I'm a Food Writer Who Loves to Shop, and Here's What I'm Buying for My Kitchen This Month

Including space-saving must-haves and organization essentials.

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As a commerce editor at Food & Wine, I'm always on the hunt for the latest and greatest items that will upgrade my kitchen and change my life, whether it's a new tool or appliance or a can't-miss deal. What's more, I've recently moved into my own apartment and still have plenty of spaces that need some straightening up.

So with spring finally here, I'm on a mission to get my new kitchen organized. I've turned to Amazon's massive kitchen and dining collection to help spruce up my space without breaking the bank. From woven closet bins to a game-changing under-the-sink organizer, here are seven Amazon products I'm adding to my cart this month.

FairyHaus Seagrass Storage Baskets, Set of 3

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Great for linen closets, kitchen cabinets, drawers, or really any space in your home, these handwoven baskets add extra storage space and look attractive. They're also affordable. For $22, you get a set of three—a small, a medium, and a large basket, which all come with a soft linen lining. I'm planning to use these to keep my linen closet neat and to hold my extra dish rags and smaller baking tools.

Avaspot Under-the-Sink Organizer

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Perhaps one of the most valuable storage spots in the kitchen is under the sink. Mine is in desperate need of some TLC, and I'm buying this item to keep all of my bulky cleaning products aligned, as it utilizes dead space and makes room for extra products. The two-tier design is great for storing everything, from cleaning tools and oven mitts to spices and spare items in an organized fashion. Not to mention, its plastic build has convenient drainage holes to prevent any excess liquid from gathering. Get your own while it's 27% off.

YouCopia WrapStand Kitchen Wrap Box Organizer

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One downside to my kitchen's layout is a lack of drawer space. But with this stand, which holds items like parchment paper, tin foil, and plastic bags, I can maximize vertical space and keep items accessible. It has eight wire holders that are all completely adjustable and can accommodate boxes up to 3.5 inches wide. Keep them handy on your countertop or store them in a cabinet, the choice is yours.

Modern Innovations Stainless Steel Magnetic Knife Bar

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I'm trading in my traditional knife block for this sleek stainless steel magnetic bar. At 2 pounds and only 16 inches long, it's small and super lightweight but sturdy enough to accommodate several kitchen tools at once. While it's advertised for knives, you can place any metal tools like bench scrapers, frosting spatulas, and even whisks on it. However, keep in mind you'll need to screw this into the wall.

Rubbermaid Leak-Proof Brilliance Food Storage Containers, Set of 5

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A solid food storage set for leftovers is an absolute must for any home cook. I'm currently loving this one from Rubbermaid, which is microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe. For only $20 you get a pack of five containers with a leak-proof design and sturdy airtight lids that ensure no splatters or spillage. Choose from four different size options, ranging from small to large.

OXO Good Grips Pop Containers, Set of 10

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Perfect for pasta, grains, nuts, and other dry goods, these Oxo containers make cooking a bit more streamlined. I love their one push-button lids to lock and unlock the containers and clear bodies that make it easy to see when it's time to refill. This set keeps my pantry goods fresh and my somewhat-chaotic cabinet super organized.

All-Star Innovations Two-Tiered Space Organizer

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I've been in the market for a turntable-style spice organizer for quite some time, and it's safe to say I've finally found one. This All-Star Innovations pick features a two-level, C-shaped design and four height settings to fit any-sized cabinet or refrigerator. It's a great space-saver and can hold up to 40 spices at once, with a large opening in the middle to house odd-shaped bottles of oil, sauce, and chili crisp. Best of all, it has a dual-swivel function so your favorite spice is always at your fingertips.

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