The Best Kitchen Organizing Hacks in 2017

With holiday parties, family baking sessions, cookie exchanges and more this time of year is when we tend to be in the kitchen a lot. No matter what your reason is, it’s so much easier to get things made if the kitchen is in order!

I’ve rounded up my favorite kitchen organizing hacks from this year! The best part is, each tip is quick and inexpensive!

I used to despise all of the clutter that ended up around my sink after doing the dishes! Everything was wet and had no place where it could dry and be out of sight. Finding a solution where everything is out of sight AND safely drying without risk of mold or wood damage easily made this one of my favorite kitchen organizing tips this year!



Tupperware lids can really be a pain. They usually don’t stack well and tend to topple over if the pile gets too high! Ugh! One product changed my tupperware life!


I have a lot of great cabinet space in my kitchen, but I was struggling with things like cutting boards and cooling racks. I hated stacking everything on top of each other, only to have to pull EVERYTHING out when I needed the thing on the bottom. What a hassle! Then I found something that rocked my kitchen socks…. an organizer! This has made getting to my cutting boards so much less stressful this year!


Let’s talk about spices! Spices can take over the kitchen! So many different kinds and if you’re like my hubby…we try new recipes all the time, so that means new spices. But where to put them and how to retrieve them easily??


One idea I really like are these shelf risers! These are great for deep and tall shelves. They allow you to utilize the depth while still being able to easily see and access what you need.

organize your spices

Turntables are another great option to maximize shelf or cabinet space for spice storage! They have a couple different sizes and styles…and they are also great for storing cooking oils!

If you’ve started planning your goals for 2018, you might also like to read some of my DIY organizing tips! Like this one, where I made my own bulletin board and idea board. Or check out my post of 4 projects you can do to help maximize your storage space!

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  1. Seana Turner

    Love seeing these videos as I’m working on strengthening my muscle in this area! Love using the shower “caddy” to catch drip from the gloves and brush!!

    • Melissa Rogers

      Thank you, Seana! I really try to repurpose items, when possible! 🙂

  2. Janet Barclay

    Spices are the bane of my existence! Some are in nice jars like the ones in your photo, but others are in resealable packets, and then there are a few that are in a different container altogether. I actually spotted a couple of small tupperware containers in the back of my cupboard last week – since they were long forgotten, I should probably just toss them!

    • Melissa Rogers

      Spices seem to so quickly take over! They are so little but accumulate so easily! I try to find substitutes for ones I already have when possible, otherwise I end up with spices I’ve used for ONE recipe and never again! Haha

  3. Linda Samuels

    Wonderful quick kitchen video tips! I especially loved the brilliant way you organized the container lids by repurposing the CD rack. That’s so clever. And the nifty shower caddy repurposed to hold wet things was great too.

    • Melissa Rogers

      Thank you so much, Linda! Being a military spouse has surely pushed my creative limits and gotten me to find ways to repurpose things. And I’ll do just about anything to save a few bucks 😉 Haha


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