Having an organized kitchen is something that is not just aesthetically pleasing; it also makes your space much more efficient. Even if you have a small kitchen, you can still apply some useful hacks to give you more room. Here are a few tricks.
1. Use the inside of your cupboard doors to store your spices
Finding that you have no room for a large spice collection? Spice racks can be mounted inside your kitchen cupboards. This saves you valuable room on your cupboard shelves and keeps your spices in place.
2. Place less-used items at the top of your cupboards
Store that pasta maker that you never use or that homemade ice cream maker you got as a wedding present away in stylish storage containers and place them on top of your cupboards. This will not waste valuable real estate in your cupboards and add some stylish accents to your kitchen.
3. Install a lazy susan
Get the most out of your corner cupboard by installing a lazy susan. Not only will it give you more space, but it will also provide easier access to non-perishable foods or your pots and pans.
4. Add kick drawer storage
If you have enough room at the bottom of your cupboards, you can install small kick drawers to store your placements, tablecloths and those fancy serving platters you only use once a year.
5. Make your own drawer organizers
Do you find those cheap plastic organizers you find at the dollar store never seem to fit your cutlery? Customize your own using poplar wood and crazy glue. Kevin and Amanda has an easy step-by-step guide to making these organizers, so you don’t have to be an expert woodworker to build one.
6. Paint a blackboard on the inside of a cupboard door
Simply painting the inside of one of your doors with chalkboard paint will give you an easy spot to keep track of your grocery list or share notes with family members.
7. Store pot lids inside a cupboard door
Use a hand towel rack to organize your pot lids and save valuable cupboard space.
8. Maximize your waste
Since trash and recycling bins fill up so quickly, it is helpful to dedicate an entire cabinet into a dual purpose built-in trash and recycling center.
9. Use the outside surface of your cupboard to store frequently-used items
Install a metal storage rack on the outside of your cupboard for a convenient storage spot for all your favourite kitchen tools.
10. Install a knife rack
Installing a knife rack underneath one of your upper cupboards will make them easily accessible for the home chefs using them and hard to reach for curious children.