Since you use your kitchen every day, it can be frustrating to make even a simple meal when it’s disorganized. Whether your issue is too many pots and pans or not enough storage space, these kitchen organization tips will help you get control of the situation.
Kitchen Organization: Overhead Pot Storage
Hanging pots and pans from the ceiling frees up extra space in your cabinets. Install a hanging rack with hooks to the joists of the ceiling for storing pots, pans, ladles, and other kitchen essentials.
Above an island is a great place to hang this rack because you can easily reach up and grab what you need while preparing food. If you need an overhead light in the area where you want to hang the pot rack, you can also find racks with built-in lights.
Hooks on the Insides of Cabinet Doors
Are you running out of space in your drawers? Install hooks on the inside of cabinet doors to hang small items like measuring cups, graters, and peelers. You can screw the hooks in or purchase adhesive plastic hooks, instead. As long as the utensils are lightweight, the adhesive will support them.
A pull-out pantry is a space-saver. This is a narrow cabinet that only takes up a few inches of cabinet space from the front, but pulls out to reveal deep shelves. It’s great for storing things like spices and other non-refrigerated pantry staples.
Airtight Food Storage for Kitchen Organization
Store staples like flour, sugar, and rice in uniform containers to save space and keep them free of pests. Matching containers take up less space than the different shapes and sizes of the original bags or boxes.
Put Away Small Appliances You Don’t Use Often
Do you have devices or small appliances taking up counter space that you rarely use? For instance, if you aren’t a frequent baker, do you really need your stand-mixer out all the time?
You might use your blender every day, but you only air-fry foods once a month. Put the air-fryer, the stand-mixer, and any other items that are taking up valuable space in another area, like a hallway closet. Don’t let rarely used appliances clutter up your kitchen counter.