No matter how much square footage you were blessed with in the kitchen, it's bound to benefit from a little organizing TLC. Having an organized kitchen means everything from putting away the dishes to prepping for dinner is efficient and easy. We've rounded up our own 10 favorite organizing tools in the kitchen and don't forget to weigh in with your own after the jump.
Use lots of hooks--they can hold everything from your coffee mugs to purses to tea towels.
We just bought this island from IKEA and couldn't be happier. Extra counter space (when there was none before) plus spots for fresh fruit and cooking oils to live.
We've sung the praises of shelf risers and undershelf baskets before. Available at The Container Store or Target, they're your cabinets best friend for maximizing space.
In addition to our new kitchen island, we're thinking about adding another surface such as this drop leaf table top from IKEA. You can never have enough counter top space in the kitchen and we love the fact that this version can be put away when not in use.
A big fan of open shelving in the kitchen, you can use decorative baskets and bins to keep your stuff sorted. Or go with an all white or black color palate for your dishes for a more cohesive look.
Canisters (whether vintage or new) also work great for storing your kitchen supplies on open shelving.
In addition to your homes landing strip, consider incorporating a command center for important info that needs to be accessible to all family members.
We use our lazy susan on a pantry shelf which lets us easily reach items that would otherwise be hidden from view.
Large knives aren't safe rolling around in the cutlery drawer, so we choose to display them on a magnetic strip. This saves room in our small kitchen drawers and also allows for quick access when food prepping.
(Image: How to Have a Gorgeous and Organized Kitchen! via Hello Kitchen)