How often do you look for something in one or two kitchen drawers, and give up in frustration? Maybe you tweak the recipe for what you're preparing or worse, you end up buying a duplicate gadget. When we finally bought new flatware for Thanksgiving diner, we discovered three identical OXO can openers, LOL. So when I found the Rev-a-Shelf exhibit at the recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), I decided to share their best kitchen cabinet organizers.
What was magical was seeing visually how much space is wasted in some cabinets. Fortunately that happens mostly in corner cabinets, so I prefer adjustable shelves for oversized items like my Kitchen Aid mixer which now comes in 16 delicious colors. Fortunately in real kitchens, we get to hide our messy cabinets behind doors unless you're brave enough to use glass in the doors.
Best Kitchen Cabinet Organizers for Drawers
How often have you wished for more drawers in your kitchen? They're the toughest cabinets to keep organized, filled with lots of little stuff that slides around unless you've got dividers keeping things where you want them.
Many of the organizing products have a fixed format so you've got to think through how you want to organize your stuff. Of course there are a few more flexible organizers coming to market like the customizable divider below right.
Best Kitchen Cabinet Organizers for Spices
Spices are so important for anyone who lives to cook or bake, and impossible to keep organized in the average kitchen cabinet. Having dealt with this challenge in several houses, it didn't surprise me that Rev-a-Shelf offers several choices so you can pick the best one for your home.
But wait, because there are so many other “spice racks”, I wanted to share some of the other ones I've looked at, and one I installed in my son's house.
Best Kitchen Cabinet Organizers for Pots & Pans
At this years kitchen and bath show, storage for lids was a big focus. It makes sense because we tend to stack our pots to save space but then what do you do with the lids.
You'll also find more options for blind cabinet space (see diagram) that was ignored in the past. The hardware might seem expensive, until you consider the cost of adding an extra cabinet, so do the math.
Other Great Ideas for Kitchen Organization
Bet you store a lot more in your kitchen than tablewares, baking and cooking gear,
What you hopefully have learned is the best kitchen cabinet organizers are getting better. You can spend money on great cabinets, beautiful counter tops and backsplashes … but the most important thing is making sure your kitchen does everything you need and want it to!
PS Come back to see more of the new products (below) introduced at the kitchen and bath show, as they come on the market so you can buy them … and here are my favorites.
We've got lots more tips on kitchen organization for cabinets, pantries and more.