12 Easy Kitchen Storage Ideas in 2023: Shop Our Editor's Picks

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In the span of just one meal, a kitchen can go from Instagram-worthy organization goals to complete chaos. And unless you're Carrie Bradshaw, your kitchen needs to be able to hold more than just fall sweaters. The best kitchen storage ideas are not just beautiful but functional, because organization is only good if you can maintain it. Kitchen storage is especially challenging since it's constantly being used by so many people. No other shelves and drawers are in the middle of a party hot spot. From utensils to cookware to Michelin-star worthy spice racks to small appliances, even the minimalists among us struggle to carve out enough storage. Home Kitchen Tall Cabinet Storage

12 Easy Kitchen Storage Ideas in 2023: Shop Our Editor

Kitchen organization is possible, not just aspirational. You just have to rethink the space you already have. On top of that, there are tons of nifty contraptions on the market that can make getting and staying organized easier. We're big fans of cabinet dividers like stylish cutting board organizers and double-tiered pull-out drawers, as well as multifuctional piece like vintage-inspired baskets for storage. Once you've picked out your favorite products, take everything—yes, everything—out of your drawers, cabinets, and refrigerator. Then, assemble the organizers, and put everything back.

So don't worry if you've got extra stuff on your counters and don’t know where to put it. These kitchen storage ideas have you covered. They'll make your kitchen a joy to clean and refresh rather than a chore. Whether you’re planning an organization overhaul or just need a few bits and pieces to make your cabinets work for you (not against) you, read on. You'll want to bookmark this batch of creative, chic, and clever kitchen storage ideas.

Shelf risers make it possible to use all the vertical space in your kitchen cabinets, but they don't always feel sturdy or look nice. Open Spaces' solid steel-and-wood version is so sleek and attractive we wouldn't mind using them on open shelving.

Everyone—and we mean everyone—could benefit from drawer organizers for everything from silverware to cooking tools. Not only do such separators make it way easier to find what you're looking for, but they look nice.

Tall cabinets can seem like a win, but unless you're stacking larger items (read: air fryers, rice cookers, or blenders), the extra space may be hard to fill. Enter sliding two-tiered drawers that let you store anything—no matter how small—without wasting space.

We love a matching set of canisters, and this one from Crate and Barrel has quickly become one of our go-tos. Sleek and minimalist in glass and pale ashwood, the containers can store just about anything from rice to cooking utensils and live anywhere—even behind glass doors.

Even the biggest kitchens can lack hidden storage. That's why a stylish rolling cart with space for everything that won't fit in your cabinets or drawers is an organization essential. You might be able to slide this one next to the fridge to take advantage of the space.

If you have a large collection of small items—including spices, olive jars, or canned goods—arranging them on the same plane can make finding the one you need tough to find. Our suggestion? It's a lazy Susan that spins so you can see everything. This clear one has a tall rim to help contain loose items like citrus.

As proven by The Home Edit crew, clear bins are the unsung heroes of kitchen storage. After all, you can use them for just about anything—dry goods, spices, and even produce. For bonus points, do as they do and sort your groceries by color.

Anyone who loves to cook or entertain surely has more than one cutting board. Even though they're thin, they can pile up and take up way more room than you intended. We recommend a cutting board organizer—and this one is slim enough to fit into a cabinet or sit on your counter. Slide the biggest boards into the back slots and the smaller ones toward the front.

These grid storage baskets are a bit more elegant than clear plastic bins, so you can leave them out on display. Available in various sizes, the retro-inspired storage solutions are best for items you use every day such as olive oil and salt.

Small spaces require the most clever kitchen storage ideas. After all, you don't have a lot of room to spare. Enter this multitasking organization rack that hangs on the wall or sticks to your fridge with magnets. Gone are the days of giving up valuable counter real estate for giant paper towel rolls.

Another small space hero? Layered shelves that neatly tuck into any corner. This petite storage solution is ideal for small wares like sugar bowls, coffee bags, or anything else that will fit.

Home chefs, is there anything more frustrating than opening a cabinet to grab a frying pan and realizing it's on the bottom of a heavy stack? This heavy-duty cookware holder makes your pans more accessible and keeps them from getting scratched.

The best way to organize your cabinets is to put the items you use most frequently within arm's reach and the others you rarely use on higher-up shelves.

The easiest and most efficient way to organize your kitchen is to take everything out, toss what you don't need, and stow away everything you're keeping. That said, in order to keep your space organized, getting a few canisters and separators is always a good idea.

When it comes to keeping our kitchen essentials organized, House Beautiful editors are pros. We looked high and low for the best and most useful storage solutions that we love and know you will too.

Hadley Mendelsohn is the co-host and executive producer of the podcast Dark House. When she's not busy writing about interiors, you can find her scouring vintage stores, reading, researching ghost stories, or stumbling about because she probably lost her glasses again. Along with interior design, she writes about everything from travel to entertainment, beauty, social issues, relationships, fashion, food, and on very special occasions, witches, ghosts, and other Halloween haunts. Her work has also been published in MyDomaine, Who What Wear, Man Repeller, Matches Fashion, Byrdie, and more.  

Jessica Cherner is House Beautiful’s associate shopping editor and knows where to find the best high-low pieces for any room.

Kate McGregor is House Beautiful’s SEO Editor. She has covered everything from curated decor round-ups and shopping guides, to glimpses into the home lives of inspiring creatives, for publications such as ELLE Decor, Domino, and Architectural Digest’s Clever. 

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