5 Ideas To Maximize Kitchen Storage Space
We spend a lot of time in the kitchen. When we use one room that much, it's going to get messy, but because we use it so frequently that's all the more reason we need to keep it neat and organized. Unfortunately, it's also rare that we have enough space to store everything we need in the kitchen. Here are 5 ideas to maximize kitchen storage space without too much work.
Our kitchen drawers get messy fast. With all the cutlery and containers we use every day it's hard to keep up with what's going in and what's coming out. One way to combat the confusion is by adding drawer dividers. Most people have drawer dividers already for utensils, but you can take this idea a bit further without buying anything too extravagant or with much effort. A Few of My Favorite Things has a quick tutorial on how to make dividers using foam board. This idea is great for your plastic container drawer.
When your cabinets are packed to capacity, you have to get creative with your space. Adding a baker's rack is an easy solution, but it may not be a practical solution if you don't have the floor space. But you may have the wall space. Adding shelves may seem like a big undertaking, but floating shelves don't require much of a commitment of your time or effort. You can turn it into a fun DIY project and upcycle wooden pallets to add a rustic accent to your kitchen.
Organizing Your Refrigerator
It's hard to keep the freezer and refrigerator neat and organized, but it is possible. There are two things that will maximize the space in your fridge: 1) containers 2) labels. Together, they create organizational magic. The key to optimizing your storage containers is by making sure they're all the same. We've all bought plastic containers that look the same, but they're slightly different and that difference becomes evident in the refrigerator (and your cabinets) when things don't stack quite right. When all the containers are the same, they stack well and there aren't any odd spaces you can't fill on your refrigerator shelves. In addition, labeling your food helps you get rid of items before they go bad and constant rotation keeps your fridge free of unnecessary (and sometimes gross) clutter.
Pots, Pans, Pegboards
The pegboard is organizational wizardry at work. They're not pretty to start, but if you have a good eye for decor, you can transform it into a decorative piece that also happens to be the perfect home improvement piece for the kitchen. Not only can you hang items like pots, pans and cutlery on pegboard hooks, but you can also easily add shelves to it and store the items your cabinets can't hold.
Kitchen doors come in all different sizes and most of them can be used for more than covering up the items in your cabinets. Over-the-door hooks or baskets for your cabinet doors add a spot for small cleaning items. Hooks for the back of standard doors can be used for aprons and towels you don't have drawer space for. If you're really starving for space, add a shelf above the door to store items you don't use very often. With the right brackets to support it, it can be useful and decorative.
There's never enough kitchen storage, but with the right tools and ideas, you don't have to suffer with over-crowded cabinets and loaded drawers. LTD Commodities has hundreds of items to get your kitchen conquered.