26 Things That’ll Actually Help You Keep Your Kitchen Organized In 2020

26 Things That’ll Actually Help You Keep Your Kitchen Organized In 2020

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1.

A dish squeegee to efficiently scrape gross bits of food off plates, bowls, and the kitchen sink itself; because there’s no point in having an organized kitchen if you have to get your hands dirty every time you do the dishes.


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Promising review: “Very happy with this product! Works great for scraping food off of dishes, and has already saved a bunch of water due to less rinsing.” —Adam

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

2.

A set of bag racks so you can food prep your way into heaven faster than ever before, and stack those ready-to-go bags in the freezer for future dump dinners!


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Promising review: “This worked great! Where has this been hiding all my life? I make a lot of freezer meals and bag a lot of them and it’s always been a huge mess and a pain in the butt. Tried this the other day and it was just great! Made things go a lot faster.” —Kaela V.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

3.

A clean/dirty dishwasher magnet that’ll prevent you from slipping a dirty dish into the clean pile 😬.


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Promising review: “This thing does its job. Very sturdy too for its price. I added color to it to make it easier to see from far away. Buy this!” —Amazon Customer

Get it on Amazon for $5.28.

5.

An over-the-cabinet door organizer to hold all your cutting boards, muffin tins, bottles of oil and vinegar, and more!


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Promising review: “I am so happy to have found this major space saver! I always struggle to find a place to store my cutting boards — I worry about how clean they are when I leave them on the counter. I love the fact that they are now tucked away and won’t get dirty! I am able to fit two 3/4″ thick wood boards as well as two thin plastic ones. My largest board is 16″ tall, and it fits with plenty of room to close the door.” —madeline audrey

Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

6.

A French press for anyone who wants to make delicious fresh coffee without taking up alllll the counter space.


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Promising review: “So far amazing! I got this because I was grossed out with the drip coffee, because you can’t disassemble it entirely to clean. You can easily clean this every day and after every use! I love how it freed up my counter immensely. I also love how it stays warm and my coffee is now hotter then the drip as well.” —Beth

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (three sizes, two colors).

7.

A corner rack shelf that’ll come together in minutes and ~elevate~ all your stuff.


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Promising review: “What you see is what you get. A nice, solid stainless-steel shelf. Looks great in my kitchen. In fact, after seeing this one up, I ordered a second one to go on the other side of my stove. No tools were needed to assemble. Took about two minutes to put it together.” —MascotRay

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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And a cabinet corner tier so you can finally fit your whole dinnerware set into those tiny cabinets.


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Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

9.

A stove gap cover for anyone who wants to keep their kitchen as clean as it is organized. Say bye to food falling into that endless crevice!


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Promising review: “This product is glossy and added a beautiful touch to our newly remodeled kitchen. They stay in place, wipe up easily, and keep food and anything else from getting in between the stove and countertops.” —Lisa Maier

Get them from Amazon for $4.18+ (three colors).

10.

A plastic bag holder made to turn the mess under the kitchen sink into a plastic bag–dispensing machine.


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Get it from Amazon for $7.79.

11.

A set of gorgeous spice magnets so you can show off your delicious collection of spices and herbs next time you’re cooking for date night.


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Promising review: “Where have these been all my life? These are perfect. So happy to have my spices off the shelf, and up on the door where I can see them ALL (and they’re even organized alphabetically). One tip: If you’re putting labels on, turn the container so the ‘sprinkle’ lid is in the upper righthand corner. This will keep very fine spices (baking soda, for example) from leaking out when on the steel base.” —Robyn

Get them from Amazon for $19.95+ (choose from three-, six-, 12-, or 24-pack).

12.

A set of two Tupperware lid organizers because it’s time for the hellish landscape of “which lid goes with each container and where the heck is that one little lid anyway?!?” to end.


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Promising review: “This was one of the best organizers for the money I have ever bought. Keeps my lids where they belong. It is a real easy fix for the issue of those pesky lids always going missing.” —Arkansas girl

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

13.

A wood and chrome kitchen cart that’ll make organizing your way into the New Year very satisfying.


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Promising review: “Super easy to put together… no tools, other than your own hands, are needed. Had it done in 30 minutes, if that. I love this unit. Brings my once cluttered and hardly any counter space kitchen, back in order! There’s a couple other very similar racks, one of which is a few inches taller. I went with this one because I want to easily see/access/clean everything on the top shelf.” —Jennifer Williams

Get it from Amazon for $61.41.

14.

A clever, dishwasher-safe collapsible colander to make straining and draining easy and no-fuss!


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Promising review: “Works great as a strainer but it is also great for removing a hot plate from the microwave; as it’s big and has great handles. Can be used as a pot lid too and folds small for easy storage.” —Goldie99

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $7.93.

15.

A set of food huggers for anyone who is always scrambling around the kitchen looking for a way to store leftover fruits and veggies, or worse — opened cans and jars with missing lids.


