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The Most Genius Ways to Organize Your Kitchen Drawers

There are few things more satisfying than a well-organized kitchen ... but because it's one of your family's favorite rooms to hang out in (for obvious reasons), it's probably the hardest place in your home to keep neat and orderly. Thankfully, that's where these super-smart kitchen drawer and cabinet organizers come in. Each of these genius solutions is designed to solve a specific kitchen storage problem, ranging from tangled cords to piled-high pans, so you can focus less on finding a spot for your pots, pans, and produce, and more on actually enjoying delicious meals with your family.

So, take stock of your kitchen to see what areas need the most help (your overflowing spice cabinet, perhaps?) and then DIY or buy one — or all — of these nifty organizers.

Slide-Out Prep Station

If you're short on counter space, build a butcher board into a drawer and carve out a hole in the middle to allow any food scraps to fall straight into the trash.

Stick-on Coupon Pouch

Turn a blank cabinet door into a command center by adding a stick-on chalkboard decal for reminders and grocery lists, and a plastic pouch to store coupons and receipts.

Baking Pan Organizer

Instead of stacking your ceramic baking dishes on top of one another, give them each a designated spot to rest. Space out a set of customizable drawer dividers — plastic or wood — for easy reach. SHOP DRAWER DIVIDERS

Refrigerator Side Storage Shelf

Your fridge is prime real estate to store snacks, spices, and utensils you reach for daily. Just attach this clip-on tiered shelf, and fill in whatever way makes most sense for you and your family. SHOP NOW

Built-in Knife Organizer

Once you nail down your drawer's measurements, install built-in storage blocks to keep knives from knocking around, so they they can stay sharp without putting your hands in harm's way. SHOP KITCHEN KNIFE DRAWER ORGANIZER INSERT NOW

Peg Drawer Organizer

A quick-to-assemble peg system allows you to move your plates from high-up cabinets to deep, down-low drawers. (The best part: They'll be easier to pull out and put away.)


K-Cup Drawer Organizer

Searching through the cabinet for your favorite coffee before you're caffeinated can feel, well ... exhausting. This DecoBros K-cup Storage Drawer Holder for Keurig K-cup Coffee Pods from amazon is only $16.97 and holds 36 pods!

Charging Drawer

This sleek drawer idea is the secret to banishing unsightly cord clutter. Planning a reno? Talk to your contractor. You could also DIY it by installing a surge protector in an existing drawer or pick up this fully loaded version from Rev-A-Shelf. SHOP CHARGING DRAWERS NOW.

Pull-Out Pots and Pans Drawer Organizer

If you've ever tried to pull a pan out of a big, heavy pile just to be met with a cookware avalanche, you're not alone. Avoid the crashing and clattering with this pull-out organizer, where you can hang up to 100 pounds worth of pots and pans on adjustable hooks. Amazon has a great one called Good Cushion Cabinet Pot & Pan Organizer, Steel for $64.99.

Produce Drawer Organizing Bins

Free up counter space by moving potatoes, onions, and other unrefrigerated fruits and veggies from a produce bowl to a few plastic storage bins packed into a deep drawer. (Peep this awesome example from Watchtower Interiors.)

Paper Towel Cabinet With Trash Bin Drawer

What makes this trash and recycling bin drawer from Diamond Cabinets stand out from all the rest: the built-in paper towel rod above it. Cleaning up kitchen messes has never been easier.

Spice Drawer Organizer

Tired of digging around the back of your spice cabinet until you finally find the cumin? This genius drawer from ShelfGenie puts your full collection on display.

Food Storage Container Drawer Organizer

Fact: The Tupperware cabinet is the hardest part of a kitchen to keep orderly. But that's where this genius drawer organizer comes in — it has a spot for every last one of your food storage containers and their matching lids. Check out this one on Amazon.

Tall Pull-Out Pantry Drawer

Keep unsightly — but frequently used — cans, bottles, and other staples within reach with this sleek pull-out pantry setup from Diamond Cabinets.

Refrigerator Egg Drawer

Easily organize fresh eggs with this refrigerator-ready drawer. (Worth noting: This organizer comes fully assembled, so all you have to do is clip it onto one of your fridge's shelves.)

Tray Drawer Organizer

Serving trays, baking sheets, and other large tins can be a pain to store in often-unaccommodating cabinets. Swap your usual stack of pans for this tray-friendly drawer from ShelfGenie to keep them upright and easy to locate.

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