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6 Kitchen Essentials You Can Use as Organizers

Bring out your cutlery trays and turn them into instant catchalls

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Photography: Grace Huang and Metablasts via Pinterest (Main Photos)

The easiest way to control clutter at home is to have a designated bin or nook for your different essentials. Whether it’s a hamper for dirty clothes, a rack for shoes, a small bowl for accessories, and a woven tray for TV and AC controls—the right catchalls can do wonders when it comes to keeping your home spic-and-span. If you’re determined to maintain a clean space without spending a peso, maximizing a couple of your kitchen essentials is the best way to go.

Some of the items we often dismiss in the cooking area can help organize the bedroom, the bathroom, and even your closet! As the famous phrase goes, “A place for everything, everything in its place,” keeping your essentials accessible and in order boils down to having versatile organizers. Look for these six kitchen must-haves and start organizing:

1. Wire or Fruit Baskets

Got an unused fruit basket in the storage room? Wire baskets and even woven ones can be used to give your T&B a streamlined and hotel-like feel.

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Use it to store clean towels, a few magazines, and your toiletries. Pick baskets that you can stash under the sink. If you have a similar piece to the one shown in the photo, place it in a corner that will not get in the way of your routine.

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Find a similar piece at The Landmark, Makati City.

2. Cutlery Trays

Are your old cutlery trays gathering dust in your kitchen cabinet? Clean these and use it to organize bills, accessories, and even your keys.


Whether it’s a wooden tray or a stainless steel piece, you can place it in the foyer or in the living area as a multipurpose catchall. If you need an instant organizer in your bedroom, take your cue from the photo above by hanging it on a blank wall to keep your glasses and other personal belongings in place.

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3. Wine Racks

Wine racks may come in handy this school year! Place it in the study area and use it to organize pens, pencils, and crayons.


Those who have an extra rack can use it in the bedroom as well. Put in on your vanity table and use it when storing brushes, hair ties, and other knickknacks.

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4. Paper Towel Holder

Do you love collecting bangles, bracelets, and headbands? Keep these in place using an old paper towel holder. 


Once you’ve filled it up, you can easily keep it in your closet! A colorful arrangement can double as décor, too!

5. Spice Rack

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We love how our spice racks can keep our favorite condiments accessible. Don’t just use it to hold tiny bottles! 


Some racks can accommodate bottles of ingredients, small boxes, and other home must-haves as well. Take inspiration from the photo above by using a spice rack to organize powdered ingredients in jars and even cleaning supplies.

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6. Dish Rack

Old dish racks can add a vintage charm to your foyer or work area. 


You can use it to organize folders, envelopes, and important documents. If your foyer serves as a command center for messages, you can use it to leave notes and bills, too! 

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Source: Apartment Therapy

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