For some people, the kitchen is a zen place where they can experiment to their heart’s content – pour some wine, throw on some music, and start chopping your day away. For others, it’s a place full of mess and obligation – clutter everywhere, hungry mouths to feed, constant spills to clean.

No matter which type you are, the kitchen is probably still the heart of your home, so why not make it as easy to use (and to look at) as possible by getting things organized?

If you’re like me, sometimes you think the only way to improve the room is to have someone come in, rip everything out, and start over. But if that’s not in the cards, try some of these 55 ideas to help get your kitchen in order no matter what its size or current state.