When Joseph and I sold our 1,700 square foot home and moved into a 300 square foot RV, I faced a significant organizational challenge—how could I maximize this tiny space in a big way?
I wanted our cabinets and drawers to be pretty AND functional, and so I spent countless hours driving to and from retail stores with bags of possible storage solutions stuffed in the backseat. Meanwhile, I also waited anxiously by the mailbox of my brother-in-law's house (where we hung out for a time as we renovated our RV!) for Amazon packages to arrive with even more possibilities.
Then I spent countless hours arranging and rearranging our cabinets!
It wasn't unusual for Joseph to find the kitchen torn apart at midnight whenever I was struck by a brilliant idea I had to try right then and there instead of waiting until morning.
During that time, I returned quite a few home organization products that didn't work the way I wanted them to and fell in deep deep love with the items that did. I can't wait to share my favorites with you today so you can use these pretty solutions to maximize the space in your cabinets.
Even better, they're all available on Amazon!
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12 Genius Cabinet Organization Products
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1. Acrylic Adhesive Organizer Bin
Attach an adhesive bin to the inside of any cabinet door and voila! Instant space saver! Since RV's offer limited storage options, I had to get creative and use every flat, I mean, vertical surface available.
I installed a larger bin inside my under-sink cabinet door to corral plastic grocery bags. But you can easily add a grouping of smaller sizes to hold pens, spices, tea bags, etc.
2. Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry Containers
The extremely narrow dimensions of our RV pantry combined with the deep shelves made cooking a chore (more than it usually is, anyway!).
While Joseph installed slide-out drawers to help, I hunted for pantry containers that would be big enough to hold flour, sugar, etc, but not so big that they didn't fit. This was a tall order!
After three in-store returns of products that didn't work, I finally discovered these Rubbermaid Brilliance containers were the perfect fit and kept ingredients fresh. Then I borrowed my friend Lauren's Silhouette machine to make fancy labels!
3. Pan Rack
Right above the pantry was another deep and narrow cabinet that became a natural holding place for muffin pans, cookie sheets, and cooling racks. Adding a pan rack made each of those items much easier to access.
I found an aqua-colored rack at Tuesday Morning on sale, but this Amazon version works just as well. (It was just too wide for my cabinet. See, I told you mine are narrow!)
4. Wire Shelf Racks
The key to cabinet organization is creating extra shelves in those precious few tall cabinets! Grab a couple of these wire racks. They're extremely affordable and make the most of wasted space above items that are on the shorter side.
I have one on each shelf in my kitchen cabinets, plus I use them in the cabinets above my desk too!
5. Lid Organizer
I don't know about you, but I have serious trouble matching the right lids to each storage container! If you have a lot of cabinet space, you could just keep each lid with the actual container, but if you don't (like I don't!) then a lid organizer is your best alternative to keep your cabinet neat and tidy.
My containers have narrow lids, so they fit neatly in a graduated acrylic organizer like this one (the one I'm using doesn't seem to be sold anymore). If you have square or rounded lids, this 3-compartment organizer bin will solve your cabinet organization woes!
6. Spice Organizer
With a quick Amazon search for cabinet organization, you'll find loads of spice organizers in all sorts of designs—from adhesive racks to graduated shelving to turntables! I opted for a simpler approach and just used a clear bin I could easily pull in and out of the cabinet.
These stainless steel spice jars made organizing my spices a fun and easy project. Even though they were less than $3.00 each, I had enough 20% off Bed Bath and Beyond coupons to pay even less!
Psst… I love these bins so much, I used different sizes to hold our medicine, coffee mugs, and Tervis cups. (Lest you think this is overkill, the movement of the RV would send everything tumbling inside if they weren't inside these bins!)
7. Expandable Utensil Tray
No drawer is sufficiently organized without dividers! I highly recommend using an expandable utensil tray because they adjust to fit any drawer width. As you might have already noticed, I have a thing for acrylic organizers. 😉
8. Acrylic Stackable Drawers
Now seems like the perfect time to transition into bathroom cabinet organization. Because I first used these stackable drawers under my kitchen sink in our previous home, but now they serve as our first aid kit underneath our bathroom sink.
I keep bandages and ointments in the top drawer, and essential oils fill up the bottom one.
9. Storage Canisters for Bathroom Vanity
To corral Q-tips and cotton balls, you can't go wrong with these adorable storage canisters. The moment I saw them, they were in my Amazon cart within seconds! I love the rose gold design, but there are plenty of other options depending on your bathroom color scheme.
10. Acrylic Makeup Organizer
Before these makeup organizers, I threw all my makeup in a bag. But as my collection grew, finding certain items and doing my makeup took twice as long!
11. Canvas Bins for Open Cabinets
It can be hard to find just the right decorative bin for an open cabinet. You want it to be pretty, right? This canvas bin (set of two) comes in three different sizes. I ordered the Khaki color and worried it would be too dark, but it ended up being the perfect hue!
12. Y-Weave Baskets
For interior cabinets, I can't get enough of Y-Weave baskets. The plastic is easy to clean, and the lower profile fits perfectly in smaller spaces. Plus, because they're not totally see-through, you don't need things to be as tidy on the inside. 😉
Bonus: Contact Paper
For an added touch to your newly organized cabinets (and drawers!), line the bottom with a pretty contact paper pattern. (I love this style from Lowe's)!
Even though most of your cabinets will be behind closed doors, keeping the insides tidy allows you to find what you need quickly and easily.
Plus, there's nothing more satisfying than opening a cabinet door to see everything inside neatly organized, unless it's achieving that Pinterest-pretty look with inexpensive organizing products!
What cabinets in your home could use a little organizing TLC?
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