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 small kitchen organization ideas, on a budget. No matter how tight your wallet, there is always a way to make it better, prettier, cleaner, cheaper or more enjoyable. Learn how to organize your small kitchen!


How to Organize Your Kitchen On A Budget-25


Small Kitchen Organization Ideas

Kitchen Organization for Baking

A Bowl Full of Lemons‘ shows us how to use a pull out drawers, inexpensive plastic organizers and labels to create a baking zone for all you dedicated bakers out there. She even points out that it’s not necessary (though nice) to have to pull out the shelf. If you have a small kitchen and you love to bake, you know how much baking “stuff” you can accumulate. And after all, even though you only bake with meringue powder once a year, you need it, right?


Get organized so that all your supplies are in one place with this at home baking zone from Toni at ‘Design Dazzle‘. Not only does this save you time gathering your ingredients, it also makes it easy to see when you are running low on something! This is an easy and cheap idea that customizes your kitchen! This also frees up space in your pantry for other items.


How to Organize Kitchen Drawers

Drawers a little cluttered? No problem, ‘Organized Mom‘ shows you how to make inexpensive drawer dividers with cheap 55 cent wood lath from Home Depot and some wood glue! Or pop on over to our sister site OhMeOhMy and read all about Kitchen Drawer Organization. It’s really helpful to have the separate sections to be able to find small items too. Have you ever looked for a meat thermometer in a drawer packed full of utensils just crammed in there? Not. Fun.


Ugly Duckling House‘ has another take on a small kitchen organizer for your silverware drawer. Step by step photos for this tutorial! Way better than paying $20+ for an expensive store bought wooden drawer divider! You could use this for spices, or for the junk drawer too. Good small kitchen organization means using every space as efficiently as possible.


This cheap kitchen organization idea for small spaces 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! You can pick up a cheap one at the Dollar Tree, or find one at a thrift store.



Kitchen Organizer Rack

This is a perfect easy project for small kitchens. This DIY wire utensil rack is made from wire rebar fencing made for laying concrete. From ‘A Beautiful Mess‘. They used “S” hooks to hang things on the rack. You could potentially get every serving spoon, fork, spatula and whip out of those kitchen drawers! Another plus? You don’t forget what you have. Like that amazing ladle you got last Christmas? You won’t forget to use it when you make that “once a year” blue ribbon stew.


Small Kitchen Cabinet Organization Ideas

Love this simple idea from ‘Apartment Apothecary‘! Use magazine file holders for foil, plastic wrap and other small boxes to help organize your tiny kitchen. Remember, take advantage of every space! This is another thing you can get really cheap at the dollar store. You could attach them with small screws. or you could use those removable Command style hooks.


HGTV‘ has a clever project for a farmhouse kitchen to save space in the pantry. Screw mason jar lids to the underside of your upper cabinets, then fill the jars with staples and screw onto the lids! You could even save glass jars from foodstuffs, like mayo and tomato sauce jars, to save money. You won’t see the lids under the lip of the cabinet anyway.


Use a file organizer from the dollar store to organize cookie sheets, Tupperware lids, and pot lids. From ‘Family Handyman‘. Cheap kitchen organizing idea!


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.


Small Kitchen Organization Spice Racks

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


Love this spice rack made out of glass baby food jars. (See! Told you there were small kitchen organization ideas on a budget!) Make this magnetic spice rack from ‘Dav.i.son.’


Fridge Ideas

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! Jump on over to OhMyOhMy and check out 7 Steps to an Organized Fridge.

Now that you have learned some awesome small kitchen organization ideas, jump on over to our post on DIY Dining Table Makeovers,  50 Ways to Organize Your Home and  DIY dollar store organizing! Also, check out our post on How To Organize Junk Drawers on our sister site TBD!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info.


  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!

  7. Sharon Breese April 24, 2018 at 5:30 am

    The metal file organizer for cookie sheets seems a huge waste of space. I use clear shallow trays in different widths in my fridge. If there’s a spill, I can pull out one tray and empty and clean it. I don’t have to unload an entire shelf to clean a place mat. It’s easier to access items at the back of the shelf too. Also leaks or spills can run up under mats. Just saying. I do like some of the other ideas though.

  8. Debra Huddleston February 7, 2021 at 5:31 am

    I keep my trash bag rolls in the bottom of the trash can, so they are there when you need them. No need to go get one when you can store them in the can. Been doing that forever.


Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.