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Let There be Kitchen Storage

Updated on June 5, 2014

Kitchen Storage is what you need

Let there be kitchen storage. Does your pantry look like this do you need organization? Or are you totally organized? Maybe you could use a little help in the kitchen to get it organized. The best way to start is to tackle on area at a time. Look around the kitchen and decide which area needs the most help. Then determine what you would like to do to get it kitchen storage. Does it need trays, more shelves, extra cubby holes? Once you do this it will give you a good starting point.

I like to have and organized kitchen by using square and rectangular storage bins in my pantry. I like to keep my drawer neat with plastic silverware organizers and ones for my cooking utensils. I also have a large crock style 2 quart container that I use to keep cooking utensil that are not sharp and use often for convenience. Knives are probably one of the easiest items to organize many people use wooden knife holders on the counter top.

Kitchen storage is an issue most people deal with all the time. You rarely hear someone say they have too much. The key is to use the space you have available to produce as much storage as possible. I know that when I had my first kitchen, I kept things in the linen closet because little space was available in that small apartment we lived in then.

Use every inch of your space

Grayline 457101, 6 Piece Cabinet organizer Set, White
Grayline 457101, 6 Piece Cabinet organizer Set, White

Everyone needs extra space in the cupboard, use both vertical and horizontal spavc

Organized Living Wrap Organizer - White
Organized Living Wrap Organizer - White

Kitchen wrap should be stored for easy access.

Copco 2555-1978 Adjustable Bakeware Organizer
Copco 2555-1978 Adjustable Bakeware Organizer

Keep cookie sheet and bake ware organized.


Trays for storage keep things organized

Take items off of the countertop, S-hooks are a wonderful way to hang bananas to keep them from spoiling. Screw type hooks can be used to hang coffee cup, pot holders, brooms, mops and anything you can think of that can be hung an stop taking up valuable counter space.

A shelf strategically place above a sink or stove can be used to store or display salt and pepper shaker, decorative plates and more. Keeping your countertops free of clutter is an important part of keeping organized. Install toaster ovens and microwave ovens on shelves directly under cupboards.

Another good trick is baskets, counter organizer and tray to catch similar items and create specific storage spaces. Place a toaster on a tray to keep crumbs from falling on the countertop, it is easily cleaned after use by simply dumping the debris into the trash.

Boxes of like size organized together

There are many commercial organizer available to keep your kitchen organized. Lazy Susan trays keep spices organized. Simply put like spices on individual trays, cooking seasoning and baking season should be separated for convenient use. Step shelves are available for your cupboards and work well for spices, canned goods and other food. If keeps the visible and easy to retrieve

Some food items are too large for small shelves. In that case use plastic baskets for bags of rice, noodles and packaged gravy mixes and seasoning. Hanging shelves such as wire baskets that hang off of the shelf in your pantry can be used to make use of space that would otherwise be useless.

Many systems are available to help you customize your storage. I use plastic baskets for packages of beans and legumes to keep them together. This saves me time when I am looking for a particular one to cook. Zipper bags are great for storing drink mix packets and dip mixes. I find that have all of the same items in a bag together keeps me from over-buying items which might get lost in the cupboard. Organize your items according to their expiration dates to keep you foods the freshest they can be.

Screw an eye hook into the bottom of your cupboard and hang banana of an S-hook

Screw an eye hook into the bottom of your cupboard and hang banana of an S-hook
Screw an eye hook into the bottom of your cupboard and hang banana of an S-hook

Use Container to Store Items Where You Need Them

If you keep recycling container in your kitchen there are systems available that make recycling hidden inside cupboards and cabinets. Garbage cans can be stored on sliding shelves inside lower cupboards, a variety of styles are readily available.

I like to keep my cooking utensils close to the stove for easy access. If you are like me not only is it convenient, but it make for easy storage, especially when empting the dishwasher or just put it away. There are hanging devices for the wall to keep these items close to the space where they will be used. Be careful not to place them too close to the stove or on the wall above it to keep them clean and grease free.

Spices and other cooking condiments should have a place close to the stove. Many kitchens are designed with small cupboard for that purpose. However, further customization is a must since the jar are small they can become lost. Keeping them together according to how they are used is best. I keep mine in groups, ones for baking, cooking, and spices that are use infrequently or are to large for regular storage.

Don't live with this kind of chaos!

Don't live with this kind of chaos!
Don't live with this kind of chaos!

Add extra shelves to exishing cupboards.

Add extra shelves to exishing cupboards.
Add extra shelves to exishing cupboards.

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    • Dave Lynch profile image

      David Edward Lynch 

      4 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      Thanks for all the great tips here on kitchen storage, I feel inspired to go through all my kitchen utensils, rearrange them and store them in a more orderly way.

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      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      I live in a small house without much storage. No pantry, only two small closets. So I have a lot of storage issues.

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      5 years ago

      Some great ideas here - thanks. You've inspired to get some of my cupboards sorted - something I should have done ages ago!

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      5 years ago

      My kitchen is always a challenge, but getting better. We just thinned out a bunch of stuff and reorganized a lot to function better.

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      June Parker 

      5 years ago from New York

      I am a highly organized person and believe that everything has its place and everything should be put back into its home place. BTW, a title needs to be added to the "New Text with BIG Picture" module. I am sure it is just an oversight.

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      gadifi lm 

      5 years ago

      a great lens great information and great pictures that shows everything what you are talking about

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      5 years ago

      A well organized lens. :) Thanks for sharing the tips.

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      5 years ago

      Mine definitely needs some organizing!

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      5 years ago

      Wish mine was this organised!

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      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      Looks like some good organization there.


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