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15+ Stylish Handy Storage-Decor Ideas for Organizing Kitchen Tools!

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Organizing Kitchen Tools

Let’s start with a productivity hack. Do you know why your kitchen space never seems completely organized? Or does it look like a mess?

Well, it is because, as you keep working, a spatula or a mason jar is either left beside the stove or oven, right?

So, let’s find a one-time and long-term solution once and for all – organizing kitchen tools in a handy manner.

So, are you ready to spice up your cooking space and make it the heart of your home?

Keep reading to find out!

The Blog at a Glance:
Transform your cooking space into an organized haven that’s both efficient and aesthetically pleasing.
Optimize walls, over the sink, and vertical spaces with racks, pegboards, and floating shelves for a dual-purpose solution that adds both functionality and decor.
Implement diagonal drawer dividers, pull-out drawers, and hidden cabinet solutions to maximize space utilization, keeping your kitchen tools organized and easily accessible.
Declutter regularly to keep your storage space efficient and practical.

15+ Smart Ways to Store Your Kitchen Tools

Organizing your kitchen tools can be a game-changer, turning your cooking space into a streamlined haven of culinary creativity.

Besides, who doesn’t want a kitchen that’s both organized and efficient?

Here are 15+ kitchen organization tips  to store your culinary essentials and keep your kitchen looking sharp and elegant:

Reconsider Your Over-the-Sink Space

First things first, get an all-in-one rack like this for keeping your daily utensils. I would suggest using the ones with a lid to keep your utensils clean.

How do I organize my kitchen tools and equipment?
Over-the-Sink Space

Or you can get a big rack and attach DIY holders for your wooden wares and silver wares. Hang the small silverware on the side. Keep the hand towels in a pot or basket with a lid.

Look at It From a Different Angle

With minimalist decor trends, a buzz question these days is: “How to store kitchen utensils without drawers?

storing kitchen tools and equipment
Storing Kitchen Tools and Equipment

Well, believe it or not, sometimes a fresh perspective is all you need. Hang your utensils at an angle for a stylish and space-saving storage solution. Or you can simply limit drawer and cabinet usage.

This not only looks cold but also lets you show off your collection, adding a more aesthetic touch to the decor.

Make a Wall of It

Transform your kitchen wall into a functional masterpiece. These storage options work like 2-in-1 organizing solutions and decor extensions.

store kitchen utensils and equipment
Store Kitchen Utensils and Equipment

Didn’t understand? Well, you have plenty of options here:

  • Use magnetic strips to show off your knives and silverware in one corner.
  • Maximize space with pegboards or floating shelves in the other corner.
  • Hang a spice rack for your daily use of spices. This lets you organize all your mason jars and canisters in front of your eyes and closest to your reach.
  • Last but not least, get the latest magnetic racks for your spice jars and everyday cooking add-ons, like dressings.

Pegboards and Floating Shelves

This is an alternative to the hanging racks. You can attach pegboards and floating shelves in 2–3 layers.

kitchen utensil storage hacks
Kitchen Utensil Storage Hacks

Keep some of the most-used items closest to your hand this way. Here are some ways you can utilize them efficiently:

  • Keep the hand towels in a basket
  • Keep the most used woodenwares in a jar
  • Use caddies to fit your jars

Using Magnetic Storage for Knives and Metal Utensils

Remember those times, looking for your silverware and getting your skin scarred? What an irony!

How do you organize forks and spoons?
Organize Forks and Spoons

Just hang magnetic strips for your knife collection and go chic with your decor. It is one of the most effective space-saving solutions for storing knives and other metal utensils.

Hanging Utensils

Next up, you can use a railing or magnetic hooks to hang your silverware and spatulas. This way, you can keep things in front of your eyes and close to your reach.

How do you arrange utensils in a small kitchen?
Arrange Utensils in a Small Kitchen

Just remember to hang them safely and make sure that they have a good grip!

Now that we are done with vertical space optimization, let’s get back to the traditional ways of storing your kitchen utensils.

Create a Side Station

Have you ever thought of bringing a full kitchen makeover vibe by just changing one corner? Well, in that case, I have a surprising solution storing kitchen tools in kitchen drawers and cabinets.

how to arrange utensils in kitchen cabinets
Arrange Utensils in Kitchen Cabinets

If you have a small kitchen and are still wondering how to fit one of these in your kitchen space, don’t worry either.

As I said, it’s one of the traditional kitchen organization ideas. Fill one side of the kitchen with a cabinet drawer-coffee station. Similarly, you can make such kinds of cabinet systems to organize your office kitchen.

Then, enhance and organize it with the following steps:

  • Turn the middle space into a coffee station, the upper area into kitchen cabinets, and the bottom area into a drawer space.
  • Hang or store your glass items on one side.
  • Add a clear door and use small bulbs for a touch of elegance.
  • Keep the least used kitchen and cooking utensils on the upper kitchen cabinets; in those parts, you may need a ladder to reach them.
  • Organize the most used cooking utensils, silverware, and cutlery in the drawer’s spaces.
  • You can keep and organize your corner kitchen cabinet. Also, you can stack the mostly used flatware and pans here.

Utilizing Drawer Dividers for Utensils

Drawers can easily become a chaotic mess. Any solution?

Implement drawer dividers to keep utensils neatly separated, providing easy access and tidiness. And for the best part? You can keep your cutlery completely scratch-free.

how to organize large utensils in drawer
Organize Large Utensils in Drawer

Now, what should you do if you have a large vertical space and a huge collection of kitchen utensils? Well, you can use the top drawer for this kind of situation.

