Space-Saving Kitchen Storage Ideas

by Brooke Tolman
(last updated November 25, 2015)

Even after going through and getting rid of stuff, do you still feel like you don't have enough places to store things in your kitchen? Odds are you have more space than you think. Follow these few tips and you're sure to find space you never knew you had.

  • Use shelves or hooks. Wall space is a great place to use as storage. If it's not being used for cupboards, build some shelves or install some hooks. These are great to hang rags on, or store your cookbooks. Buy a hanging rack to hang over your stove and hook your pans on that, which will free up space in your cupboards for food and bowls and such.
  • Remember you have a windowsill. People often forget to use windowsills, if they are wide enough, they can be great for stacking books, or to line your spices on. If you're afraid lining your windowsills with those things that will block the sunlight from coming in, line it with bottles of stuff instead, like things you've canned, or oils.
  • Store littler things inside of bigger things. Seems simple, but people often don't think about it. Stack smaller pans inside of bigger pans, and then just stack all the lids on top. Stack glasses inside of each other and plates on top of each other. Just make sure not to stack too high so nothing topples over and breaks. You don't even have to put the same things together, take a big pan or a big jug and store utensils or measuring cups inside, anything that will fit!
  • Use space under your hanging cabinets. Install things under your cabinets such as paper towels holders and baskets to hold things in. If you install one of those electric can openers under your cabinets, you can do away with your manual can opener and free up space in your drawers.
  • Manage your food. Food that you store in your pantry comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so try and limit those by putting them in plastic containers. Store your most often used flour, sugar, cereal, and crackers, whatever it may be in store bought containers and stack them on top of each other. This not only saves space, but it makes your pantry look organized.

Now that your kitchen is organized, you won't wonder where you put that darn spatula and you might even have enough extra space to buy that bread maker you've always wanted.

Author Bio

Brooke Tolman

Brooke is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. She currently resides in Seattle where she works as a freelance data analyst and personal trainer. She hopes to spend her life camping and traveling the world. ...

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