My Kitchen's 4 Most Helpful Small Organizational Tools

My Kitchen's 4 Most Helpful Small Organizational Tools

Kim R. McCormick
May 27, 2011

Whether your kitchen is big or small, organization is key to functionality. Mine has only about 16 square feet of floor space, and I appreciate a few little — and inexpensive — tools that help make seemingly insignificant but daily kitchen maneuvers easier.

I made a special trip to The Container Store just for this under-shelf basket ($6.99 to $8.99). I have one cabinet for my bowls, plates, and glasses, and my being only 5'2" makes the top shelf very impractical for regular use. Having the basket means I don't have to pick up my small plates every time I want a bigger one from underneath. That's a small but daily victory.

Given my shortage of cabinet space, I screwed hooks underneath the cabinets for mugs and, because I like to bake, for my measuring cups and spoons. Some over-the-cabinet hooks ($3.99) keep my oven mitts handy, and the previous tenant was nice enough to leave a magnetic knife rack.

What little tools help you stay organized in the kitchen?

Images: Kim Rinehimer

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