A Happier Kitchen With $100 or Less: The Ultimate IKEA Cabinet Organizer Shopping List

A Happier Kitchen With $100 or Less: The Ultimate IKEA Cabinet Organizer Shopping List

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Taryn Williford
Mar 7, 2018
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Following professional organizers on Instagram does a lot for your motivation and general enthusiasm for overhauling your messy kitchen (hello Mandy Moore's Home-Edit-designed pantry). But you'll soon find yourself a few steps in, wondering how the hell anyone can afford to buy 25 acrylic boxes (they're plastic; so why are they so expensive?) to fill a shelf with artfully arranged San Pellegrino.

Just like with all things related to decorating your home: When you can't afford what the pros use, you can usually find a suitable, affordable and arguably better solution at IKEA instead. So we rounded up a list of the best finds from our favorite Swedish retailer for organizing your kitchen cabinets and drawers. Whether you have $1 to spend or $100, here are some sure bets:

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VARIERA shelf insert, $5.99

Stack these double high and it's like you have three times the cabinet space.

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VARIERA pot lid organizer, $6.99

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, and pot lids are my enemy.

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VARIERA utensil/knife tray, $21.99

The knife block part of this insert will keep your cutters in top shape.

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SMÄCKER flatware tray, 99¢

Even if you're lucky enough to have a hundred drawers, you can wrangle them all for a buck a piece.

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VARIERA insert for spice jars, $3.99

If you have more drawers than cabinets, getting your spices into this rack will help you make the most of your situation and see everything at a glance.

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UTRUSTA partition, $4.99 for 2

For cutting boards, cookie sheets and anything else that's currently stacked taller than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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UTRUSTA pull-out recycling bin tray, $33.99

If you've got the space, hiding your recyling bin inside the cabinet is a seriously little luxury.

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UTRUSTA pull-out rack for cleaning supplies, $99

For anyone who's serious enough about their cleaning to need a whole rack to organize their gear.

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VARIERA plastic bag dispenser, $1.99

The unsung hero of every kitchen, ever. If you don't have one, get one, and mount it to the inside of your cabinet doors.

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UTRUSTA corner base cabinet carousel, $99

If you have a corner cabinet and want to, you know, use the whole thing.

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UTRUSTA wall corner cabinet carousel, $69

This is the upper-cabinet version of the carousel above.

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UTRUSTA wire basket, $23

Install one of these slide-out baskets to your cabinets and you'll gain not only extra storage space, but also the satisfaction of having drawers on the bottom of your cabinets. (Life-changing!)

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VARIERA plate holder, $9.99

These racks keep your plates stacked pretty, and look great in a drawer, cabinet, on an open shelf or even right out on the counter. How's that for making use of every inch?

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