11 Ideas for Organizing Your Kitchen
If you're short on space or just want to add some extra storage, there are some clever kitchen storage solutions you may not have considered. Here are 11 ideas for organizing your kitchen.
Hang Items from Shelves
Do you have some open shelves in your kitchen? Try hanging items from them. Think utensils you use all the time or coffee mugs.
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Use Baskets for Organizing Your Kitchen
If you have some space above the cabinets, try organizing your kitchen using baskets or bins for a clever kitchen organization solution. You may not be able to reach this high, so use the baskets for things you don’t use every day.
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Kitchen Island Storage
If you have a kitchen island, is there a way you can add some shelves under the countertop? This would be a great place to store cookbooks and decorative bowls and platters.
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Pegboard isn’t just for the pantry, workshop or garage. Try organizing your kitchen by putting up a piece of pegboard in your kitchen to hang pans and utensils.
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Many kitchens have it—that wasted space between the refrigerator and the wall or cabinets. Check the measurements and see if there’s room for a sliding pantry. Be sure the rollout doesn’t completely block airflow around the refrigerator.
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This DIYer added some dividers in the top of their pantry and those dividers work great for storing serving trays, platters and some bakeware. The addition likely frees up some other storage space in cupboards.
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Add Box Shelves
If you have some open wall space, consider some DIY box shelves. When organizing your kitchen, use these shelves to store decorative bowls, plates and other items you don’t use every day.
Crates for Storage
Short on cupboards and shelves? Try some old fruit crates. Stack them and store items in a container with lids. Store wine and even fruit in them!
Angled Corner Drawer
If you’re in the process of designing your dream kitchen, try an angled corner drawer. An alternative to a Lazy Susan, these corner drawers provide plenty of storage space in deep, dark corners and are a great way for organizing your kitchen.
Above the Sink Rack
Consider installing a rack over the kitchen sink. The rack can work as storage for everything from soap and sponges to small plates and utensils.