Moving on, do you know what comes after this aesthetic storage space?

Deeper drawers to stack your flat utensils and bowls, flatware, and pans. Stack them in style. Opening these should be another treat for your eyes.

For a huge collection of kitchen cutlery, you can use bins and store the silverware in this layer. You can also keep some of the pans in the bottom drawer.

Last but not least, if you don’t want to use hanging utensil holders like racks or spice holders, then simply store the spices in a drawer. Plus, you can use an adjustable drawer divider in this section.

Implementing Diagonal Drawer Dividers for Efficient Storage

Okay, so I have discussed all the drawer organization ideas for a large collection of your utensils. Let’s say you don’t have that collection, nor do you need that much space. So, now what?

Use diagonal drawer dividers. They are quite effective in saving up space and organizing your kitchen utensils like silverware, wooden spatulas, whisks, and small appliances in a small space.

Put It in a Pull-Out: Go Savvy while Organizing Kitchen Tools

I know the inner peace you get each time someone compliments your decor.

What if I suggest an internal storage hack to lift your mood each time you open it?

Just install vertical pull-out drawers or racks in the gaps. The mason jars and canisters roll out smoothly each time you open them. This is the ultimate combination of peaceful aesthetics in your kitchen storage.

Bonus Hacks!

To turn it into the ultimate optimizable storage solution:

  • Set horizontal racks and shelves in layers
  • Keep the jars in some

Make Cabinet Doors Work Double Duty

Attach hooks or small racks inside the cabinet door for additional storage. You can even hang small pans and store small appliances in those small baskets too. It’s a hidden gem that maximizes every inch of your kitchen.

Take it From the Drawer to the Countertop

Let’s say that you are struggling with storage space and all you have is counter space.

In cases like this, the most efficient way is to follow the same organizing tips, but this time store all your kitchen utensils on the kitchen counter.

  • Go for drawer dividers to keep woodenware and silverware.
  • Get a one to two-layered floating Susan. Organize your daily spices and dressings here. Or use it as food storage for small packs and jars.
  • Another organizational hack is to keep bottles and jars on racks. Make sure to get pretty bottle holders to add aesthetic touches to your colorful kitchen counter.

Organizing Pot Lids with Lid Holders

How do you categorize kitchen items
Categorize Kitchen Items

The use of racks on the countertops hasn’t ended yet. You can also get a rack for organizing your pot lids on the countertop. You can also hang your lids inside the cabinet space or door.

Storing Cutting Boards Vertically for Space Optimization

To add a more aesthetic touch to your countertop, make sure to get a wooden holder and organize all your cutting boards here.

Portable Kitchen Islands

This is where you can go sophisticated, elegant, and smart with kitchen storage ideas.

Organizing Kitchen Tools
Portable Kitchen

How? Well, organize your microwave, blender, slicer, grinder, mixer, and electronic kitchen appliances with this. Besides, this gives you extra space for preparations before cutting and baking.

Make Your Fridge Work Harder

A fridge is also your kitchen appliance, right? And it is your duty to organize the items properly.

How do you hide kitchen utensils?
Hide Kitchen Utensils

So, you can find the desired item with just a single scan.

  • Fit clear plastic bins and store your fresh items.
  • Group similar items together and separate them into different ones.
  • Organize the mason jars and dressings on the side.
  • Add magnetic containers or hooks to store items like oven mitts, small pans, or frequently used utensils.
  • Use small, adjustable, clean baskets to keep packaged items.

How to Clean and Store Cooking Tools and Equipment?

Cleaning and storing your cooking tools is like giving them a spa day; they work hard for you, so it’s only fair to show them a little love in return.

Here are some easy ways to clean and store your culinary companions:

For cleaning manually, first wash your dishes, pans, and other utensils with soapy water. And, then, use lukewarm water to ensure hygiene and make it quick.

Put away items for a clutter-free counter space. Always put away each item after using it. Remember what I said in the beginning? This is where your kitchen starts getting messy if you don’t start taking action now.

Declutter is the basis of organization. Lastly, decluttering and organizing go hand in hand. Why let that old mixer sit there for months and watch it go rustic?

  • Declutter the items that got damaged and the ones that you do not need anymore.
  • Declutter whenever needed. The best tactic is to keep a routine to sort your storage space easily.

Wrapping Up

Time to bring the curtain down on clutter and let style take center stage!

With the above-mentioned 15+ organizing kitchen tools, you’ve gained the tools (pun intended!) to transform your kitchen into a space that’s not only functional but also visually captivating. Make sure to experiment with these ideas, mix and match, and discover what resonates with your culinary style.

Remember, an organized kitchen is a happy kitchen, and with these stylish solutions, you’re not just organizing—you’re decorating.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do you organize kitchen tools without drawers?

Set up floating shelves for flatware, or store utensils in containers. And then, use spice racks and other bigger racks for hanging utensils. Last but not least, you can use magnetic strips for holding and showing off your knife collection.

How do you hide kitchen utensils?

The easiest hack to hide your kitchen tools is to make the back of your cabinet door work double duty. For example, you can hang things like whisks and wooden and silver spatulas there.

How do you group kitchen utensils together?

The easiest way to group your kitchen items together is to group similar items and store them in the same space. Be it a drawer, a rack, or your kitchen counter, you can always use drawer dividers to create flexible sections in your storage space.

How do you organize pots and pans in cabinets?

For stacking flatware in your cabinet, the best is to opt for deep cabinets and stack them from bottom to top, depending on the size and weight. However, make sure to go from the larger ones to the smaller ones.

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