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Set includes: four BPA-free and dishwasher-safe huggers

Promising review: “I did a side-by-side comparison: half an avocado in plastic wrap next to half an avocado in a hugger. Did the same for half a tomato. These food huggers did a much better job! No browning and very minimal wrinkling. Made a delicious salad after my little experiment, too!” —KBA312

Get them from Amazon for $6.53.

16.

A kitchen towel bar so you can hang up those cute kitchen towels in an accessible place instead of keeping them stacked in the cupboard.


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Promising review: “There was really no place in my kitchen to hang dishtowels, except for the oven handles. I got one of these to try on the cabinet door. The brushed finish is sort of neutral, and does not stand out. The first one worked out so well that I ordered another 14″ and two of the next smaller size, so that i can now hang four dishtowels (or dishcloths) without using the oven. I am very happy with these, wish I had gotten them sooner.” —Mamachills

Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in two sizes).

17.

An investment-worthy Instant Pot capable of browning, steaming, pressure cooking, rice cooking, yogurt making, and more (at speeds way faster than the oven). Say bye to all the appliances taking up way too much space in the cabinets!


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I used my IP to make 10-minute mashed potatoes for the holidays, and it was a god-send.

Features: dishwasher-safe 3-ply bottom stainless steel inner pot, 12 built-in cooker programs (soup, meat/stew, cake, egg, sauté, steam, rice, porridge, pressure cook, keep warm, multigrain, and slow cook), 24-hour delayed start timer, up to six times faster than standard cooking, energy-efficient

Promising review: “This is the most awesome kitchen gadget ever! I love it and would recommend it to everyone. I made a fall-apart pot roast in two hours instead of the seven hours my Crock Pot used to take. Perfect rice and homemade yogurt. I got rid of two slow-cookers, a yogurt maker (that sucked), a rice cooker, and a stovetop pressure cooker (that also sucked). Get one of these!” —ColoradoSunshine

Get it from Amazon for $59.92+ (three sizes).

18.

A set of sink front trays you’ll use to tuck away sponges out of sight and keep them from getting gross and grimy.


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Get it from Amazon for $18.99.


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Promising review: “This is the second set of OXO Pop containers that I have purchased. I bought the really big set, a while ago and was hooked. No longer will my white rice/grains/rolled oats/grits go wormy ( I know….yuck), my cat’s kibble is stored in a clear container so I can see when it’s running low. (FYI: the pet food container is not included in these sets, but is worth the additional purchase.) I love these containers. They are lightweight enough so there’s no strain on the wrists, yet heavy enough they don’t tip over easily. The lids are easy to clean, and you could apply labels to distinguish between flours and sugars. They are expensive, but I believe you get what you pay for — quality costs extra money. If I need another set in the future, I will buy it.” —Judith A Loue

Get it from Amazon for $49.91 (for a 5-piece set).

20.

A cabinet cookware organizer to turn dead cabinet space into the pot and pan rack of your dreams.


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This rack has adjustable dividers to accommodate different sizes of cookware and holds up to seven lids. It mounts to the floor, the rear, and the face frame of the cabinet for total stability.

Promising review: “This is an excellent way to make use of dead space in a cabinet. We fit almost an entire brand new set of pans into this tiny 12′ cabinet, which I did not think was possible. I’m not particularly handy, but managed to install this in under an hour. (The instructions say 20 minutes to install, but that’s probably if you actually know what you’re doing). There’s also space behind the top shelf where I have the lids to fit a small straining pot. I recommend this if you’re in a smaller kitchen, and need to maximize as much space as possible. ” —Eve

Get it from Amazon for $89.09+ (two sizes).


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Promising review: “Best product I have bought in a long time. Keeps the kitchen cabinet so organized, you don’t have to spend an hour searching for the right lid for a container.” —Debby

Get it them from Amazon for $34.93.

22.

A smart fruit bowl featuring separate parts for underripe fruits, ripe fruits, and a banana hook. Long gone are the days of the bananas making everything else way too ripe way too fast.


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This babe has a separate section for all the fruits in your life — ready-to-eat goes on top of the maple tray, not-quite-ready goes in the vented glass bowl, and bananas hang on the built-in hook to help those potassium powerhouses ripen evenly.

Get it from UncommonGoods for $65.

23.

A lazy Susan cabinet bin that just may spin its way into your heart, and into your deep corner cabinet to organize the heck out of it.


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Promising review: “I really like this containers for my lazy Susan. I have four and they are perfect. I use them for potatoes and onions and it keeps them from getting the cabinet messy.” —F. Appleton

Get a set of four from Amazon for $48.99.

24.

An 8-in-1 kitchen gadget capable of so many things. You can use it to grate cheese, juice an orange, and separate eggs for the perfect breakfast, and it can open pesky jars.


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Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

25.

A magnetic white board perfect for jotting down grocery lists on the fridge, or keeping track of what you already have on hand. Soo no more wasted food!


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Set includes: four colorful fine-tip dry erase markers, and one separate big eraser

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (three sizes).

26.

And a sponge holder as nifty as it is cute to keep your sponges fresh and your kitchen in order.


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Get it from UncommonGoods for $24.

Organizing everything up like:


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Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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