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Why You Need a File Basket in Your Kitchen

A neat, organized kitchen with white cabinets.

TikTok has a way of introducing us to simple yet ingenious storage solutions that revolutionize our everyday lives. One such viral storage hack that’s taking the kitchen organization world by storm is using the humble file basket in a new way.

While typically associated with offices, this versatile tool makes a big difference when placed in the heart of the home. That is, inside a kitchen cabinet door to increase kitchen storage.

All you need to tackle this organization hack created by @theflippedpiece on TikTok is a file basket, a couple of command strips, and a cabinet you want to transform.


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The concept behind using a file basket in the kitchen is straightforward: it provides a convenient spot to organize and store various items that tend to clutter countertops or get lost in drawers.

Simply place the command strips on the side of your file basket, then press it to the inside of your cabinet door. Make sure to position the basket so the door can still easily shut. You can now store a variety of items here, such as extra zip-closure bags, trash bags, and anything else that gets lost under the cabinet.

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Perfect for the desk and the kitchen.

Transforming your kitchen into a workable, organized space doesn’t need to be difficult, complicated, or expensive. If you’re hoping to organize a kitchen, there are a lot of budget-friendly, DIY organization fixes out there to turn your kitchen into a space you enjoy.


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Consider the drawer organizer hack by @beautybyanabella on TikTok. You can snag some affordable plastic picture frames from Dollar Tree or another budget store, then clean out a drawer in your kitchen. Layer the frames on their sides and then organize your spice jars so they’re easy to see and access.

Use a drawer liner to ensure things don’t slide around when you open and close your drawer. This clean, easy-to-see display will help you know what spices you have on hand and what you’re running low on.


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Another kitchen storage hack you want to be sure you’re taking advantage of is using Lazy Susan turntables throughout your cabinets, shelves, and counters. User @bymeghang on TikTok shows how she uses these amazing devices to keep her kitchen clean and her products easy to access.

SANNO Round Lazy Susan RotatingTurntable

Turntables are about to transform your organization world.

You can place these helpful turntables in your cabinets, below your sink, or even on the counter to help organize a kitchen. Rather than spreading all your products out on a shelf, a turntable keeps them all easily accessible. This allows you to get all your cooking oils, spices, and cleaning supplies properly displayed.

Always remember that with just a touch of creativity and a willingness to rethink your space, you can transform your kitchen and living spaces into a streamlined and stylish space where everything has its place.

Abbey Ryan Abbey Ryan
Abbey Ryan is a storyteller, preferably of stories in written form. Across the 5 years of her professional writing career, her work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Amazon, The Medical News Today, and more. When she's not writing (which is rare), she's likely traveling, painting, or on the hunt for a good snack. Read Full Bio »
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