Organizing Kitchen Racks

by Karen Bates
(last updated February 7, 2017)


The kitchen is probably a place where you spend a fair amount of time. After all, this is the room where you prepare food, eat meals and socialize with friends and family. This room tends to be an area of heavy traffic and a lot of use, and organization is key to make sure this place in your home is comfortable and clean.

Using racks in your kitchen can help you to keep more things in the room without the clutter. Covering your counters or filling your cabinets with kitchen items makes it hard to get to what you need or to use the space for food preparation. Kitchen racks are perfect for keeping pots, pans, utensils, food, and more in an orderly way.

One of the most common racks used in the kitchen is a baker's rack. These storage spaces are often made of wrought iron and can be decorative as well as useful. The rack provides shelves for just about anything you might need to organize. Although baker's racks were traditionally used to cool baked goods, modern racks are used to hold whatever you want.

If you have racks in you kitchen, you probably know that they can become disorganized over time. It's easy to put something in the wrong place, or to let things pile up on a rack shelf until it becomes disorderly.

To get the most out of your storage racks, try these organization tips:

  • First of all, you may want to remove everything from the rack so that you can do a thorough cleaning. Wipe the shelves and dry them so they are clean and ready for you to organize.
  • Place items that you want to keep together in piles. For instance, put pots together and utensils together. Grouping similar items together will help you to find them more easily later on.
  • Now it's time to organize your items on the rack. With the help of bins or baskets, you can create the perfect home for small items like mixing spoons and measuring cups. Once the bins are filled with the proper items, place them neatly on the shelves of the rack. Place larger items on the shelves without bins, keeping similar ones together. Feel free to label bins if you want to keep better track of things.

Racks are great for storing kitchen items. Just remember to keep them organized, or else your kitchen might start to look cluttered.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...


Silk Lampshades

Do you want to add a beautiful touch to a room's décor? Try a silk lamphade for an instantly classy look.

Discover More

Toilet Brushes

Keeping the toilet clean isn't a fun job, but it is one that must be done regularly. Use a good toilet brush to make this ...

Discover More

Clean My House

Many people try to keep the house clean, but just don't have the time to maintain the cleanliness they would prefer. ...

Discover More

Find the Right Tool Right Away Finally, a homeowner's set that includes all the tools needed to complete basic DIY projects at an affordable price! The tools are stored in a molded case for security and portability. Check out Stanley 65-Piece Homeowner's Tool Kit today!

More Organizing Tips

Simple Kitchen Organization

The kitchen has long been said to be the heart of the home, and as such it is one of the most used and abused rooms in ...

Discover More

Create a Space Saving Kitchen

One of the rooms that need the most help in the storage area is the kitchen. Considering that most kitchens never have ...

Discover More

Coping with a Small Kitchen

Whether you are just starting out in life, or you have been around the block a few times, one of the most difficult parts ...

Discover More

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."


If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 3 + 5?

2014-05-07 06:29:38


Uh, that should read "limited counter space". Sorry, folks. (-:

2014-05-06 17:13:14


Can somebody tell me how I could get my kitchen supplies in order when I live in an apartment? We can't drill holes to hang racks on the walls, and we have counter space. My microwave takes up very nearly an entire counter itself, and it isn't very big. I could use some suggestions. Thanks, and God bless you (I mean that sincerely)!


FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)