41 Genius Small Kitchen Storage and Organization Ideas
Want some seriously brilliant kitchen organization ideas to maximize space & efficiency? Here are 41 kitchen organization hacks that'll make your life way easier!
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Stackable Nesting Kitchen Caboodle
It’s way too easy to toss mismatched bowls and other kitchen gear in a drawer and forget about them until the next time you need something. Avoid wasting time digging around for what you want while saving space with this stackable option. This is an affordable, space-saving, 10-piece mixing bowl, colander and measuring set that’s bound to make your life just a little easier.
Emergency Cash Stash
You never know when you’ll need a bit of emergency cash (or maybe just some fun spending money). Inside an empty tin can is the perfect secret hiding spot. Stash it in the back of your pantry for a rainy day.
Kitchen Organization Ideas: Don’t Let the Junk Drawer Overflow
It goes without saying that a junk drawer goes from being a place for miscellaneous items, to an overflowing space that has more non-essential items in it than ones you actually want to get easy access to. Go through your junk drawer quarterly, making sure anything that’s in there is something you truly need. The rest you can toss, like extra rubber bands, plastic bags, chopsticks, business cards, and more.
Use Kitchen Storage and Organization as Decor
A simple addition of molding along the upper cabinets adds a decorative touch as well as more kitchen storage space for displaying favorite dishes. It’s painted to match other features in the kitchen. You could also replace your cabinets with trendy open shelves.
Build Your Own Kitchen Storage and Organization
Build any of these kitchen storage projects and much more with the help of the Family Handyman’s online school, DIY University. Take a class and learn how to create custom kitchen rollouts, a swing-out pantry and more.
It’s Time to Toss Those Takeout Menus
Though your takeout bag comes with a menu or two, the reality is, you end up stuffing all that wasted paper in a drawer. Then before you know it, menu after menu, it’s hard for you to close your kitchen drawer. Toss those suckers in the recycling bin and stick to looking up menus online. Don’t miss these quick kitchen cleaning tips.
Space-Saving Nonstick Stackable Cookware Set
This stackable storage solution will free up some valuable space in your cabinets. Storing pots and pans is a frustration of the past. The cookware set stacks and nests in any order, features a flat, tempered-glass cover to save even more space, and is made of durable anodized aluminum and is metal-utensil safe, so you can bet it can withstand your cooking trials and tribulations.
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Kitchen Pantry Storage and Organization
In almost every room of your house, you can find tons of storage space hidden between the two sheets of drywall. Simple stud-space cabinets like the one we show here are great for capturing some of this wasted space.
Refrigerator/Freezer Stackable Storage Bins
These clear plastic bins are great for keeping your pantry, refrigerator or freezer tidy while ensuring everything remains in sight. This kitchen organization idea will keep you from buying things when you don’t need them! The bins are BPA-free and feature built-in handles.
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While the most common countertop consists of just one material, 2018 is seeing a spike in designs that feature more than one. So why not integrate your cutting board into your countertop? Looks amazing (and super-useful) to us! If you love stainless steel, be sure to check out the black stainless steel trend for home appliances.
Get Produce Off the Counter
Sometimes all that’s needed to spruce up space is organization. This creative way to store fruits and vegetables is inexpensive and attractive. It’s also a bonus that this project will free up valuable counter space.
Functional Décor for Small Kitchens
Organize Your Fridge with a Six-Pack
Free Shelf Liner
Get a Cooking Caddy for Convenience
Tension Rod Storage Hack
Small Kitchen Spice Storage
Integrate Appliances into Your Kitchen Island
Not only can a dishwasher kitchen island installation be a space saver, it can also help to hide your dishwasher in plain sight.
Another innovative way to store appliances is to utilize an appliance garage.
Use a Pool Noodle Inside a Drawer
Secure Your Kitchen Towels
Jars on Jars
Pullout Chopping Board
Install a Kitchen Cabinet Rollout
File Folders Kitchen Organization Hack
Kitchen Window Plant Perch
DIY Small Kitchen Coffee Storage and Organization
Mobile Kitchen Storage and Organization Cart
Instant Kitchen Cabinet Organizer
C-Clamp Paper Towel Rack
Wine Storage and Organization for Small Kitchens
Easy-to-Build Knife Block
Display your kitchen cutlery in style with this handsome knife block. It's fast, easy and fun to build, and includes a 6-in.-wide storage box for a knife sharpener.
To build one, you only need a 3/4-in. x 8-in. x 4-ft. hardwood board and a 6-in. x 6-1/2-in. piece of 1/4-in. hardwood plywood to match.
Begin by cutting off a 10-in. length of the board and setting it aside. Rip the remaining 38-in. board to 6 in. wide and cut five evenly spaced saw kerfs 5/8 in. deep along one face. Crosscut the slotted board into four 9-in. pieces and glue them into a block, being careful not to slop glue into the saw kerfs (you can clean them out with a knife before the glue dries). Saw a 15-degree angle on one end and screw the plywood piece under the angled end of the block.
Cut the 6-1/2-in. x 3-in. lid from the leftover board, and slice the remaining piece into 1/4-in.-thick pieces for the sides and end of the box. Glue them around the plywood floor. Cut a rabbet on three sides of the lid so it fits snugly on the box and drill a 5/8-in. hole for a finger pull. Then just add a finish and you're set for years of happy carving!
Decorative Backsplash Rack
Concealed Message Center
Kitchen Storage: Better in a Basket
Kitchen Organization: Racks for Canned Goods
Chalk It Up
Install Expandable Shelves in Cabinets
Plastic Bag Holder
Kitchen Storage: Embrace the Openness
From Office to Kitchen
You see an empty file holder, we see an opportunity for some clever kitchen storage. If you have an orphan file holder lying around, try converting it to the upright storage space where you arrange your aluminum foil, your parchment paper, your plastic bags, and more.