Smart Storage on a Budget | How to Organize Kitchen Cabinets

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Wondering how to organize kitchen cabinets to achieve a clutter-free and efficient space? Today, I'll share some easy-to-implement kitchen hacks that will help you organize kitchen cabinets like a pro.


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Get ready to explore affordable DIY kitchen storage ideas using wire shelves, plastic bins, shower caddies, and more. Together, we'll transform your cupboards so you can enjoy a neat and organized kitchen.

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Tools and Materials:

Wire Cabinet Shelves

Plastic Bins

Wire Shower Caddies:

Zip Ties

Tiered Shelves



With the above tools and materials in hand, you're all set to implement these genius kitchen storage tricks and revolutionize your kitchen's organization. Happy organizing!

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Smart Storage with Wire Cabinet Shelves and Plastic Bins


1. Gather the Materials

Take two wire cabinet shelves and two plastic bins.

Plastic rectangular storage bin

Make sure the bins are rectangular and large enough to accommodate the wire shelves.

Bend the legs of the shelves towards the center

2. Bend Shelf Legs

Bend the legs of the wire shelves towards the center to create a flat base. This will help the shelves to sit securely inside the bins.

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3. Place Wire Shelves in the Bins

Insert the modified wire shelves into the rectangular bins. Ensure they fit properly and are stable.

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4. Store Container Lids

Take the lids of the plastic bins and place them in the grooves of the wire shelves. This will make the contents inside the bins more accessible and allow you to stack additional items on top.

Wire shower caddy

Clever Cooking Pan


1. Gather the materials

Get two wire shower caddies and place them side by side.

Creative storage for cooking pans

2. Weave the caddies together

Interlock the top pieces of the shower caddies towards each other.

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They should meet at the edges of the bottom to create a stable structure.

Attach the wire caddies with zip ties

3. Secure the caddies with zip ties

Use zip ties to attach the shower caddies to each other and on the sides to keep them connected firmly.

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Cut off the zip tie tails neatly.

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4. Organize your cooking pans and utensils

Remove all pans from your cooking storage area and place them inside the prepared shower caddy structure. This setup provides easy access to your cooking essentials.

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Efficient Dinner Plate and Bowl Storage


1. Get wire shelves

Take wire shelves and place them inside your kitchen cabinets.

Wire shelves in kitchen cabinets

2. Arrange dinner plates and bowls

Stack your dinner plates and bowls on the wire shelves. This setup allows for a more organized and space-saving arrangement.

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Tidy Tumblers, Glasses, and Mugs Storage


1. Buy Under Cabinet Mug Hooks

Invest in cheap mug storage hooks that fit on your shelves and allow you to utilize that often neglected under shelf space.

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2. Arrange your drinkware

Place your tumblers, glasses, and mugs on tiered shelves. This will make it easier to find the specific drinkware you need.


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How to organize kitchen cabinets

I hope you found these DIY kitchen storage hacks helpful for organizing cabinets in your kitchen!


With these simple and affordable ideas, you can transform your kitchen into a well-ordered and efficient space without breaking the bank.


From smart storage containers to neatly arranged cooking pans and drinkware, these tips will lead to perfect kitchen decluttering, making your daily cooking tasks a joy.


Now it's your turn! I'd love to hear from you. Share your own innovative kitchen storage hacks in the comments below. Let's exchange ideas and make our kitchens the best they can be!

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  • GrandmaHoney GrandmaHoney on Jan 01, 2024

    I went on Amazon yesterday and bought 3 pot lid organizers for $15 that will pretty much do the same thing. Multi-purpose, these kind of things can be used for holding frying pans, lids, paper files, recipe books, etc. Maybe your idea could have saved me money.

  • Anna Anna on Jan 01, 2024

    definitely , small kitchen, no storage

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