Organizing Kitchens and Clearing the Clutter

Clean up your countertops with under-cabinet appliances, hidden storage and other space saving ideas.

Make more space in the kitchen without remodeling or adding more cabinets. Learn how with these easy, attractive solutions to common kitchen organization problems. We’ll give you step-by-step instructions and pictures to clean out the clutter in your kitchen and get organized.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine




Super Simple!



Cooking caddy for quick clear-off

Keep condiments and spices in an easy-to-carry rack to free up countertop space.

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Off-the-counter microwave

Tuck the microwave under your cabinets to get it off the counter.

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Under-cabinet storage racks

Store your knives in a convenient pull-down rack

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Expand the counter with a kitchen cart

Give yourself extra workspace and shelves with a kitchen cart.

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Concealed message center

Make grocery lists or write messages to family members on a dry-erase board that's mounted inside the cabinet.

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Tidy file center

A file holder and files will keep paperwork off your counter and insure it doesn't get lost.

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Decorative backsplash rack

A decorative backsplash looks great and holds utensils.

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Under-cabinet entertainment center

Mount your television under the cabinets so you can watch your favorite flicks without compromising counter space.

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Tucked-away coffeemaker

Have your cup of coffee every morning and still have counter space to spare.

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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver

All the products come with fasteners included, except for the message center and file center, which require foam mounting tape.