Organizing products and systems can be expensive, even at the discount store. But there is no room in the home where being organized is more important than the kitchen! Let us give you an organizing hand with these great ideas for kitchen organizing on a budget. No matter how tight your wallet, there is always a way to make it better, prettier, cleaner or more enjoyable. Get organized!

This foil and plastic wrap storage idea by ‘Ask Anna’ is easy, and you can do it in just a few minutes. Did I mention it’s cheap? I like how they are still in their boxes, so you can easily use the tear off strip.



Safe knife storage from ‘Felicia Kramer’… You can get a whole package of these bamboo skewers at the dollar store!

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Simply Organized‘ shows us how to create this trash bag on a roll system! I’m so tired of pulling mine out of a box, pulling out too many and having to tuck them back in… then pulling those same ones out the next time.

Organize Your Kitchen (On a Budget!)


From ‘Barry and Christy’, use the clips meant for mop or broom handle storage to store spices or small jars and cans inside cabinet doors. Genius!

Organize Your Kitchen (On a Budget!)


2 Little SuperHeroes‘ has this tip : Use dollar store vinyl placemats as fridge mats that can easily be pulled out and cleaned in the sink. All those years of pulling out the glass shelves every couple of months, and it’s a one dollar fix!



From ‘C.R.A.F.T.’ – An old bifold louvered closet door, some hooks, and a little paint. This is seriously cute!



‘Amy Bites’ has a complete tutorial on how to make this magnetic spice rack that you can attach to the outside of the frig, or other space. Free up an entire drawer or cupboard! Note that the way she made this might be a little pricier than many of you might be willing to spend, but as she mentions, there are ways to make it much more affordable, it’s just a matter of where you get your supplies.



Here’s another version, made out of glass baby food jars. (See! Told you there were budget ways!) Make this magnetic space rack from ‘Dav.i.son.’, also our feature photo.


Organize Your Kitchen (On a Budget!)


Not as pretty, but an even cheaper version of the magnetic spice rack, by ‘Instructables‘.



Amy at ‘Then She Made’ created this can storage from a cardboard 12 pack soda box! And then she made it pretty!

Organize Your Kitchen (On a Budget!)


This last one just pretties up the counter, while keeping a rarely used item out of the drawers… From ‘BHG‘, store cookie cutters on a paper towel dispenser!


Image Credits: Davison Phtography, Ask Anna, Felicia Kramer, Simply Organized, Barry and Christy, 2 Little Super Heroes, CRAFT, Amy Bites, Instructables, Then She Made, BHG



  1. Robin Taylor February 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    These are wonderful! I intend to use most of them!

  2. Samantha March 28, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you for the mention!


    1. Kathy Woodard May 22, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Thanks for the great idea Samantha!

  3. Sarah January 13, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Going to combine the broom holder-spice jar holder trick with a magnet back! Spices will be at hand, but far enough from the stovetop to not lose their potency. Thanks for the great tips.

  4. Sylvain Levert January 13, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    you save my relationship with my roommate! Now each things have our right place!

  5. Patricia Parker March 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Super job. Gosh why didn’t I think of just one of those ideas? Thank you so much.

  6. Pamela March 16, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Just thought I would let you know the link for the “magnetic spice rack” is no longer any good. I tried it several times and it appears the site is gone. It even has a place where it says something about the domain name being for sale. It’s a shame, I’ve been thinking about that idea for a long time. And I did, much to my surprise considering the HUNDREDS of organizing ideas I’ve looked at over the past couple of years, that I found new ideas I haven’t seen before on your site. Now THAT is impressive.

    1. Kathy Woodard March 21, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Pamela, and thx for the nice comment!


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