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There is nothing nicer than cooking in a well-organized kitchen. But without all the necessary tools like trays, jars and labels, it's hard to be disciplined about it. I need my space to be well-planned if I'm going to keep it organized.

I love the idea of a walk-in pantry like this one. Since a space like this is a luxury for some, myself included, stick to basics when it comes to organizing a kitchen. I've listed a few items below that keep my own kitchen clutter-free.

Here's what irks me: opened packages of baking supplies that live in their original packaging. A simple solution is large glass jars that free up cabinet space and look beautiful on your countertop.

Baskets have so many uses in the kitchen. I love seeing them tucked under a bench filled with extra linens and bags of potatoes.

A nifty cart is a perfect little spot to chop vegetables. The shelves on this one from Ikea make great storage for your cookbooks.

I fall into the "love open shelving in a kitchen" category. Picture those glass jars filled with baking goods on this sweet shelf from The Home Depot.

Keep things looking pretty in this eco-fibre compost bin.

And because everyone needs a string dispenser... West Elm brings you one that doubles as art.

Share your own kitchen storage tips below!

See our gallery of Kitchen Organizing Ideas for more inspiration.

Photo credits:
1. Light Locations
2. Heritage Hill Glass Jars, Crate & Barrel
3. Beachcomber Baskets, Pottery Barn
4. Bekväm Kitchen Cart, Ikea
5. Houseworks Unfinished Wood Decor Shelf, The Home Depot
6. Eco Fiber Bamboo Composter, West Elm
7. Owl String Holder, West Elm

Author: 

Floriana Paonessa

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