Spring cleaning gets all of the attention, but fall is arguably the best time of year to organize your kitchen. With Thanksgiving cooking and holiday baking right around the corner, now is the time to purge your kitchen of unnecessary clutter, create storage solutions for must-have items and deep clean cabinets and drawers.
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Fortunately, Bed Bath & Beyond's Beyond Organized Event offers shoppers the chance to save up to 25% on select kitchen, closet, bath and laundry organization products. Plus, if you spend $80 or more, you can clip a coupon for $20 off your purchase that's redeemable in-store or online. Here we've compiled a list of the 10 best deals on kitchen storage essentials that will help you maximize space and perhaps spend a little less time searching for sea salt.
1. ORG Aluminum Over-the-Sink Drying Rack in Grey
Short on counter space? This compact drying rack rolls out over the sink whenever you need to drip dry dishes and can be easily stored away when not in use. It's made of rust-free aluminum and features silicone edges to prevent scratching. Perfect for your RV or small kitchen, the drying rack weighs just over a pound and measures 20.5 inches long, 13 inches wide and 0.4 inches high.
2. Rubbermaid 4-Piece Brilliance Dry Storage Set
Lock in freshness with this set of four air-tight, stackable storage containers. This collection of different-sized containers is equipped with side latches to prevent leaks and extend the shelf life of dry goods. Made of clear plastic that's BPA-free, it's easy to see what's inside of each container without opening it up or adding a label. The set is stain- and odor-resistant, as well as dishwasher-safe. It even comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty for added peace of mind.
3. Bamboo Expandable Utensil Organizer
Finding a utensil organizer that fits your drawer's specific dimensions can be tricky. Thankfully, the sides of this product can expand to create two additional compartments for storage. Made of sustainable bamboo, the adjustable organizer is 18 inches long and can stretch from 13 inches to 22 inches wide. It requires no assembly and prevents any wasted space when corralling your kitchen tools.
4. Spice Spinner™ Allstar 40-Spice Dual-Spin Cabinet Organizer in White
Skimping on spices just isn't an option when you're a serious home cook. Unlike standard spice racks, this dual-spin lazy susan mechanism allows you to quickly find the ingredient you're looking for without picking up a bottle to check the label. It can hold up to 40 spice bottles (not included) and features a second turntable in the middle for storing larger items like olive oil or a pepper mill. Suitable for most cabinets, it measures 13 inches long, 10.83 inches wide and 1.57 inches high.
5. Tomorrow's Kitchen Silicone Utensil Rest in Grey
Once you own a utensil rest, you won't understand how you ever lived without one. Pasta sauce and brownie batter drips are no match for this dishwasher-safe silicone product with slots for four utensils. Its compact design means it doesn't take up a lot of counter space, measuring just 5.5 inches long and 5.5 inches wide. Spoons and spatulas are well-divided to prevent flavors from mixing, and the utensil rest's non-slip backing ensures that it stays put while you're cooking.
6. ORG Metal Mesh Expandable Cabinet Shelves in Metallic Chrome (Set of 2)
While many of us have jam-packed kitchen cabinets, few of us are maximizing the height of said cabinets. Expandable shelves are a great way to create more storage space inside a cabinet or on a countertop. This set of two is constructed out of metal with perforated surfaces that allow dishes to dry out completely. Measuring 9 inches in diameter and 6 inches high, the shelves can expand between 14 inches and 27.5 inches wide. Beyond dishes, they can be used to store canned goods, cleaning supplies, tea caddies and more.
7. InterDesign® Fridge Binz™ 8-Inch x 15-Inch Stackable Refrigerator Bin
Fridge organizers aren't just for the Marie Kondos of the world. These versatile bins can be used to group condiments, snacks, soda cans, produce and other grocery items. The clear plastic means less time spent standing in front of the refrigerator with the door open, and the built-in handles make it easy to grab what you need. The bins are stackable and can be used in the refrigerator or freezer. This particular design, which comes complete with a footed base, measures 15 inches long, eight inches wide and four inches high, but there are other sizes available (and most are on sale).
8. ORG Vertical Mesh Organizer Rack in Brushed Silver
Baking sheets are one of the bulkiest (not to mention loudest) items to store in your kitchen. Save yourself the hassle of pulling all the pans out of the cabinet just to get to that one muffin tin by investing in a sturdy organizer rack. This vertical rack has three compartments but can store numerous trays and cutting boards depending on their size. It even comes with screws if you're looking to mount it to the inside of a cabinet for extra support. The organizer fits most cabinets, measuring 10 inches wide, 8.5 inches in diameter and 5 inches high.
9. The Original™2-Pack Dish Drying Mat in Grey/Blue
Ideal for oversized items like frying pans or salad bowls, these heavy-duty drying mats made of microfiber are much more absorbent than your typical dish towel. The foam center creates a cushion for glassware and the mats are machine washable should they start to smell. The grey mat measures 18 inches long, 24 inches wide and 0.25 inches high, while the blue mat measures 16 inches long, 18 inches wide and 0.25 inches high. Reviewers also mentioned that the mats dry quickly, ensuring clear countertops.
10. Joseph Joseph Surface™ Sink Tidy in Stainless Steel
Keep your cleaning must-haves close at hand with this stainless steel container that stores your dish soap, scrubbing brush, sponge and scouring pad. It comes apart easily so you can rinse out any liquids that might accumulate in the compartments. Non-slip feet keep it securely in place and the sloped base allows any excess water to drain out. It's a sturdier alternative to the suction-cup wire basket that many of us are accustomed to using.