31 Ways To Organize Cabinets And Closets In Your House
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Promising review: "I really needed something to store my big pots and pans in the cabinet. I have other racks in which I have stored small- to medium-sized pots and lids, but for big ones, I needed something different. I just took a chance and ordered this. I was worried that this is going to be very flimsy. I was wrong. It's very strong. I have expanded the rack and put two big pots/pans on top and two big ones on the bottom. It's amazing how much space my cabinet has now. This is really a good buy." —Mrspjr
Get it from Amazon for $18.97 (available in two colors).
Promising review: "These hangers are amazing. They take up minimal space, are sturdy, and, best of all, the clothes don't fall down from them so it keeps everything looking neat. I have replaced all of the hangers in my closet with these hangers, and I couldn't be happier. I am pretty sure I now have double the amount of space. I love this product and would buy it again." —Vida Maars
Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $20.49+ (available in 10 colors and in a 50- or 100-pack).
Promising review: "We have a storage cabinet in our garage that I like to keep stocked with nonperishable food since we never know when we'll end up on a two week quarantine these days. I was having a hard time keeping up with what we had and it was just a jumbled mess. My rack came today and it's so much more organized. It's super sturdy and it only took a couple of minutes to put together. I filled it up and I was able fit 44 cans since some are tiny...5 stars!" —Kimberly C.
Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three colors).
Promising review: "Love these containers. They are very sturdy and airtight. They are more expensive than other brands, but I think they are worth the money. They keep my food fresh. I have not had any trouble with the popping mechanism." —Joanna Stahl
Get a 10-piece set from Amazon for $112.95.
Promising review: "I added this item to my shopping list several weeks ago and I’m so glad I finally committed to buying it. As a vegetarian, I’ve found that I have to add double the spice just to get a real kick in the dishes I prepare. Not to mention, making sure that I have all the spices that I’m going to need while being quarantining/social distancing. With that said, my spice cabinet was atrocious before I got these racks. And I am so happy to finally be able to grab my spices without knocking over the other ones and making even more of a mess. I didn’t know something so small and plain could bring me so much joy. Buy it now! You will not be disappointed." —Arie M.
Get it from Amazon for $12.65+ (available in two sizes and seven colors).
Promising review: "This turned a mess of a cabinet into an organized cabinet. We use A LOT of spices and it was always a nightmare to find the right one. Now I just spin to find what I want. It’s a nice height too and allows for different size bottles to be placed on the racks." —Vegmom
Get it from Amazon for $14.39+ (available in 14 colors).
Promising review: "This is one of my favorite things I've ever purchased from Amazon! The fact that they are so customizable allows you to cut them for any drawer size! I think this will be my go-to gift for all of my friends who love cooking as much as I do! Freeing up cabinet space and having something that can easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for-sure buy!" —momonono
Get a 10-ft roll from Amazon for $16.29+ (available in gray or sandstone).
Promising review: "In order to have all my spices readily available as I cooked, I ordered two sets of these to stick on the side of the fridge. I checked out a lot of different options and I'm so glad I went with this one.
They stick to the fridge really, really well. I have some other magnetic bins and was worried that these would come unstuck with the weight of the jars, but they have a firm hold and support 10 jars apiece, easily. The railing around the shelf is just right — not too high, not too low. The company provides optional S-hooks to hang utensils or potholders from the rails, should you need them.
If it tells you anything, I ordered a set of two racks and liked them so much I ordered two more. If I had any room left on the side of my fridge, I'd probably still be ordering sets and finding ways to store other random stuff from around the kitchen." —Kitsa
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $27.33.
Promising review: "These dividers have changed my life! I put them on the top shelf of my clothes closet and divide sections into the type of clothes I want. One section has blue jeans, another section has black pants, another section has lightweight summer pants, and I can see everything just looking up at the shelf. My closet is no longer a mess, and the top shelf above the hanging clothes is no longer the place where I just throw things and can’t keep track of them. I never knew what was up there and now I do! As I said I just bought a second set of them for my second closet." —Elizabeth
Get it from Amazon for $16.87+ (available in packs of two, four, six, or eight).
