Top home tidying tips: how to create an organised and Instagrammable kitchen

Home organising hacks and tidying tips have been steadily taking over our Instagram feeds, thanks to the rise of ‘cleaning influencers’ and their celebrity fans.

‘Tap to tidy’ is the most recent craze on the social media platform, with thousands of Instagrammers sharing dramatic images of their home tidying transformations.

Instagram sensation @MrsHinchHome and her celebrity friend and Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon regularly share quirky home hacks with millions of followers.

Meanwhile, consultants The Home Edit count reality TV star Khloe Kardashian among their growing list of celebrity fans.


The Home Edit joined forces with Khloe Kardashian to transform her pantry

Founders Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are reinventing traditional organising, with functional systems that merge the everyday with design and interior styling.

Their innovative approach will soon be the focus of a new Netflix series featuring Big Little Lies actress Reese Witherspoon as they pull off some of the most extravagant home transformations.

Tidying fans who want to get started straight away can head to department store John Lewis, which has recently teamed up with the A-list organisers to bring out a 19-piece storage collection in collaboration with iDESIGN.


These pantry canisters are a great idea to store flour if you’re a keen baker

Clever containers

Clever storage pieces such as this large plastic pantry canister (pictured above) will help to make the most of your precious cupboard space and keep ingredients such as flour, sugar and pasta fresh for longer. 

They are especially useful for tall and thin cupboards such as a pull-out larder. ​

If you’re keen to try and make your kitchen zero-waste, the canisters can be taken to special zero-waste stores to be filled up.

Avoid confusing self-raising flour for plain flour by investing in an embossing label maker. This one by Dymo, priced at £18.75, is easy to use and the tape comes in lots of different colours. You’ll soon be labelling everything in sight.

Pack up the pots and pans

Pots and pans are essential but they also take up precious cupboard space so hanging them rather than shelving them is a popular hack.

These self-adhesive hooks, priced at £6.99, can be stuck to the back of cupboards along with S-hooks, priced at £4 each.

A tension rod, priced from £1.50, can also be used inside a cabinet if you have the space and can potentially hold two or three pots on one hook depending on size and available space. 

Awkward spaces such as on a narrow wall, under a work top or between the gap above the cooker and under wall cabinets can all be put to use as spots for pan storage.


This shelf organiser is not just for tins, you can also use it to stack your favourite spices

Keep your spices in one place

Make herbs and spices easier to find by storing them all in one place. This three-tier expandable shelf, priced at £22, will help to keep them all visible so nothing will be lost to the back of the cupboard never to be used again. 

The shelf also works well for keeping your tins of soup, tomatoes and beans tidy.

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