The Sharp Kitchen Essentials That Will Actually Help Keep You Organized

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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 the top storage essentials to help keep those messes at bay. Scroll on to stock up on the organization goods that will help to manage all your gadgets and groceries — and also prevent your kitchen from turning into the wild, wild West (cue counter tumbleweed made from miscellaneous crumbs).
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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.
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Don't cram your miscellaneous spices onto the back shelf — instead present them proudly (and cleanly) on this clear, acrylic wall rack.
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This multi-purpose storage rack is the epitome of kitchen convenience with its fridge-friendly magnetic attachment capabilities.
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Save precious counter space with this hanging basket trio — fill it up with any kitchen odds and ends, from colorful linens to fresh fruits and crisp veggies.
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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.
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You can mount this acacia wood shelf plus stemware hanger for streamlined, stylish, and expanded storage.
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Whether in your fridge or in your cupboard, these lazy-Susan turntables are there to conveniently contain all your favorite sauces and seasonings.
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Dry and showcase your daintiest glasses in organized and cautious style with this sculptural copper rack.
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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.
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Just as shoebox apartments lack closets, they also lack pantries — and that's exactly where this over-the-door, 15-pocket hanging organizer comes into convenient play.
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If your kitchen is tight on storage space for clunky pots and pans, then this wall-mounted rack is your sleek and stylish savior.
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We've already covered bottles, but what about cans? This sleek InterDesign bin serves dual purpose as a container and a shelf.
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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.
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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 compartmentalizing starter kit.
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Mo' shelves, [no] mo' problems.
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