Promising review: "I have had one of these for about a year and I love it so much and use it so often that I bought a second one. This is wonderful for hanging sweaters, undergarments, special clothing that cannot be dried, etc. In a family of four, we almost always have all six layers filled (we have two pieces at three layers each)." —Janet K Johnston
Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in three colors).
Promising review: "I really like this wine rack! I needed a nice, space-saving solution for wine glasses that are too tall to go in my glass cabinet, and this rack fits the bill. It was simple to install and looks great. Good buy!" —Cycle Mom
Get it from Amazon for $21.93+ (available in two sizes, four colors, and packs of two).
Promising review: "After multiple attempts to organize my deep, narrow, hard to organize lower cabinet, where I keep pots and pans, I finally tried one of the Lynx sliding shelves. WHY didn’t I just buy this to begin with?! I have these awful half-shelves in the lower cabinets that don’t hold much and making organizing even more difficult. Reaching into these lower cabinets can be painful and maddening when you need one pan or pot, but you have to remove EVERYTHING, set them on the floor, grab the one item you need, and shove the stack back into the narrow and deep cabinet. THIS sliding shelf solves the problem!" —Mustang Sally
Get it from Amazon for $47.80+ (available in seven sizes).
Promising review: "This is sturdy and lightweight. This closet rod doubled my available space in seconds. There is plenty of space on the top rod for longer shirts and tops and shorter ones fit perfectly on the lower rod, without touching the floor. Plus, hangers stay in place and don't slide to one end or the other based on how heavy items are, and so far the rod hasn't sagged or bowed at all. And I have all my sweatshirts and heavy fleece jackets on the bottom rod. Space will obviously depend on the height of the closet rod you hang this from, but I would highly recommend this for anyone with need of more closet space!!" —CCBunE
Get it from Amazon for $7.79 (also available in a pack of two).
Promising review: "Love these sooo much I bought three! I use them to hold rice, homemade breadcrumbs, and coconut flour. The caps make a nice airtight lid and they're very convenient to use, always right where you need them to be. The sizing on the bin itself is a little tall, so I store these lying down in my cabinets, otherwise, they don't fit. If you are looking for something to store your grains/powders/crumbs/seeds/cereal/whatever in, these bins are AWESOME." —Chris
Get it from Amazon for $14.95.
For custom engraving, you can get either the front or back engraved for an additional $7.39 or the front and back both engraved for an additional $14.79. The front and back engraving can fit a maximum of 70 characters, so if you got both engraved that'd be a total of 140 characters.
Noirdotdesign is a small business based in London started by two lifelong best friends. They specialize in modern-minimalist furniture and accessories.
Get it from Noirdotdesign on Etsy for $136.05+ (available in oak or walnut, with or without engraving).
Since they won't be touching, this will also prevent one pan from scratching the other, which is crucial if your pans have any type of coating.
Promising review: "This rack is perfect. I put my largest skillet on the bottom and smallest at the top. I did not secure the rack with the screws that came with it so I can easily move it if I rearrange my pots and pans area. Even without securing it to the cabinet, it works perfectly and doesn't shift when I remove a pan. I also appreciate the color: Others I have seen are shiny silver, which I did not want. I will be buying another one of these for our cabin. I have already recommended this rack to friends." —CustomerO
Get it from Amazon for $18.97+ (available in white, silver, or bronze).
Promising review: "This was the perfect addition to help finish off my new bedroom and closet setup! All my sneakers, heels, and flats fit in the holes perfectly and make my floor a bunch neater. I would recommend for the amazing price offered!" —Sharon
Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in five colors).
Promising review: "It actually fits my size 13 shoes! Not a fan of the color but when something this useful comes along for me, who cares? I mean, it is behind the closet door. I recommend this for anyone who has large feet and is looking for an over-the-door shoe organizer." —C. Curate
Get it from Amazon for $32.95 (available in brown or white).
The set snaps together with maximum dimensions of 13.25 inches x14.38 inches, but you can snap two (or more!) packs together if you want to fill more drawer space!
