I don’t know about you,
But I am constantly looking for ways to maximize the storage in my kitchen.
Let me be honest with you; most of the time it looks like someone has thrown a a grenade into my cupboards and then another one for good measure!
Well this awesome list of 15 amazingly creative kitchen storage ideas should help us all out and make our kitchens look like the model kitchens they deserve to look like!
Make use of the inside of your cupboards
Utilize every space in your kitchen, by making use of the inside of your cupboards.
Make sure though that any new storage doesn’t protrude too far inside and stops the door closing properly!
Store your measuring cups/ spoons on the inside
Easy solution to an annoying problem. Stick some thin strips of wood to the inside of your cupboard door, and hand some of your measuring spoons for easy access.
Use chalkboard paint to stay organized
Why not turn the inside of a cupboard door into a notice board. Ever find yourself forgetting small things and then having to run out the shops to get it?
Well some blackboard paint and a piece of chalk is all that is needed to solve this!
A pegboard doesn’t just have to be for the garage and hanging power tools.
Install one onto an empty wall, paint it a nice color to match the decor and then hang your most commonly used items from it.
Turn your fridge into a spice rack
This one is my favorite. All you need to do is glue some small magnets to the lid of a small spice jar, write the name of the spice onto the bottom of the jar (so you know what it is), then stick it to your fridge. It looks fun and is highly useful!
Use the sides of your cupboards
What a waste the sides of your cupboards really are! Get some racks and hooks from your local hardware store, attach to the side of a cupboard not in use and then hang your cooking tools from it.
Stick magnet racks to your fridge
Another great use for magnets. Glue some strong magnets to a holding container and then attach to your fridge for quick access to commonly used ingredients.
Just make sure not to overfill it so it doesn’t slide down to the floor!
Make your under sink cupboards work for you!
Similar to number 7, but for the cupboard underneath your sink.
Get some cheap hooks with the sticky backs, attach to the inside of your door and then hang a small basket from them.
Organize your freezer like your pantry
Why do we not think of the freezer as another storage unit?
Organize it like you would a cupboard by utilizing storage containers, and you will find that not only will you free up space, but when you go to defrost it, your job will be easier.
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File your bake stands in cutting boards
This one is really for those of you that bake a lot. If so, you can use a cutting rack to store your baking trays in the upright position in order to easily access them.
Put your bulky appliances inside a cupboard
Is there a rule saying that our appliances have to reside on the counter top?
No is the answer to that, so why not put them in some cupboard space and free up your counter for more useful and commonly used items.
Store commonly used ingredients in an above head storage unit
This one just makes sense really, why stash your most used hot cooking ingredients the other side of the kitchen!?
By making use of an overhead unit, you can not only maximize space, but also increase efficiency when you cook.
Not such a big deal for those of you with small families, but makes a BIG difference for those with large ones that need feeding!
Use dividers inside your drawers & label them
This tip is an obvious one at first, but with an added extra. We all know that drawer divers are great, but why not take them a step further and label each section so everything has a place to live.
Everything has a place & everything in its place…lovely!
Place your most used plates & bowls on the counter top
I kicked myself for thinking about this one sooner! Basically, we can apply the 20/80 principle here.
We all use about 20% of item about 80% of the time, so why not follow this rule and put the most used things easily to hand.
I.e. we use plates & bowls a lot, so put them where they are easy to get!
Make underneath your sink look less like a bomb went off!
Most of our cabinets underneath our sinks look awful; the guilty secret of even the most ardent kitchen organizer!
So why not just apply the same idea as everything else and use small plastic containers to keep everything square and even.
Check out the full video below from Simple Home Art Decor Ideas to see many more great creative kitchen storage ideas