Having a small kitchen can be incredibly stressful when it comes to organization, particularly if you’re someone who loves to utilize the kitchen and has a lot of kitchen supplies. These are some simple tricks that might help you make the most out of your limited kitchen space:
1. Cabinet-top Storage
Utilize baskets or caddies for storing multiple items together on top of your cabinets. This gets them out of the way and frees up additional space elsewhere in your kitchen. The items stored here should be items you need but don’t need on a daily basis. Get matching or decorative containers to make it part of your kitchen décor.
2. Gain Back Sink Space
Hang a desk organizer on the side of a cabinet that is close to the sink and use it to store your sponges, scrubbers, and dish soap to free up some of that space around your sink.
3. Plastic Bag Storage
Many of us tend to just throw our saved plastic grocery bags into the back of a cabinet or drawer and let them pile up, creating a huge ball that takes up tons of much-needed space. Instead, store those plastic bags in an empty tissue box. It’s compact and makes the bags easy to access.
4. Magazine File Storage
Attach a magazine file to the inside of a cabinet door to store plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and storage bags.
With the right hooks, pegboards can hold anything. They can be as big or as compact as you need them to be and you can rearrange them as your seasonal needs change. To make it part of your kitchen décor, paint it a bright color or arrange the items on it like an art display.
6. Tension Rods
Tension rods are multi-functional and can be used in any number of ways to help you organize small spaces in your kitchen. For example, you can use them to organize your various cutting boards or pot lids. You can use them to create a space for your cleaning supplies to hang from. The possibilities are limitless with these handy tools!
7. Mounted Magnetic Knife Block
Get a heavy-duty magnetic block and mount it to one of the walls in the kitchen. You can hang your knives from it to eliminate the bulky knife holder that can take up a lot of counter space. This probably goes without saying, but make sure it’s out of reach of children or curious animals.
8. Rolling storage
A large rolling kitchen cart is a wonderful tool to have, but you can also use small rolling carts for kitchen storage. These smaller carts can fit into weird spaces that might otherwise go unused and you can wheel them around as you need them. When they are not being used, they are conveniently stored away out of sight.
9. Lazy Susan or Pantry Risers
These tools allow you to store more items in a particular amount of space. They also enable you to easily see and access those items so you have a better idea of exactly what you have in stock. You also don’t have to take everything out of the cabinet to reach the seldom-used spice stored all the way in the back.
10. Store on the Door
Attach racks to the inside of your pantry door to store canned goods, spices, sodas, and other items. This saves you shelf space for the larger, bulkier items.
11. Hanging Rack
Install a hanging rack to store pots and pans or mugs and glasses. Those things can be bulky and take up a lot of cabinet space depending on your collection.
12. Hide the Paper Towels
The paper towel roll may seem like an insignificant thing, but when you’re fighting for counter space, every little thing matters. Attach a paper towel holder to the inside of a cabinet door to get it off the counter and hidden away.
13. Drawer Organizers
Instead of throwing things at random in your draws invest in an organizer or dividers and create your own organizer. It will make everything you need easier to find and you might find that you can fit a lot more in the drawer than you previously thought.
14. False Drawer No More
Add hinges and a tray to the false drawer beneath your sink. You can use it to store sponges or other small, essential cleaning supplies that are used on a regular basis. It’s a great way to make use of every available space in the kitchen.
15. Take Out Menus
If you like to hang onto take out menus, you probably have them all shoved into a drawer somewhere. Free up that drawer space for something more useful and attach plastic paper sleeves to the inside of a door or on the wall even. You can easily access the menus while keeping them out of the way.