Promising review: "Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these organizers (yes, you do need two PER drawer) to organize my underwear drawer. The gratification I got from being able to see exactly what I had, neatly organized, easy to find...Wow. I definitely recommend this product. And the actual dividers are well made and super easy to assemble." —Brigette
Get it from Amazon for $7.88.
Promising review: "I seriously love these stackable drawers! I have them in my fridge and now use them under my kitchen cabinet for better organization, and to utilize more wasted upper space. Highly recommend! Can be used for literally anything." —Bri
Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two colors and three sizes).
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 — 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 $15.97 (also available in a pack of two).
To secure loose items like headbands, bows, etc., try using tiny clips like these white ones, these colorful ones, or these clear ones.
Promising review: "I love it. The unit is sturdy and helps free up space in my closet, which is awesome! I would buy this again for another closet. It's great for my tiny apartment. The shipping was fast, too." —Tina R
Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two colors).
Promising review: "I needed these so bad and didn’t realize it until I owned them! The best way to store my sports bras! I can see them so easily now and they take up minimal space in the closet!" —Vanessa Ramos
Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in packs of one, two, and four and black or chrome).
Promising review: "We needed some storage solutions for our tight kitchen space. I thought about building a larger slide out pantry next to the fridge (if you google it, you will find a ton of options), or buying a much costlier wall mounted slide out spice rack. Then I came across this, and my wife said perfect. I was worried about the quality being flimsy, and I figured that I would end up having to replace it soon after. However, I am very pleasantly surprised, and extremely happy I did not spend the time and money to go with a costlier option. This little storage rack is sturdy, well balanced, and very easy to move around. This was a very simple, quality, and cheap solution to an otherwise complicated and expensive problem. Assembly took all of five minutes, it blends right it with our white kitchen, and I'm very pleased with this purchase." —Alex R
Get it from Amazon for $24.84+ (available in black or white).
Promising review: "I have a bad habit of buying reusable water bottles. This one is cute, this one has this feature, this one has that. What resulted was a cluttered cabinet, a ton of water bottles falling on me every time I went to get one, and I was only using the handful right at the front.
This is a great solution! It keeps the cupboard organized and I can see what I have and quickly grab the bottle I need. As a bonus, it also creates a built-in limitation on how many water bottles I can have at any given time. Really recommend." —Miki
Get the three-shelf version from Amazon for $34.68 (also available in a two-shelf version).
Promising review: "Anyone with a small bathroom knows that free space is almost nonexistent, and these have been so great. We bought two so we had one for each bathroom, and we were able to get the majority of our towels up on them and looking nice (which means we freed up space in the linen closet)!" —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $19.97.
Promising review: "I was looking for a way to get the K-Cups off of the counter. And these were a perfect and sleek way to do so! Way better than expected!" —Mel N.
Clendenin 3D Printng is a small Etsy shop based in Watertown, South Dakota.
Get it from Clendenin 3D Printing on Etsy for $5.79 (available in 11 colors).
Promising review: "Love these adjustable stackers! I need to buy more for my small lead crystal tumblers. They adjust to hold large mugs and compress to the size of a jelly jar!" —Christina Befumo
Get a set of six (to organize 12 mugs) from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).
Promising review: "Perfect! Exactly what I needed to organize my mop, broom, scoop, etc. Efficient and easy to use. A little hard to get my scoop into it but that’s cause it’s thicker than the rest of items. Love that there are hooks. Spray bottles and cleaning product bottles hang perfectly on there too." —Kavita Chandanie
Get it from Amazon for $13.99.
Promising review: "It’s always great when something so simple solves an annoying problem. I used to store seasoning and gravy packets in ziplock bags. More than once I’ve been whacked on the head by one falling off the pantry shelf. These little bins are perfect, attractive, and sturdy. They hold a lot more than I expected and I can easily see if something is running low. I’ll probably order another set for extract bottles, sprinkles and various small baking supplies." —SJ
Get a pack of four Amazon for $42.99.
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