22 Useful Organizational Kitchen Products To Make Life Easier

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A divided lazy Susan that you should buy for both your dining table and refrigerator if you’re a true condiment-lover. It’ll keep all your favorite dressings and sauces visible and accessible.


The Container Store

Promising review: “This lazy Susan has worked wonders in my pantry and cabinets. I can find everything and it turns with no problems at all. Be sure to measure your space before purchasing so you know what size to get. I’ll be buying more!” —FariB

Get it from The Container Store for $18.99+ (available in two sizes).

amazon.com, kickstarter.com

Promising review: “Of all the things I have bought that I didn’t need, this is one of my favorites. Beer is hard to get out of the cardboard carrier in the top of my fridge. While just taking them out and sitting them on the shelf would have solved this problem as well. This solution is more fun. They float and technically it does make a tiny bit of extra space under the beer for small things like cheese or something.” —AbbyValentine

Get a set of two strips (six magnets) from Amazon for $29.99.


A three-tiered cabinet organizer if you’d like all of the benefits of installing shelves in your cabinets without *actually* having to install shelves in your cabinets. This thing will eliminate that precariously high stack of dishes you’ve got in there, replacing it several smaller stacks — ya know, so your plates won’t come tumbling down on top of your head the next time you reach for one.


Promising review: “Great space saver and organization tool. This handy tool makes getting dishes in and out of the cabinet a breeze.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.


Floating wooden shelves that’ll look like minimalistic magic on your kitchen walls. It’ll be like you hired David Blaine as your interior decorator.


The shelves come with wooden mounting brackets, hardware, and instructions for hanging.

Get it from HurdandHoney on Etsy for $40+ (available in two finishes and a wide variety of sizes).


A spice-organizing drawer liner – it’ll probably shave a decent amount of time off your meal prep. No more digging through the spice cabinet looking for the paprika.

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Promising review: “We just moved into a new home, and I needed a way to store spices in a drawer. This product is exactly what I was looking for. It fits beautifully in my drawer, but I love that the strips can be cut for a custom fit. I shopped around for other in-drawer spice organizers, but I would have had to purchase separate jars and transfer the spices. No thanks. This product works with the jars and containers just as they come from the store — no need to purchase special jars. It holds large and small round jars, square containers, and oversized spices. The quality is outstanding. I’m very happy with my purchase!” —EPD611

Get a 10-foot roll from Amazon for $16.99.


An OXO pop-top pantry-organizing container set to create the Pinterest pantry of your dreams. Plus they’re top rack dishwasher-safe and BPA-free!


Promising review: “When you use OXO products, you know to expect quality and these storage containers did not disappoint! You get five containers in four sizes that perfectly vacuum seal to protect your food. The sizes are useful and versatile, and the airtightness means no worrying about pests. While these are recommended for storing dry goods, I put some liquid (olives and brine) in one of them to REALLY test the seal. Even when you turn it upside-down, no liquid leaks out. Another nice feature is that you can partially disassemble the lid by removing the white plastic piece on top of the gasket, allowing you to completely clean the gasket. I tried this on the container with the olives, and it worked perfectly. The entire container has no residual smell. Overall, if you want the best in food storage containers, these OXO containers are absolutely essential!” —Emi A

Get a set of five from Amazon for $49.95 (available in eight size configurations).

Check out this BuzzFeed editor’s glowing review on the containers for more info!


A bottle rack, because maybe a pretty display for all of the many, many water bottles you’ve collected over the years will encourage you to stick to your hydration goals. Chug-a-lug, baby! You’ve got this!


Promising review: “I love love love this product! I love water bottles and have acquired a ridiculous amount! The whole top of my cupboard was full of a super messy pile of bottles that were always rolling out. My cupboard is so so so much better! The water bottles look great and they don’t fall out on me anymore! It is amazing! And I love that it holds so many!” —Hm247

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.


Or wall rack for excessive mug collectors — let’s be honest, you drink way more coffee than water.


Promising review: “Really awesome! We love it because it has saved us more room in our cupboards for other items and it looks really nice with the coffee mugs on the wall.”—Target reviewer

Get it from Target for $24.98


A weekly meal planning pad to make life in the kitchen more efficient. Seasoned chefs may be able to whip things up on the fly, but you know you need a little more preparation than that.


It’ll stick to your fridge with the two flat magnets on the back!

Promising review: “I’ve been starting to get into meal prepping and this planner really helps! I like being able to look up recipes on my phone and then write down whatever ingredients I still need on the grocery list section of this planner. The fact that it’s magnetic is cool because you can hang it on the fridge. I love how the grocery list section can be ripped off so you can take it to the store, but the daily meal plans remain on the fridge so you can stay organized. This is a very simple idea, but it’s cute and helps keep me organized and motivated to plan out my meals.” —Samantha M.

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in 10 colors).


A magnetic utensil set that’ll take up minimal space on your kitchen counter *and* free up some space in the drawer you usually use for utensils. Talk about bang for your buck!


Promising review: “We travel full time and move every three months so everything has to be compact and packable. These replaced five other kitchen utensils that did not nest in each other. They sit on the counter ready to use. They are sturdy and have been used in nonstick ceramic and cast-iron pans. Very happy with this set.” —Justice Talbot

Get a set from Amazon for $20.10 (available in three other color varieties).


