The more time that many of us are spending at home — and are spending cooking for ourselves and family — the more many of us are starting to realize how important it is to keep our kitchen organized in order to maximize space and clean up time. 

As the centerstage of the household (because it’s where we eat, entertain and meal prep), it is no surprise that this particular area is prone to constant activity, foot traffic and perpetual mess, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. That’s why we must get creative with utilizing cabinets, pantries and external organization tools to get our kitchens in order — since more time at home will be most of our lives for the foreseeable future.

And though you may dread it, it’s not as hard as you may think! With these hacks, you can do so easily and without breaking the bank.