Don’t get discouraged if your kitchen feels small. You can pack a lot into a tiny space using these easy tricks and techniques.
- Clear out stuff you don’t use. If you only use the popcorn machine at Christmas, it might be time to move it to the basement or garage.
- Try a cutting board that fits over the sink. Now you have extra space to prep dinner—no tools required!
- Get a kitchen cart. It provides instant shelving that you can tuck into a corner.
- Hang a banana hook under one of your cabinets. This serves two purposes: keeping your bananas fresh and making more room on the counter.
- Use stackable storage containers on your countertops. These secure storage containers can hold rice, oatmeal, nuts, or pasta—and keep them fresh at the same time.
- Add a magnetic strip to your backsplash. It’s an easy way to get knives off the counter while still keeping them handy.
- Put a small accessories hanger behind the cupboard door. Originally designed for bathrooms, these nifty plastic pouches are equally good for holding small kitchen gadgets (like veggie peelers).
- Screw hooks into the ceiling. It’s a perfect way to hold pots and pans.
- Add a ceiling stemware rack. This frees up cabinet space and makes an attractive showpiece out of your wine or martini glasses.
- Use the top of your fridge. This is the ideal place to store long, flat (or bulky) items—and is a great place to “hide” serving dishes, cutting boards, or cookie sheets.
- Hang baskets inside of your cabinet doors. It’s perfect for storing spices and baking ingredients.
- Stick removable utility hooks inside your cabinets. If you don’t have room for baskets, then these hooks (such as those from 3M) can hold measuring spoons or cups—without using a hammer or screwdriver.
- Mount shelves to the sides of your cabinets. Don’t have room for shelves on your walls? Why not add some smaller ones to the sides of your cabinets?
- Hang hooks under the sink. These can hold scrubbing brushes, scrapers, spatulas—or anything with a hole at the end of the handle.
- Or mount baskets under the sink. That adds storage space for sponges, dishwashing liquid, and other cleaners.
- Add multi-level, stair-step storage under the sink. If you have room, you can also try stacking small storage cubbies under the sink.
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