The Sounds of Advice #39: Kitchen Organization With Limited Space
Organization ideas for limited kitchen spaces:
Aisling: If you have a lot of little things that take up shelf space, try isolating them to small bins to take up less space. The newly free space can now be used for bigger kitchen items.
Find hanging space for what you can, such as pans, pots or utensils that can be hung. This will free up more space in drawers.
Sandy: If you don't have much counter space and .ore cupboard space try to put some of the bigger items that take up space like (crock pot etc) that you may use but not all the time. We have our microwave and toaster next to each other to give us a little more counter space. We have a cupboard we are able to store a lot of pans we don't hardly use to keep the things we use more often at a closer place to reach.
Kate: 1. Maximize your under-sink storage space with a pocket organizer.
2. Make the under-cabinet vertical space work for you with the help of two Command hooks and a small basket.
3. You can also re-purpose old magazine holders as Ziploc bag and aluminum foil holders.
4. Create extra counter space by buying an over-the-sink shelf.
5. If cup and glass storage is needed, you can also install small shelves.
6. If space above your sink allows, you can hang a simple rail from your ceiling.
7. Hang cork-boards on the inside of your cabinet door to take advantage of every bit of space.
8. Keep measuring equivalents and measuring cups handy with some hooks, chalkboard paint, and a chalk marker.
9. You could also hang a sheet of tin on the inside of your cabinets to create a magnetic spice rack.
10. Naturally, a magnetic spice rack would also work well on the side of your fridge.
11. Use screw-hooks in the top of an awkward corner cabinet to turn it into a pot rack.
12. Use Sugru (a moldable glue) to make customized pot lid holders on the inside of your cabinets.
13. The insides of cabinets are also great places to put hooks for rags, gloves, and pot holders.
14. Put shelves on top of your shelves.
15. Make it easier to find the pan you need by stacking them using pan dividers.
16. Get a table that folds into the wall, like a murphy bed.
17. Hang pots and pans somewhere up high.
18. Line the area right underneath the ceiling with shelves, especially if your cabinets don't reach all the way up.