Organizing Kitchen Utensils

Wooden Utensils in wooden jar
Kitchen utensils are all different shapes and sizes, which can make them difficult to organize. Well organized kitchen utensils makes it easier to find them and can also add a decorative element to your kitchen. This is a page to organizing kitchen utensils.


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December 16, 2013

I've seen a lot of good ideas here on storing kitchen utensils and decided to post my own. I bought these beer mugs at Dollar Tree for a dollar each.Beer Mugs To Hold Kitchen Utensils


With care they'll last a lifetime. They are heavy and will not easily tip over. They take up little room and are handy. Best of all, they are at a very Thrifty Fun price.

I thought about decorating them somehow, and I may. But, as they are, it's very easy to keep them clean.

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June 24, 2009

Photo of a utensil holder on a wall.I used Juicy Juice cans to hold my kitchen utensils. I put them in a wire basket that I found for 50 cents, added the magnets and bingo, a multipurpose rack. You can decorate the cans any way you want, screw them into the wall or leave it on the counter. I always find ways to create more space.

By sherry from Onset, MA

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October 11, 2011

In my sink, it is for one sponge, one that has scrubbers, dish soap, and the drain stoppers. My sink look as sparkling clean as the rest of my house.

Bathtup basket attached to back of stainless steel kitchen sink

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October 26, 2011

I have my utensils on a small butcher block table that has a shelf underneath it. The utensils are stored in flower pots, a large terra-cotta roaster that had a crack in it, a crock, and a tin pail.

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February 15, 2017

I was tired of digging through a drawer to find the kitchen tools I needed. Then I got the idea to buy those inexpensive magnetic cup hooks and attach them all around my hood vent.


Now the tools are at my finger tips, it looks nice, and I freed up a drawer for something else. I used the drawer for all my spices.

Kitchen Implements Organized - hanging from cup hooks on stove vent

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August 11, 2005

While visiting with an ex-neighbor in her new home, she had to give me a tour of the place. The one room that was the most intriguing to me was her kitchen.

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August 17, 2015

My kitchen drawers need replacing badly. It is the two drawers that hold the heaviest weights, the flatware and large metal utensil drawers. I used a basket to put all spoons together standing on one side, knives and large forks, spatulas, all other tools had their own places.

basket of utensils

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November 14, 2006

When storing kitchen utensils (spoons, spatulas, etc.) in a drawer, having the handle facing towards the back of the drawer. That way you can easily see what utensils you have since many have similar looking handles.

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February 24, 2010

Just a simple rubber band and no more tangled tongs in the drawers. Wrap it around the top to keep them straight in the drawer.

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August 7, 2011

I use a large flower vase to store my larger kitchen utensils. It sits on my counter top right beside my stove.

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March 30, 2012

I have 2 large cooling racks hung on the wall between my stove and sink. I use 'S' hooks to hang the utensils on the racks.


Everything is out and organized so you can see it and easy to grab when you're cooking.

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April 2, 2004

To maximize kitchen drawer space, put flat wear in matching or eclectic decorative mugs on the countertops, leaving an extra drawer free, and keeping your flatware handy for constant use. A cut down Gatorade bottle makes a nice holder as well.

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October 10, 2008

Where do you store your kitchen utensils like your large cooking spoons and forks, spatulas, potato masher, can openers, turkey baster, etc.? I have a small kitchen and would like to store them somewhere other than the wall and counter. Do you have any suggestions?


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The larger things that I don't use every meal are kept in some otherwise unusable drawers. These little drawers are long, but narrow and not too deep so I have 4 of them full of the larger things.

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October 11, 20080 found this helpful
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I keep my large kitchen tools/utensils in a cookie jar minus the lid, right next to my stovetop. Other people on this site have used flower pots painted to match kitchen decor and decorated coffee cans for the same purpose.


Be thrifty and be creative!

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful
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Why not buy some hooks, the kind that you peel off the back and stick them on. Put them on the back of a door of you cupboards. Put them on a door that is not used that much.

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March 24, 2005

Look here for a brainstorm of ways to organize cooking utensils, that ThriftyFun readers did in 2005.


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While having lots of cooking utensils I didn't want cluttering up my kitchen drawers (ex. grill tongs, wooden spoons, slotted spoons, whisks, etc.), I searched different stores for the 'exact' holder for them all. Never really finding what the correct size I wanted.


One day while in a gardening section, I found a galvanized metal water pail with a few butterflies engraved on it. I knew immediately, I'd found my kitchen utensil bucket. I did have to put a small box into the center as some utensils will fall in completely, if I don't put them in towards the center. Otherwise, it fits my kitchen just fine!

By Terri H.

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January 14, 2015

This is a page about storing kitchen tongs. Cooking tongs can take up too much room and add to the clutter in drawers. There are a few creative ways to store them.

Kitchen Tongs

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