If the first time you looked at your kitchen space, you thought ‘whew! Where am I ’, you’re not alone. There are a lot of us just like you. Everyone loves having a spacious kitchen where you can do all the cooking and baking they want while dancing the rumba. Unfortunately, not so many of us get it.
To have a fully functional kitchen, you need a lot of equipment: glassware, cookware, blender, grater, batter, oven, and a thousand other things. However, having a functional kitchen should not come at the cost of having enough space to dance around…lol.
If you’re going to have a great kitchen, you’re going to have to learn how to declutter. Because we believe this knowledge is very important, we’ve put together some of the most ingenious tips and tricks to help you beat the clutter. There are so many to bring great organization into your kitchen, but we will only be dwelling on five of these organization hacks to help make the most of the space you have. Who knows? You can even find more space in your kitchen that you never knew was there. To begin, here are some of the best five kitchen storage ideas.
Think outside the box
Thinking outside the box in this regard means you think beyond the space you can currently see in the kitchen. It might seem as though the only space you have been on the table, the cabinets and other spaces around the kitchen. Why don’t you try making use of your wall? There is more space on the wall than you even realize. On the wall, you can hang many things from pots, cutlery, pans, special plates, and even canisters to help you hold more items all at once.
You can take it a step further by not only hanging shelves and cabinets, but you can also add a pegboard to your wall. This makes it quite easy to put many things right before your eyes and also have access to them quickly.
Adding a pegboard comes as a very flexible storage option, and as you continue to add more items, you can adjust the pegboard to suit your needs.
Well, thinking outside the box could also mean using boxes to pack some of the things you will not need in a long time, and stacking them one above the other. This is also one of the best ways to make the most of the space. You can use carbon or plastic boxes to pack separate items. For glassware and china, you can use carbon paper boxes with much padding to preserve your plates. For knives, spoons, and other sharp objects, you can use the plastic boxes to keep yourself safe.
Restructure Your Kitchen
Remember we are dealing with space here, you might have little space and feel that you need more room. You might also have much space and still not have enough room for other things in your kitchen because of the way you arrange your things. It would help if you learned to restructure your kitchen in the best possible way by first disposing of all the things you do not need. Then you can proceed to change your kitchen furniture.
Downsize your kitchen furniture to the point where only the size you need takes a particular portion of your kitchen. If you have large and wide cabinets that are not used frequently, you should consider replacing them with smaller sized cabinets. Also, if you have shelves that you only use one-third or half of the space in them, then you should consider changing them to something compact and necessary. Replace your round and large kitchen table with a half-moon table to save space; you can also use vertical spaces over horizontal spaces.
Move your cutlery to the wall
Using a magnetic cutlery rack is another great way to save space in your kitchen. There are different magnetic racks suited for different types of cutlery. You can get a magnetic knife rack to hang all your knives neatly. There are different sizes and different designs that you can purchase. In the same way, there are also magnetic spoon racks or racks that can be used for all the utensils.
The best parts about the racks are that they can be hung on the wall. You don’t need much space to use them, get the vertical designs and you can save yourself some space right away. All you need is to be creative, and you will see hidden spaces.
Get a Pot Rack
This hack is for those who have many pots in their kitchen. One of the best ways to get the most out of your space is to install a pot rack. Pot racks help you to save a good amount of space instead of leaving your pots lying around.
The racks can help you stash all your pots, and better yet your pans and other dishes. If you also feel like you will need to get more pots as time advances, it would be better if you get the rack prepared to accommodate your soon-to-arrive pots. Pot racks can also be used for other items apart from pots alone.
Install Hooks for your mugs and rolling shelves
Just underneath your cabinet, you can add hooks to help create more space by lifting off mugs lying around and placing them in the hooks. Depending on the type of hook you purchase, you can also hang some pans and other items. You can use the bottom and sides of the cabinet too to make use of space.
You can also use the rolling shelves to save big time on space. With the rolling shelves, you will be able to stash a lot of utensils and items in layers. Moreover, whenever you need them, you can pull them out and use them.
In conclusion, these tips and tricks are just a few among many that you can adopt in making the most of the little kitchen space you have. Remember that no space is ever enough if you do not organize and arrange things. The first and most important hack is for you to arrange everything properly. Once things are set in their proper places, every other hack can apply.