If your kitchen sometimes feels like a crazy, cluttered space, you’re not alone. With all of those necessary gadgets and tools like measuring cups, pans, cutting boards, etc., it’s hard to keep everything organized. Here, we’re rounding up some of our favorite storage hacks that are bound to make cooking and cleaning more streamlined regardless of whether your kitchen is super tiny or quite spacious.
Use Cabinet Doors
When space is tight, make use of the inside of cabinet doors. Pick up some hooks to hang just about anything, keeping tools and gadgets organized, and out of sight. You can also opt for over-the-door storage solutions for paper towels and even garbage cans.
With bins and baskets, everything in the fridge will stay neat and in plain sight, without having to search for that one last ingredient. There are endless possibilities.
Mobile Kitchen Cart
If you have a small kitchen with limited storage, consider investing in a cart on wheels. Not only will it help with space, but you’ll have an added prep surface.
Hang Pots and Pans
Pots and pans take up tons of real estate, so we like to hang them. They’re easy to grab and go, and your kitchen will be left with a cool statement piece. Whether you’re opting for a rack, standing ladder, or peg board, you can’t go wrong.
When tools and gadgets are thoughtlessly slipped into drawers, they’re bound to get lost. Keep these treasures together with drawer organizers, the simple but oh-so-needed storage solution.
Magnetic Knife Strips
Who needs a knife block when you can stick them on the wall? Not only will you free up counter space, but your knives will be easily accessible for your next Plated recipe (and, of course to practice your skills). We suggest keeping it above the stove, but feel free to get creative based on your space.
Store Cutting Boards
Instead of leaving cutting boards out on the counter, we’re all about neatly tucking them away with a magazine holder. Whether placed vertically on a shelf, or attached to its cabinet door, your cutting boards will be organized in no time.
Containers Whenever Possible
Dry foods come in all sorts of packaging, which makes for a never-ending game of storage Tetris. Instead of keeping everything in its original box, containers are key for optimizing pantry space—especially for staples like flour, pasta, and those chocolate chips you’re always reaching for.
Cabinet space is always tricky, especially when there’s a combo of breakables and limited shelving. That’s why we love stackable shelves, which allow for additional layers, using vertical space which would otherwise go to waste.