An airtight ceramic canister with a press-down vacuum seal to keep your coffee beans as fresh as possible. The canister’s opaque sides also keeps them from drying out in the sun.


Promising review: “Ever since I started grinding coffee beans, I wanted a way to have easy access but not lose freshness. This canister has kept my coffee beans fresh and is easy to open and close. The inner plug makes a nice seal which you can hear as you open or close it. The wood top is a nice touch, too. Excellent product!” —Craig

Get them from Food52 for $26+ (available in two sizes or in a pack of two).


Refrigerator storage bins to save you some space *and* maybe a little bit of grocery money as well, since you’ll actually be able to see what’s in there and won’t mistakenly buy things you don’t need.

amazon.com, Amazon

The set includes two wide drawers, two narrow drawers, a can dispenser, and an egg drawer.

Promising review: “The containers are sturdy and work great! Before my fridge looked like a mess you’d find on an episode of Hoarders — now we’re ready for a photo shoot with Martha Stewart! Perhaps that is a slight exaggeration, but truly, I couldn’t get a bottle of salad dressing out before without putting three jars of jelly on the counter, knocking over a bottle of ketchup, and stepping on the dog. Now I just open the fridge, pull out the drawer, and take what I need. The dog never even has time to get underfoot!” —hari sharma

Get them from Amazon for $35.99.


An adorable handmade ceramic egg tray that comes in a bunch of different colors. My suggestion would be to buy up an entire rainbow’s worth of trays, because who doesn’t love a gay fridge?


A wall-mounted grocery bag dispenser for those of us who’ve participated in the longstanding family tradition of having one designated plastic bag to hold all other plastic bags.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “What a nifty bag organizer! When I think back on all the time I’ve spent pressing out the air, flattening, and then folding grocery bags so I could use them later as garbage sacks, it would be worth it to have paid $100+ for this handy bag organizer. Just stuff the bags in the opening until it’s full. When you want to remove a bag, simply grab one from the slot on the front and pull. It easily comes out. The brushed stainless-steel is a vision of beauty to behold. Perfection if you are going to mount it in a visible location. I’m not. Mine is going on the inside of the cabinet door under my kitchen sink. Doesn’t matter if it’s not easily seen. I should be able to look at beauty when I open my cabinet door, too. I highly recommend this item.” —Lynne

Get it from Amazon for $14.97.


A set of coffee pod drawers if you’re still working remotely and thus looking for ways to make your home feel more like an office — I present to you, everyone’s favorite part of the break room.


It can hold 72 K-Cup pods.

Promising review: “This storage unit is awesome! To me, one of the great joys of my Keurig machine is the tremendous variety of K-Cups available. This unit plays into the ‘variety is the spice of life’ theme perfectly. Because it holds 72 pods at one time, and also because of the four drawers, it allows great flexibility in how you choose to sort your coffee. Currently, I use one drawer for dark roast, one for medium roast, one for light roast, and one for flavored and decaf pods. The drawers slide in and out easily. The unit looks nice sitting next to the Keurig machine. You know how some people like to open the refrigerator door(s) and just stare into it trying to decide what to eat. I do that with this storage drawer, opening one drawer at a time and then moving to another drawer if nothing struck my fancy with the first drawer. It is an important part of my coffee experience.” —Ari’s Poppy

Get it from Amazon for $30.99.


Or a drawer set for tea-drinkers that’ll make their daily ritual that much more satisfying.


Promising review: “It allows me to keep track of which tea bags I have and it neatly organizes them. It doesn’t take up a lot of room in my cupboard, which is another nice perk.” —Judi

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).


A sleek and minimalistic transparent knife block that looks very classy and barely takes up any counter space.


Promising review: “I’ve been trying to organize my kitchen drawers for some time now. This knife holder fits all of my knives! I don’t worry about stabbing myself reaching into the drawer anymore. It doesn’t take up a lot of room on the counter. I love it! It holds the knives securely.” —Tam

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.


An over-the-door basket to store the things you reach for most frequently, like cutting boards, cooking sheets, and various kitchen supplies.


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 — you can hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it’s great for renters and owners.” —Kerry

Get it from Amazon for $14.97.


Or a vertical organizer to keep your pans, lids and sheets easily accessible — that way you’ll no longer disturb the entire house up with incessant banging every time you dig through your cookware cabinet.


Promising review: “This product is perfect for its intended use. We just moved and I don’t have vertical cabinet space for things like cookie sheets, cutting boards, and muffin tins. I stacked them in this cupboard but knew I needed something to better organize them. These two racks seem durable and organized the space very well.” —ALR

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.87 (available in two finishes).


A handmade ceramic utensil crock that’s so quaint and charming in an arts and crafts sort of way that I absolutely would not blame you if you lied and told all your friends you made it yourself.


A kitchen cabinet pull out drawer to store anything from canned goods to cutting boards. It’ll create a nice little presentation whenever you pull it out.


It’d be wise to store things in here that you reach for frequently in the kitchen, like your favorite spices or your best baking tray, while leaving items that you only use once in a while up in the cupboard.

Get it from Wayfair for $57.99.


A can holder and kitchen wrap organizer that’ll basically make the nonperishables in your cabinets as accessible as an aisle in the grocery store.


Promising review: “My pantry is much more organized and looks amazing! These racks have adjustable dividers so almost any size can will fit nicely. Looking forward to buying more!” —Regis

Get it from Amazon for $20.97.

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