The 10 Kitchen Essentials That Will Actually Help Keep You Organized

No matter how disorganized our bedrooms, bathrooms, or living rooms get, we're still going to sleep, shower, and watch Netflix in them. But clutter of the kitchen variety has the power to make us kiss cooking goodbye altogether. Tidy and well stocked kitchens make for a welcoming space — but when silverware drawers, spice racks, and cabinets get out of hand, our desire to make a homemade meal goes in the garbage (that should have been be taken out yesterday).

Starting from square one with a deep kitchen clean or restructuring seems daunting, but it doesn't have to be. In order to avoid blowing our future grocery budgets on one too many takeout orders, we rounded up ten essentials to help keep those messes at bay. Scroll on to stock up on products for managing all your goods and gadgets — and to prevent your kitchen from turning into the wild, wild West (cue counter tumbleweed).

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Whether you're stocking beer or soda pop, this hanging loft frees up space in the fridge while also minimizing pesky rolling bottle avalanches.

Cool Loft BottleLoft, $38, available at Uncommon Goods.
Don't cram your miscellaneous spices onto the back shelf — instead present them proudly (and cleanly) on this stainless steel wall rack.

Organize It All Wall Mount Spice Rack, $14.47, available at Jet.
Remember your shower caddy from good old college days? This is the adult kitchen equivalent — and it's just as vital for a clean sink.

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Sink Caddy, $14.99, available at Amazon.
You can mount this natural hardwood six to eight glass wine rack under a shelf or inside a cabinet for streamlined (and less shattered) storage.

Fox Run Wine Glass Holder Rack, $15.99, available at Amazon.
Whether in your fridge or in your cupboard, these lazy-Susan turntables are there to conveniently contain all your favorite sauces and seasonings.

mDesign Turntable Lazy Susan Organizer Bins, $19.99, available at Amazon.
Save precious counter space with this hanging basket trio — fill it with up to ten pounds of any kitchen odds and ends, from linens to fresh fruits and veggies.

RSVP International 3-Tier Hanging Wire Basket, $15.95, available at Amazon.
Under the sink is a dark, cluttered, and scary place — but it no longer needs to be, thanks to The Container Store's all-encompassing starter kit.

The Container Store Basic Under The Sink Starter Kit, $18.96, available at The Container Store.
We've already covered bottles, but what about cans? This sleek InterDesign bin serves dual purpose as a container and a shelf.

InterDesign Linus Fridge Binz Soda Can Organizer With Shelf, $19.99, available at The Container Store.
Unless you live in an expansive country kitchen, big bulky knife blocks take up too much space — so instead opt for this sleek magnetic strip to hang your stainless steel blades.

Estilo Stainless Steel Magnetic Knife Bar, $13.99, available at Amazon.
Don't find yourself in this kitchen nightmare: a drawer filled with mismatched cutlery and entangled cooking tools. Instead, make reaching for a spatula or spoon an easy dream with this clean starter kit from The Container Store.

InterDesign Linus Large Drawer Organizer Starter Kit, $49.92, available at The Container Store.
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