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How to Organise Your Kitchen to Reduce Stress

There’s a trend sweeping TikTok: super organised kitchens and pantries. TikTok users are sharing how to get the most organised kitchens and they’re amazing to watch. Not only are these videos satisfying, but they are full of tips and tricks to create a functional kitchen. 

So, to make life a little easier, and a little less cluttered, we’ve found the top trending organised kitchen hacks, based on the number of views. 

Experts Reveal Why an Organised Kitchen Alleviates Stress 

Kitchen organisation videos are certainly satisfying, but what is that makes these videos soothing? We asked psychologist Lee Chambers, to share his thoughts: “they are powerful because it shows a transformation, from a place of chaos to a place of serenity and order.” 

Lee Chambers adds, “given all the challenges we have faced, it's like knowing that there is a positive outcome not too far away.” 

Chambers describes that watching these videos “lights up our desire for behaviours that are seen as positive, bringing structure into life and getting rid of things that have had their time.”

So, can having an organised kitchen be beneficial for our mental health too? Lee Chambers says the mental wellbeing benefits are numerous “from the feeling of releasing old items we no longer need or can use, to finding the things we didn't even know we had, creates a novel moment we weren't expecting.” 

Ultimately, Chambers adds “it feels great because it's something we can control. After a period of instability, your pantry is your domain, and organising it makes you feel like a champion of your own making.”

So, now we know an organised kitchen could be good for us, let’s discover the top kitchen organising hacks on TikTok…

Top 8 TikTok Kitchen Organising Hacks

1. Place a Bin Bag on Your Bin Like a Hat

This TikTok hack has amassed a whopping 11.8M views making it the top kitchen organising hack. It’s not hard to see why. Apparently, we’ve all been putting our bin bags on wrong! TikToker @storedsimply says to put the edge of the bin bag around the bin like a hat then the bag can be placed inside. This way you don’t have to mess around trying to tuck in the edge of the bag! 

2. Create a Spice and Tins Turntable for Just £3.60

TikTok is rife with turntables, otherwise known as Lazy Susans, to cleverly organise kitchen cabinets. However, with these swivel tables costing £10 on average, these can certainly add up if you’re adding a few to your kitchen. Thankfully, this TikTok hack shows you how to create a lazy Susan easily for just £3.60. All you need is two sandwich cake tins and a few marbles in between to create a handy turntable.

3. Store Appliances in a Cabinet with a Lift Base to Save Counter Space

This clever hack video from @valerie_hhouse is the third top kitchen organising hack with 6.8M views. Whilst the video showcases a variety of tips, we particularly like the ingenious appliance storage. The TikToker stores her stand mixer in a special cabinet with a rising base. The base can lift and click into place so it’s in line with your counter and ready to use. Once finished, push the base back down to store away. Clever!

4. Create a Makeshift Pantry for Just £5

Not everyone has space or money to add a pantry to their kitchen. However, TikTok influencer @ryanwarner01 demonstrates how to use an over-the-door shoe organiser for kitchen storage. No surprise this video has a huge 3.5M views. The organiser is great for storing travel cups, as well as dry foods, and it only costs around £5. If you have a family, this can even be used to place lunchboxes for your family to grab and go in the morning. Who knew shoe storage had so many uses?

5. How to Organise Under Your Kitchen Sink

Whilst you’re organising and decluttering your kitchen, don’t forget about under your kitchen sink! Clutter around this area can make your kitchen feel disorganised. Luckily, @glam_home_decor shows how to organise this space in this viral post with 3.5M views. Utilise gliding drawers for cleaning supplies, from sponges to sprays. Baskets are ideal for storing cloths and wire sponges.

6. Organise and Brighten up the Kitchen for Only £12

If you want to add more colour to your kitchen whilst making it organised, then this trick is for you. Using two baskets on your countertop, one for fruit and one for vegetables will create a stylish and organised kitchen. What’s better is both baskets cost on average £12.

7. Maximise Space in a Small Kitchen with Clever Storage

TikTok user @latinaexplorer has plenty of hacks to save space in her tiny New York apartment kitchen. So it’s not so surprising this video has racked up 2.8M views. The influencer shares that she uses magnetic spice pots that stick to the fridge, not only do they save space, but they look exceptionally cool.

Another tip she shares is to use clear dividers in kitchen cabinets to separate plates and bowls. She also has an ingenious trick of placing a rack above the sink to hold wet dishes and save counter space. 

8. Use Stack Shelves and Lazy Susans to Organise Spices and Condiments

This is a simple but effective tip that’s amassed a whopping 1.8M views. To organise your cupboards for easy reach, try placing spices on a stack shelf in the cabinet. This way you can easily see and get to each spice. Lazy Susans are perfect for storing bottles like oils or condiments as you can turn the base to reach each item. 


Looking for more tips for the home? We have even more kitchen storage ideas or check out our bathroom storage ideas

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