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20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You’d Wish You Knew Sooner

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You’d Wish You Knew Sooner

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You’d Wish You Knew Sooner

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house. And it can get quite messy with all the busyness of cooking and foot traffic. Organizing your kitchen will not only save you space, but it’ll also save you time and give you peace of mind. Plus, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Now that school’s back in session, this is the perfect time to give your kitchen a makeover with these 20+ genius dollar store kitchen organization hacks.

So before you head out for your weekly errands, check out the dollar store kitchen organization hacks below to give you ideas to transform your kitchen into a better living space.

Magnetize Plastic Cups to Save Space

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Made Everyday

This is a great hack for large households, especially those with kids. Glue round magnets to plastic cups and stick them on the fridge for easy access. Fun colorful cups are perfect for this nifty hack and you can get them at any dollar store.

Add More Fridge Space with a Cheap Wire Rack

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Life Hacker

Set a wire rack in the fridge for additional makeshift storage.

Use Binder Clips to Organize Freezer Bags

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Melinda Massie

Freezer bags can be such a pain to organize and those frozen peas are so difficult to locate underneath loads of baggies. An easy fix is to use binder clips to hang the bags onto the wire racks. Extra points if you sort them in alphabetical order.

DIY Magnetic Fridge Organizers

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Tater Tots and Jello

This hack will save you precious fridge space. Just attach magnets to plastic containers and attach them to your fridge’s interior wall!

Get Your Pantry in Order

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy How to Nest for Less

The dollar store is the place to purchase affordable storage containers. To save even more space, opt for stackable bins and attach labels to make things easier to find.

Organize a Cutlery Drawer with Plastic Baskets

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy The Elm Life

Plastic baskets can be used to organize and store cutlery. No more rummaging around for that beloved fork.

Sink Caddy for Sachets

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Make Bake Celebrate

Rally up loose sachet packets and store them inside a cabinet with sink caddies. Use velcro as attachments for easy removal in times of urgency.

Use a Magazine Holder to Store Cans

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy PBJ Stories

Metal magazine holders are the perfect size to store canned foods. Give it a coat of spray paint to match your kitchen’s interior.

DIY a Magnetic Spice Rack

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Instructables

Give your spices a space to call home with this nifty DIY magnetic spice rack. All you’ll need to make this handy organizer are a glue gun, pencil holders and magnets.

DIY Spice Organizer

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy The Stonybrook House

If you’d like your spices to be more out of the way, try this DIY instead. Make it yourself for just $1 with a few cooling racks and a pair of pliers. #superthriftyhack

Mason Jar Organizer

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Popsugar

Paint a few mason jars and add labels to organize utensils on your countertop.

Over the Door Snack Holder

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Money Saving Queen

Hack an over-the-door shoe rack to hold snacks. Keep healthy snacks near the bottom so you won’t be tempted to reach for the sugary ones.

Store Party Goods with a Magazine File

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Organizing Made Fun

Paper goods can be a total pain to organize. Use a magazine file to keep everything in order.

Hang Accessories with Hooks

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy The Hyper House

Use mini hooks to hang mismatched accessories inside a cupboard.

Use Tension Rods to Store Trays, Platters, and Cutting Boards

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Martha Stewart

Attach tension rods to organize flat kitchenware. You can also use this hack to store pots and pans!

Store Fruits in Stackable Bins

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy I Heart Organizing

Fruits take up less space when you store them in stackable bins. For a townhouse touch, attach chalk labels to the bins.

Store Cupcake Liners in a Mason Jar

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Table for Two Blog

Keep pretty cupcake liners crisp and organized by storing them in a mason jar.

Hang Pots and Pans with a Towel Bar

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Good Housekeeping

Save precious cupboard space by using a towel bar to store pots and pans. This hack will make cooking a breeze in the early morning rushes.

Under the Sink Caddy Organizer

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Neat House Sweet Home

Keep all your essential cleaners in one place with a shower caddy.

Use a Tension Rod to Hang Household Cleaners

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Amy New Nolstagia

Got spare tension rods? Use them to increase under the sink storage space.

Built-In Cabinet Measurement Conversion Chart

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Infarrantly Creative

Never lose a measuring spoon again. Use mini hooks to hang them on the inside of a cabinet and attach a conversion chart that’ll please any chef.

Pretend Pull-Outs

20+ Genius Dollar Store Kitchen Organization Hacks You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

Courtesy Everyday-Organizing

Don’t throw your back out reaching for that trusty blender. Hack pretend pull-outs with plastic containers and keep everything organized.


I hope you like these hacks and if there are any kitchen organizing hacks you cannot live without, please let me know!

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