Keeping surfaces clutter-free in a cramped kitchen can be a logistical nightmare – and who needs that kind of stress? Instead, try these game-changing storage and organization hacks that will leave your small kitchen with plenty of room for some actual cooking. You can thank us later.
Hang it Up
Skip the clunky store-bought storage containers entirely: the best small kitchen ideas often involve simple little organization hacks – such as installing a hanging rack for pots and pans and a magnetic strip for knives.
Mounted Dish Rack
Kitchen organization hacks can often be as simple as a quick trip to the store. Grab a vertical dish rack to help avoid clutter and make better use of your precious counter space. (Moving? These kitchen counter upgrades will increase the value of your home).
Open Things Up
If limited upper cabinets are a nuisance thanks to lack of adequate space, reconfigure your kitchen to accommodate a mixture of open shelving that can deliver fast storage solutions without appearing cluttered.
Spice racks can be awkward and cumbersome, taking up a large swath of valuable counterspace. Instead, grab a set of these chic and adorable magnet spice containers and organize them on your fridge however you see fit.
Hanging Produce Baskets
This quick hack will not only save you from cramming your fridge full of fruit and veggies, but it’ll free up your counter space for more important household appliances. Also, all those bananas, oranges, limes and apples will offer up pretty pops of colour.
Traditional backsplashes are cool, but what if you took the quirky and unique route and opted for a large pegboard instead? Not only does it allow for creativity and diversity in how you arrange it, but you can store and organize a significant amount of your day-to-day kitchen appliances and utensils on it, freeing up your cabinets and counters.
You’re already cooking in cramped quarters, but adding a mini living wall to your kitchen might just be the chic, yet practical, final touch you need. Bonus: The basil, mint and rosemary will make your kitchen smell divine. Try this DIY mason jar version from the Save My Reno team.
If you want to clear your counters entirely, keep them empty by installing a horizontal railing that can house everything from knife blocks and cutting boards to stray utensils and potted plants.
Easy Access Fridge
A rotating tray (or Lazy Susan) isn’t just for countertops. Keep your fridge well-stocked and organized by adding one to its interior. It’ll make grabbing your favourite condiment or ingredient that much easier to spot.