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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 we created that you can do today and make your kitchen run more efficiently.
The 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 into 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 below 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.
A place to store your small things in your command station.
**Update 2023** This DIY project I created was made from planters. Below are two DIY projects I created to organize pens/pencils and sticky notes.
I found this planter at Michaels and wanted to make it more useful! Click on the image below to see the DIY project.
**Update 2023** Planters are a great way to organize things. Here's another planter I converted into a place to store pens and pencils. It can easily be used to wrangle the small things in the kitchen.
I went to a flea market and found these three wooden flower boxes with liners. I was able to get screw them together, and with the liner, it covers the screws. Click the image below to see the tutorial on how I made it.
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.
Pantry DIY Essentials
The Pantry DIY project includes 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 .
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.
The spice drawer is the next area you can do on your own to make your kitchen run more smoothly. This one is an easy DIY tutorial I did in my kitchen to help us see all our spices in one drawer when we needed it.
In our cabinet, we have other spices that need to be stored. So, I did a DIY project using this pull-out spice drawer. It was really handy, and I could create a divider between the vinegar and the hot sauces.
Organizing your beverage cabinet is helpful. You can easily find water bottles and sports bottles, making it easy to find things on those busy mornings.
Another cabinet to organize is your baking supplies. Below is another DIY tutorial that shows you how to organize the baking supplies vertically.
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
Other 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.