10. Utilize Wall Space
Organizing your kitchen can be a real chore for some people, especially if your kitchen’s size leaves something to be desired. However, this problem is easily remedied by utilizing your wall space. By installing shelving or rods, you can creatively hang kitchen utensils and other items for a decorative yet functional kitchen that is sure to make your friends green with envy.
9. Hidden Pantry
The hidden pantry is becoming quite popular in modern homes and involves a cabinet-like design that slides out and then back in so it doesn’t take up any extra storage space. If your kitchen doesn’t come with one built in, you can easily have one installed or make your own. We suggest converting a bookshelf into hidden pantry by installing wheels on the bottom and keeping it tucked away between your fridge and cabinets.
8. Shelving vs. Cabinets
If you have limited kitchen space, we suggest removing your cabinets and replacing them with open shelving. This will not only give the illusion that you have more space than you do, but it will also provide you with more room to play with creatively when it comes to organizing and designing your kitchen.
Baskets are a cheap way to organize and are way easier to clean out than drawers. All you need to do is pull out your cabinet drawers and replace them with stylish wicker baskets. Believe us when we say, they will make spring cleaning a breeze since all you have to do is pull the basket out. No more rooting in the dark is a win, don’t you think?
6. Hang Pots and Pans
Storing pots and pans in your cabinets can take up quite a bit of space. Plus, we know how frustrating it can be to hunt for that one skillet you need to make eggs. Thankfully, we have a solution. All you need to do is get a hanging pot rack and mount it where it’s most convenient for you. Now all of your pots and pans will be visible and in reach for all of your cooking needs.
5. Cork Board
This is a really neat way to organize new recipe ideas and utilizes a cork board. Perfect for menu planning and keeping all of your new recipes from getting lost, you can pin all of your culinary ideas to the board and they will always be within an arm’s reach. Simple, effective and extremely creative.
4. Spice Rack
A common complaint regarding kitchen organization is where to store the spices. Keeping them in a cabinet can become an organizational nightmare because you never can find the one you actually want. Plus, it’s been found that spices kept in dark places tend to harden and turn into spice cement. Creating a wall-mounted spice rack can solve this problem. All you need to do is take a piece of sheet metal and screw in mason jar lids. Next, mount it where it’s most convenient and then you can screw in your mason jars containing the spices you have on hand. Not only is it completely functional, but it’s super stylish as well.
3. Store with an Old Door
This idea is a really great way to re-purpose an old closet door if you’re the creative type. You can easily paint it to match your kitchen’s color scheme and then mount it on the wall for more storage space. Whether you want to hang your knives or kitchen utensils, it’s a fun way to maximize space and your kitchen’s organizational potential.
2. Hang Behind Door
While door hangers are nothing new, we would feel odd not including them since they make a great addition to any kitchen and help utilize your storage space more effectively. We suggest hanging one on your pantry door (if you have one) to store condiments and other bottles that might clutter up shelf space.
1. Containers Work Wonders
Containers are a great way to get rid of food boxes that take up space and stay more organized. Picking containers that are air tight will keep your cereal and pasta fresh longer and will also look more pleasing to the eye than a mismatch of different boxes. They are also very stylish and give your kitchen a much-needed organizational upgrade.