Could you use more kitchen storage?
I’m always looking for ways to maximize the storage space in my home. And the kitchen is one of the areas in which I usually end up needing it the most. It seems that no matter how much space I have in my kitchen, I keep filling it.
Finding clever and efficient ways to store things is important. But you also want them to be affordable. And if they can look great too, that’s a big plus.
Today, I’m sharing some creative kitchen storage ideas that will help you to make the most of the space you have in your kitchen. Not only are these ideas easy to implement, but they’re affordable – and stylish.
Kitchen Storage Ideas
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1 Baskets not only work to organize items on shelves, they also help keep things contained on counters. Placing a metal cookie sheet on the bottom makes clean up easy should anything spill or leak.
2 Use decorative crocks and pottery to hold your kitchen utensils. Keep the most often used items close at hand near the stove. If you have lots of items, you could organize them in separate containers according to type, such as wooden spoons, spatulas, whisks, etc.
3 Take advantage of unused wall space in your kitchen by transforming it into a storage area. There are a variety of sleek stainless wall accessories and rack systems designed specifically for this purpose.
Another option is to use pegboard. Paint the pegboard to coordinate with your kitchen or have it match the walls. You can even outfit the pegboard with hanging baskets to keep small items organized and within reach.
4 Use tiered stands or stacking baskets to corral small items in the pantry or on counters.
5 Here’s another idea using pegboards. Create dish storage by outfitting a drawer with a pegboard and use wooden dowels for pegs. You can adjust the length of peg according to the height of the stack. By putting dishes in a low drawer, it minimizes overhead lifting.
6 Use a rolling cart for extra storage and counter space. Roll it out when you need the workspace and keep it tucked away when you don’t. It’s great for storing specialty items, such as baking tools and accessories. Everything will be handy when you’re ready to bake.
7 For storage with quick access, remove some of the cabinet doors and place matching wicker baskets inside on the shelves. These baskets function as substitute drawers and can be used to store anything from paper goods to pet supplies. This will give your kitchen a new look, as well.
8 Add additional shelves in lower cabinets to store flat items. Having more shelves makes it very convenient, because you only need to put a few items on each shelf. Then, when you need to get to something that’s on the bottom of a stack, you don’t have to pull out everything to get to it. You’ll only need to take out a few pieces.
9 Bamboo steamers are ventilated. That makes them great for storing onions, garlic and other items that shouldn’t be refrigerated. You can also stack them!
10 Store colorful cupcake liners in large glass jars with lids. They’ll be easily accessible and make colorful displays on your counter or in the pantry. You could use these types of jars for a variety of items.
11 Curtain tension rods help keep your baking sheets and large trays organized. Place a few rows inside your cabinets and you have an instant and inexpensive solution for keeping these items upright and easy-to-reach.
12 Keep track of your cookie cutters by stacking them on a standing paper towel holder. You won’t have to go fumbling through the drawer trying to track down the one you want.
Shop the Look
You know what I always say, it’s much easier and more fun to get things done in a space that is neat and organized. And that includes the kitchen. These kitchen storage ideas will help you find a place for everything and keep it organized. But, to stay organized, you must first be organized. If you’re kitchen isn’t at that point yet, check out my post on how to organize any room in the house in 5 easy steps. Then to maintain it, follow up with my daily routines for staying organized.
I hope you’ve found these tips helpful. Which one of these ideas do you think you’ll be using? Do you have others that you’d like to share? I’d leave to hear from you. Leave me a note in the comments.
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