests come to dine. Whatever the season — or the latest trend — Annie and her team work to cover events for Livingetc, whether that be holidays or sale events, spanning Mother's Day to Black Friday.


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