The kitchen is the heart of the home. And, when the kitchen is not running in tip-top shape, it will create problems each and every day for every family member that uses it, especially mom and dad. This week, we will be sharing the DIY organizing projects from Sabrina's Organizing you can do today and make your kitchen run more efficiently.
The 8 DIY organizing projects are in several areas in the kitchen, so they are divided into five zones: Kitchen Command Station, Paper Management, Pantry Cabinet, Kitchen Cabinets, and Refrigerator. I hope this helps you get inspired to make your kitchen run better.
Kitchen Command Station Essentials
Having a useful command station will not only organize your life, but it will also help you organize your family's activities. In this DIY Organizing Project, I transformed an old magnet board that didn’t function any longer to a new command station. Visit the post by clicking below.
Paper Management in a Command Station
Paper management is vital in the kitchen. It’s usually where we drop the mail, and where our kids' papers for school stay until we need them. Below are three DIY organizing projects that I created over the years to manage all my documents.
The first one is a magnet board that uses clips and label tags. The second one is a way to file your family’s papers. It’s divided by months and can be stored in a drawer or cabinet. The third one organizes papers by the days of the week that you may need them. This helped with permission slips and making sure the kids have what they need when they need it.
The above current weekly paper sorter helps manage the papers that are needed for a particular week. They will take items of the piles in the kitchen and display them in a functional way.
Instead of paper in a pile for long periods of time, we can now sort them by months and topics. The DIY project below will help you organize papers during the year. It's divided into a few months per folder.
Now on to the pantry area. This area is looked at and pulled from almost every day. It’s a place where we can store the access supplies.
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Pantry DIY Essentials
The Pantry DIY project include having a place to write your grocery list and meal planning for the week. The next post talks about how to label mason jars easily and quickly. The final pantry post talks about creating a checklist for the herbs and spices.
Labeling mason jars can be difficult, especially if they have raised writing on the jars, which they usually do. Below is a way to adhere to the mason jar labels that will stay for a long time.
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On to the next area, the kitchen cabinets can get very messy. Organizing the items in the drawer will really help you keep your kitchen organized.
Kitchen Cabinet Essentials
Another area to organize in the kitchen is located in the kitchen drawers. The post talks about steps on how to create a large drawer organizer made out of wood.
Another area to organize in the kitchen is the refrigerator. It’s where we pull all the items and make our meals so it needs to be well organized.
DIY Refrigerator Organization
Another DIY organizing projects include organizing the refrigerator. This project was a way to organize large drawers in the refrigerator.
I hope these DIY Organizing Projects help you get your kitchen running more efficiently. I hope your family appreciates it. What is your favorite kitchen DIY organizing project that you completed in your kitchen? Please leave a comment below.
Below are some posts I found that also talk about kitchen DIY organizing projects.
15 Kitchen DIYs That Take One Hour Or Less
When my kids were young we had a combined command center and paper management. It worked great. Everyone in the house knew that's where all the info was communicated. We have a laminated monthly calendar, acrylic pockets for school papers, and mail and a note pad to leave each other messages.
I love using mason jars, and those are some nifty labels you found!
Oh WOW! So many fun projects. I really love the chalkboard on the inside of the cupboard drawers. It's so cool to see the usage of otherwise dead space. I've even seen some projects that add hooks to the inside of cupboard drawers for measuring cups and spoons.
Look at all these amazing DIY kitchen organizing projects. It's hard to pick, but I think my favorite is the DIY Chalkboard Pantry Doors. (I'm no good at anything DIY, but I'd love to have you come to my place and make such a nifty thing.) Great job!
My favorite room to organize, and projects like these are so rewarding because we live in our kitchens. Having a place to corral the papers and keep them off of the cooking surfaces is such a great tip!
I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Seana!
So many fun projects you shared to make the kitchen function well as the household hub. I love how much you love DIY projects.
It's so funny because when I look at our command center these days, it has changed radically now that we're empty-nesters. The only thing it includes is one magnetic paper pad on the refrigerator where my husband and I write things needed at the grocery store or CVS. That way, when it's time to shop, the list is already made. It's our easy-peasy communication system.
When kids are involved, there are so many more pieces to coordinate and track.
I know what you mean. My command station is different from when the kids were here too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
SO many great tips in one post! The kitchen truly is the heart of the home so having a sense of organization definitely helps the day-to-day family life run a lot smoother. Pinning this post to so I can keep referencing all of these great ideas!
Diane N Quintana
A command station in the kitchen is so necessary for a busy family. I love your suggestions and particularly your ideas for meal planning and grocery shopping. You make everything sound so easy and doable!
You are the DIY queen! It’s fabulous that you can do these home projects.
I liked how to label a mason jar. I guess I’m a newbie to chalkboard tape. Yet it looks so easy. It’s also clever to use the glass containers for organizing a refrigerator draw. It should work for other drawers too, junk, jewelry, makeup.
You have plenty of good ideas here.
Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Ronni! I'm glad you enjoyed the post. =)
Loved this, the kitchen is the hub of our home and our lives, some great suggestions here! While I mostly work with paper people the kitchen often comes into play as many pay their bills from a kitchen table/desk. I love the DIY's too!!
The kitchen is the heart of our home too. Working with clients is one area that I love to do because of the instant gratification that the clients get using it every day. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Lisa!