How To Maximize Storage In A Small Kitchen
If you’re reading this, you probably love all things food and kitchen like us or you’re seriously in need of help with how to maximize storage in a small kitchen. No worries – help is on hand!
When your kitchen is small it can feel like you’ll never be able to keep it organized. One minute it’s clean and perfectly organized and the next you can barely find space to put a water glass. Small kitchen storage is all about making small, and easy, changes to your organization habits to make your work for you.
Besides if you have ever had a messy kitchen cupboard, then you will know just how annoying it is when you can’t find something and end up buying more products only to find out you have duplicates – the worst!! So read on solution issues like this as we share some great tips on how to maximize storage in a small kitchen.
5 Tips: How To Maximize Storage In A Small Kitchen
1 – Hooks
Hooks are one of the easiest things you can add to a small kitchen to make a big difference. They help get things off the counter and free up more space in your cupboards. Try hooks for hanging seasoning pouches on the inside of your cabinets. Hang up your measuring cups and measuring spoons on the inside of the door of your pantry or baking supply cabinet. Not only will this be handy when you’re baking, but it will give you more room in drawers for things that don’t work so well with a hook.
To make the most out of hooks, try adding them to a bar across your wall or backsplash under your cabinets. Place pots on the hooks to hold items like whisks, wooden spoons and spatulas.
2 – A Magnetic Strip
If you’re a lover of knives and have a large selection than a magnetic strip is definitely for you. A knife block can look quite chic on your counter, but if you’re already fighting for space, it’s not doing you any favours. Try using a magnetic strip on your wall to hold all of your knives – and any other metal utensils that are taking up room. The positive of doing this is it makes your kitchen looking like a pro’s kitchen – who wouldn’t want want?
3 – Clear Jars
Containers are your friend when it comes to small kitchen storage. You can buy specific ones made just for the job, or re-use old mason jars or sauce jars. You can place anything from oats to flour, cereal to pulses in the jars, creating an aesthetically pleasing organized kitchen cupboard. Think Pinterest and Instagram worthy aesthetics- so pretty
Write the expiry date, if applicable, on each jar so you don’t end up wasting food or wondering just how long ago you bought the item(s). Print out labels or mark them on the jars to keep your cupboards, and your brain, organized.
4 – Fold it for More Space
Reusable shopping bags are great; they help cut down on plastic waste, but they can be a pain to store. Grab a basket and fold your shopping bags into neat squares so that they take up less room and can be put away, neatly, for future use. This also makes them super easy to grab when needed and will keep them from ending up in a smushed, jumbled mess. Put them in a basket or bin designated specifically for reusable bags. You can even make a special basket for those few plastic bags that always end up in your home, no matter how hard you try to keep them away.
5 – Pack your Cabinets
Place items in the same spot, every time, making sure that your cabinets are full of all of the things you need in one place – instead of your countertops. Get into the habit of placing things in their rightful place, even if it takes a few extra seconds to do so. This will keep your countertops, your cabinets, and your whole kitchen clean and organized.
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