If it feels like you never have enough storage in the kitchen despite lots of drawers and cabinets, it usually comes down to how you’re storing things. All the storage space in the world won’t help you if the items inside of it are totally disorganized. Here are some kitchen organization ideas that will help you make the most of your storage space and even create more. Try out these genius tricks to corral clutter and store cooking essentials to make your kitchen more functional and less chaotic.
Use the Cabinet Doors
The inside of your cabinet doors is filled with possibilities for storage. Install hooks to store pans, lids, or serving and measuring spoons, or add a slim rack to stash pot lids or boxes of foil and plastic wrap. Our favorite are shelves to hold spices instead of using a spice rack.
Turn the Kitchen Sink in to more Counter Space
Extra Counter space is always needed but can be hard to come by, but there's an easy fix: Get a cutting board that fits over the sink to create an extra space for chopping. Many have built-in colanders to help make prep a breeze.
Install Hooks for Mugs or Pots
Mugs are essential for morning coffee, but they can take up a lot shelf of space and don't stack well. A simple solution is to install hooks under a shelf or cabinet and hang mugs by their handles.
Use Bins for Bulk Items
Instead of cluttered cabinets filled with random boxes and bags, get organized with plastic bins or large glass jars. Transfer bulk items into clear containers to keep ingredients neat and visible.
Add Roll Out Trays
The one difficulty with base cabinets or pantries is having to practically climb in to get what you need from the back because of how deep they are. Install roll out trays with low sides to keep items organized and easily accessible can be a lift save, it helps you maximize the storage of the cabinets and give you full access when its pulled out.
Install a Pot Rack or Pot Pull Out
Another option is a pot pull out that gets installed in a base cabinet.
Add Pan and Tray Dividers
If there's always a loud clattering or an avalanche of pot covers whenever you open the cabinet door, it's time to organize those pots and pans. Install a few pan dividers and stack pots and lids within the cabinet. You can also organize baking sheets and pans by installing tray dividers.
Take advantage of that empty vertical space by placing risers in cabinets. This will help keep items separated so you don’t have to try to pick something out of the middle of a huge stack.
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