Tips to Organize Your Kitchen


There’s no secret to a perfectly organized kitchen, but we can take a few handy tips from celebrity chefs. From Flay to Fieri, an organized kitchen is a key ingredient for success when mincing or flambé-ing for millions or just their own family and friends. Take inspiration from these famous foodies who know their way around a commercial 10-burner cooktop. When you organize your kitchen with their tips, you can be cooking like a pro in no time.

Use wall space, like Julia Child

Julia Child is recognized as one of the most innovative chefs in American history. Emulate her well-used, organized kitchen, while saving space in yours. Hang pegboards on empty walls and store pots and measuring cups on them. Your kitchen tools will be easy to find and will act as décor when they aren’t in use.

Tap cabinet tops, similar to Guy Fieri

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host and celebrity chef Guy Fieri uses the space between his cabinets and the ceiling of his kitchen to store his favorite cookbooks and antique cooking implements. This space is also a great location to place a collection of wine bottles, olive oil, dishes or serveware.

Create a “work triangle,” like Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond

Organize your kitchen so that your sink, stove and refrigerator create a triangle. This will save you steps when you’re cooking and cleaning. And, speaking of efficiency, Ree uses a butcher block square to cover her sink when it’s not in use. Voila – instant added counter space for prep work.

Get creative with storage, a la Ina Garten

Modern to rustic, just about anything that fits your aesthetic can be used for storage. Think sleek wire containers, antique crocks or glass jars or repurposed wood boxes. Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten uses a large basket originally intended for firewood to store her cutting boards.

Take advantage of multipurpose furniture, shown by HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins

Small spaces don’t have to limit your culinary talents or entertaining ability. HGTV personalities Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri recommend multi-purpose furniture, such as a wheeled cart that doubles as an island for cooking and a dinner table for eating.

Keep your tools easy at hand, like Nigella Lawson

Take a tip from British chef Nigella Lawson and store common utensils in plain sight. Place shower hooks or binder rings on a towel rack to keep all of your favorite spoons and spatulas in an easy-to-reach place.

Put a bookshelf in your kitchen, like Curtis Stone

Take Home Chef Curtis Stone placed a bookshelf in his kitchen for his colossal collection of cookbooks, but there’s no reason you can’t store other items there, too. Try mixing bowls, plates or utensils in stand-up containers.

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