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7 Steps to Creating a Clutter-Free Kitchen

7 Steps to Creating a Clutter-Free Kitchen


With busy lives, it can be challenging to clean up and organize the space you spend most of your time. You end up ordering in, your trash bags begin to fill, dishes pile up, and it almost becomes daunting to cook because of how complicated and chaotic the kitchen can get without proper organization. Especially if you’ve just moved in or just starting to organize your kitchen, where do you put everything in a clean, seamless and accessible manner?

Here are seven easy ways to have a clutter free kitchen and make daily kitchen-related activities more organized. 

Before you begin organizing, evaluate where your cooking utensils should go (pots, pans, silverware, dishes, etc.), you should assess your space. Designate your cupboards, cabinets, drawers, and see where the best places for each type of kitchen item should go. Once you’ve done that, you can begin the process of coordinating your kitchen.

Clutter Free Kitchen Ideas

1) Storage Containers 

It seems almost obvious, but the importance of containers can often be overlooked. You can get different size glass containers with airtight lids so that your uncooked pasta, rice, nuts, and so forth can stay fresh and dry. This way, when you get home from grocery shopping, you can open your bags of raw items, put them in their chosen container, and utilize your space while knowing where it is. Also, because these containers are see-through, you will always know what is what.

2) Label Maker

When you’re organizing your storage, it is useful to get a label maker and label each container items you typically eat often. For example, if you’re prone to eating rice, spaghetti, almonds, etc. make sure you get containers that would fit the number of items you typically get and label each box to remember which container to refill quickly. You can also organize the inside of your fridge using your label maker by labeling each drawer inside.

3) Cabinet Shelf Rack 

Trying to get your plates while your bowls are stacked on top of them, can be a hassle. The best way to organize your multiple sized plates and bowels is getting a 2-3 tier cabinet shelf rack to separate your dishes. You can place these racks in your cabinets so that right when your dishes are dry, they can conveniently and quickly be put away.

4) Drawer Organizer 

People tend to throw all their rubber bands, silverware, ketchup, toothpicks, and more in your drawers and hope for the best.  Utilizing a drawer organizer is a fantastic way to make sure your kitchen utensils and other random objects are not all over the place. Especially for silverware, silverware needs a place to live, so make sure to get a silverware organizer that has a space for each type of utensil you use the most. 

5) Spice Rack 

Getting a spice rack to place inside your cabinet so that your counter space remains clean and clutter-free is extremely helpful, and you are now able to cook with ease. You can also use your label maker to label your spices when you need to refill your spice containers.

6) Hooks

One of the most accessible and most useful solutions to organizing your oven mittens, cloth towels, and more, is by getting kitchen hooks. There are hooks available that have glue and re-sticking abilities so that you can conveniently place each hook in different places and remove them when and if you move. To make sure that your kitchen looks spotless, place specific hooks inside your cabinets on the door of the cabinet so that no one can see.

7) Drying mat

You might think you don’t need a drying mat, but it is one of the essential ways to keep a clutter-free kitchen and countertop. There are random odd things that need to be washed by hand and cannot go in the dishwasher, that is the blessing of a drying mat. You’re able to clean your items before bed and keep them out to dry overnight so that when you wake up, they can go in their spot so that your kitchen looks clutter-free. 

With these seven clutter free kitchen ideas, you can feel confident having family and friends over. You can make dinner quickly and eliminate the confusion that disorganization brings.

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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21 Comments

  1. May 30, 2022 / 5:40 pm

    I am so sick of clutter in my kitchen! I can get rid of stuff around the house but there always seems to be junk in the kitchen. These are great ideas!

  2. May 9, 2022 / 6:53 pm

    How very true this is! I started using containers to store a variety of foods, and it just looks so much more organized to have them all in the same type of container.

  3. Richelle Milar
    April 14, 2022 / 2:49 pm

    These are all really great and amazing ideas! I will surely gonna take note of these!

  4. April 14, 2022 / 11:50 am

    Organizers and storage containers are definitely a must in my kitchen and it makes it so much more clean and messy-free. Those are some great tips to keep in mind.

  5. Tasheena
    April 13, 2022 / 11:24 pm

    This post came just in time for spring cleaning. thanks for sharing these awesome tips.

  6. Catalina
    April 13, 2022 / 10:12 pm

    I am looking for some shelf racks. I want to see if will improve my kitchen.

  7. Neely Moldovan
    April 13, 2022 / 8:57 pm

    I need this so badly! Our kitchen is pretty small and feels so cluttered!

  8. April 13, 2022 / 8:10 pm

    Great tips, these will help mommies with the kitchen. My mom used to work a lot in the kitchen. but now less and less.

  9. April 13, 2022 / 6:40 pm

    It’s very easy to let the kitchen overflow with clutter. One thing I did to make it look neater and cleaner is to put away some of the small appliances. Unless we use them frequently, like the toaster and coffee maker, they are now stored in a cabinet.

  10. April 13, 2022 / 6:08 pm

    With a full house, our kitchen is constantly filled with clutter, thanks for the share!

  11. April 13, 2022 / 1:56 pm

    Nnniiiiccceeeee….in my kitchen, I haven’t had hooks and a mat before. Come to think of it, they are good steps to integrate into the kitchen!

  12. April 13, 2022 / 12:16 pm

    I am obsessed with storage containers. They are great to use if you want to organize your kitchen and have a clutter-free kitchen

  13. April 12, 2022 / 11:43 pm

    This is such a helpful post! I could use all of the help with clutter that I can get, haha 🙂

  14. April 12, 2022 / 11:27 pm

    These are such smart ideas! I really need to work on organizing all of my coffee mugs. My collection is out of hand!

  15. April 12, 2022 / 9:35 pm

    I am always looking for more gadets or space saving products to help declutter my kitchen, with my bathroom being next in line!

  16. April 12, 2022 / 8:08 pm

    I love those containers. My kitchen sure can use these in the pantry.

  17. April 12, 2022 / 7:10 pm

    We have a bad habit of cluttering our counters. I’ll have to look into some containers and shelves to help keep it less cluttered.

  18. Amber Myers
    April 12, 2022 / 6:53 pm

    I need ALL of these. My kitchen is so cluttered and it has started driving me nuts.

  19. April 12, 2022 / 5:59 pm

    I definitely need to take advantage of these tips. My kitchen is a disaster.

  20. April 12, 2022 / 4:21 pm

    My counters could use some work. It is mostly clutter on my kitchen counters at the moment. I did get some containers last year when I was setting up my bakers rack.

  21. April 12, 2022 / 3:20 pm

    As we work on redoing our kitchen, I’m going to take all of your tips. I love the storage container ideas!

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