Wednesday, March 11, 2015

30 Smart Storage Hacks for a Small Kitchen


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Do you wish to have an elegant cooking area with proper arrangement of appliances, but lacking space in your kitchen? Renovating or remodeling your small kitchen may burn a hole in your pocket. So, here are some smart storage hacks to help you utilize the limited space intelligently and make your kitchen organized. Have a look!

1. USE THE SIDES OF YOUR FRIDGE AS A SPICE RACK

With the help of magnets, turn the sides of your refrigerator into a spice rack. Isn’t it a really innovative idea to size up your kitchen?
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2. MAKING A PULL-OUT CUTTING BOARD ABOVE THE TRASH CAN / SINK

Trash can is important in every kitchen. But the space above trash cans is generally wasted. So, utilize this space and construct a pull-out cutting board over it. Or else, you can also use an over-the-sink cutting board.
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3. NARROW STORAGE ON WHEELS

Shift some utensils or bottle of spices from cabinets to the storage cart / rack with wheels which is easily movable.
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4. USE THE BACKSIDE OF KITCHEN’S DOOR FOR STORING 

Hanging items on the kitchen’s door does not look good, but you can at least use its backside so that they are not visible to other people. It’s a smart move, think about it!
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5. USE THE KITCHEN WALLS SMARTLY

Customized tapered shelves are a perfect way for maximizing the storage area when you are running short of space in your kitchen. It’s not only cheap, but also adds a bit of color to your kitchen along with a sophisticated look.
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6. USE THE “UNUSED” CORNERS

Unused corners in the kitchen are left unnoticed by many of us. Build a modular kitchen by using the unused corners for storing wine bottles, or things that are not used very often.
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7. WALL-MOUNTED FOOD DISPENSER

Instead of making extra spaces for the containers of beans, cereals, rice, lentils, etc., you may use a food dispenser hanged on the kitchen walls to increase the storage space.
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8. DIVIDE THE DRAWERS FOR FLATWARE STORAGE

Partition of drawers in your kitchen for arranging utensils in a better way is another great option.
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9. PAPER TOWEL STORAGE

Use a kitchen drawer as a paper towel holder.
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10. BUILD A SLIDE-OUT SPACE FOR CUTTING VEGETABLES / FRUITS

Instead of fetching a cutting board from a cabinet to cut vegetables / fruits and restricting space, simply build a pull-out board.
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11. GLASS HOLDERS

Use holders to hang wine glasses which will cover very small space in your kitchen. Make sure you allow proper spacing between each screw hole.
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12. MASON JAR STORAGE

Another convenient and attractive storage hack is using mason jars. If your counters are jumbled with sugar, flour, spices, teas, and other staples, then you may try this option. Simply drill screws through the lid of the jar and hang them in your kitchen.
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13. PLASTIC BAG DISPENSER

Plastic bags can be used for a number of purposes, but storing them is a headache. You may buy a plastic bag dispenser from the market. Or else, you can also cut the bottom part of a plastic bottle and mount it on a wall with a screw. So, next time whenever you get plastic bags from supermarket, stuff them inside the dispenser.
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14. CLOSET RACK CAN HOLDERS

Closet racks coated with rubber are found in a number of home improvement stores. Install them in your kitchen to hold canned goods at an angle where they are readily accessible.
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15. PEGBOARD ORGANIZER

Hang a nicely painted pegboard on the unused wall of your kitchen. Attach some S-hooks and hang some lightweight pans, pots, utensils and colanders. The pegboard will not only keep your things handy, but also organized.
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16. SHOE HOLDER STORAGE

This storage hack may sound strange to some, but it is an interesting way to store things. You need not spend too much to store spices, snacks, or any other food items that fit in the bag. You can also store cutlery, napkins, measuring spoons, water bottles, or small boxes of plastic bags. So, just buy a brand-new plastic shoe holder from the market and sling it over your pantry door.
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17. CURTAIN ROD LID HOLDER

Simply fix the bracket-style curtain rod on the wall with the help of anchors and use it to hold the pot lids.
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18. CD HOLDER LID STORAGE

Move old CD holders to the kitchen drawer. Organize your plastic containers and store the lids in the spaces. If you don’t have any holder at home, buy secondhand from the market.
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19. KNIFE MAGNETIC STRIPS

Save some extra counter space in your kitchen by using magnetic strips and attach knives on it.
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20. HANG A DISH CABINET ABOVE THE SINK

Suspend a dish cabinet above the sink and place dishes on it for drying purpose. It will free some counter space for other purposes.
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21. LABEL THE FOOD ITEMS 

To organize your kitchen, labels can be very helpful. Label the top of the jars so that it becomes easy for you to take out that particular item.
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22. OPENABLE DRAWERS

Drawers and cabinets are excellent storage option, especially when you have a small kitchen. Make use of openable drawers beneath the sink for keeping soaps, detergents, etc. In addition, you can also get toe-kick drawers under the base cupboards.
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23. HANG PANS AND POTS FROM THE CEILING

Add some more space in your cabinet by hanging pans, pots, and even cooking utensils from the ceiling. This will also build an attractive overhead rack for your kitchen.
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24. USE TENSION RODS TO HANG THE CLEANING PRODUCTS

For organizing and storing spray bottles or other cleaning products, use a tension rod.
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25. USE A COLLAPSIBLE WINE RACK FOR STOCKING UP BOTTLES

Put a collapsible wine rack in your fridge to keep soda, wine, and water bottles.
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26. UTILIZE THE SIDE DOORS OF THE CABINET

Why waste even a little space? Make use of those side doors of the cabinet which are left unused. Utilize it for hanging utensils.
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27. PUT SHELVES INSIDE THE CABINETS

If you have very little space in your kitchen with less number of cabinets available, utilize those cabinets by putting shelves. In this way, you will have more space to keep the dishes, plates and other sauces.
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28. SHELVES BENEATH THE CEILING

Line the area just beneath the kitchen ceiling with shelves for some extra storage space.
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29. HOOK A LITTLE BASKET IN THE SPACE UNDER THE SINK

Make use of that unused space below the sink by suspending a little basket with the help of Command hooks.
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30. ADD SPACE WITH COMMAND STRIPS

Attach command strips on the inside of your cabinets to save your counter space.
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