20 Organized Kitchens from Real Cooks

Organization Inspiration from The Kitchn

The best way to start spring cleaning is with a little organization inspiration. If you've been less than motivated lately to tackle your kitchen's crumbs and clutter, you're probably still suffering from the winter doldrums. (Hey, it’s perfectly understandable.) But nothing takes us out of a cleaning funk quite like a gallery of 20 super organized kitchens, all taken from our Kitchen and House Tour archives. These are real kitchens, from real cooks. If they can do it, so can you!

A place for everything and everything in its place. That's the mantra of any cook with open shelving. But it really applies to all kitchen shelves, even those hidden behind cabinet doors. By grouping similar items together, assigning a particular place for every piece, and swapping out plastic packaging for containers, these cooks prove just how appealing and organized kitchen shelves can be.

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(Image credits: Andrea Sparacio; Bethany Nauert; Leela Cyd; Adrienne Breaux; Ashley Poskin; Erika Tracy; Jill Slater; Marcia Prentice; Dom Cordilla; Lucy Hewett; Amy Herr; Tara Austen Weaver; Gina Eykemans; Kim Lucian; Chris Perez; Rebecca Proctor)