27 Incredible Kitchen Storage Tips and Tricks
Every kitchen is a work in progress. A new appliance, new dishes or even a new recipe can mean having to find more space. Check out these incredible kitchen storage hints and tips and squeeze a little more room into the hardest-working space in your house.
Kitchen Storage: Embrace the Openness
Kitchen Storage: Get Rail
Pantry Storage: Spice Storage
Kitchen Storage: Cutting Board with Storage: Instant Knife Rack
Chalk It Up
Kitchen Storage: Under-Sink Archives
Kitchen Storage: Better in a Basket
Stop Drawers from Falling Out
To keep a drawer in the cabinet where it belongs, drill a hole in the side of the box and make this stop with a dowel, a screw and a fender washer. It’s easy to make and to remove. Got a sticky drawer? Here’s how to loosen it.
Kitchen Storage: Wine-Glass Molding
Kitchen Organization: Drop-Down Tablet Tray
Kitchen Storage: Thyme Saver
Kitchen Storage: Cutting Board Storage
Kitchen Storage: Add a Shelf
Kitchen Storage: Measuring Cup Hang-Up
Plastic Bag Holder
Cabinet Drawer Organizer: Drawer in a Drawer
Spice Up Your Life
Surely you’ve heard of this revolutionary thing called a spice rack. Embrace it. When it comes to kitchen storage, all those little containers of cumin, oregano, and cinnamon can quickly overwhelm and confuse you. Stacking them in a cupboard without any logical order will only lead to chaos. The solution: spice rack. If you’re extremely organized, you can transfer your spices to uniform jars and add printed labels. Depends on how often you find yourself reaching for these flavorings.
Kitchen Cabinet Storage Organizers: Rollout Storage Panel
To install the panel in the cabinet, reassemble the slides. Hold the whole assembly against the cabinet wall and slide the panel out about 4 in. Drive screws through the cleats at the rear, then slide the panel out completely and drive screws at the front.
What, no wine rack? No wine cellar either? No problem! You can just as easily store your wine collection in a deep kitchen drawer, if there’s one that’s vacant. Just be sure to alternate the direction of the bottle so that they nest well together. If you’re feeling ambitious, you could try making your own roll-out drawers to house your wine supply within a more spacious cupboard instead.
Cabinet Storage Organizers: Flip-Down Paper Tray
Kitchen Organization: Racks for Canned Goods
Cabinet Drawer Organizer: Rollout Drawer for Lids
Hidden Cutting Board
Make the metal plate under the cabinet larger than the cutting board so the board will be easy to put away. Glue the sheet metal to plywood with spray adhesive. Drill holes near the corners and screw it to the underside of a cabinet. Drill holes sized for the magnets and drop in a dab of super glue. Insert the magnets with a nail head. Slide the nail sideways to release the magnet. The metal plate grabs the magnets. Make sure you use galvanized steel, not aluminum. Plus, learn how to make your own cutting board!