Real Simple
| October 18, 2013

Organization is key when it comes to kitchens. With everything in its place, even the tiniest of kitchens is a joy to cook in.

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Our friends over at Real Simple have rounded up some of the best ideas for rogue spice bottles, oddly-shaped cookware, cookbooks and more!

Check out their ingenious ideas below.

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Turn to a Lazy Susan

Contain messes by housing sticky or spillable food items on an easy-to-clean lazy Susan.

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Give Cookbooks Space

Cookbooks are fine on open shelves, so long as they're not exposed to humidity and grease from the fridge or stove.

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Start Hanging

Hang aprons, pot holders and dish towels on pegs (mount them at least two feet away from the stove).

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Store Items by Use

Arrange your kitchenware by frequency of use, with everyday dishes on an easy-to-reach lower shelf and special-occasion pieces up above.

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Group Similar Objects

Group objects by purpose and assign them to specific cabinets, as with the bakeware centralized here.