Kitchen Storage Tips

Kitchen Storage Tips

Kitchen Storage Tips

Kitchen Storage Tips

  • Save Valuable Kitchen Space! Stash plastic bags in empty paper towel tubes, hanging bag holders or even fold them so they take up less room yet still convenient to grab and go. A crock can be used to hold frequently needed utensils and set on the counter for easy access (wooden spoons, spatulas, soup ladles, etc.). Also helps keep the large utensils drawer better sorted since less is packed inside (dividers or shallow baskets come in handy here). Can also hang a wall basket to stash lightweight larger items.
  • Avoid Searching for Appliance Parts! Store a hand mixer, its beaters and attachments into a basket before tucking away into a cupboard. No more fussing with wrapping cords, digging around for attachments-everything is neatly tucked in the basket. This works for all kinds of small appliances and their attachments (electric knives, food choppers, electric juicers, etc.).
  • Hang Your Spices! Spices can take up a lot of precious space–get them off the shelf and up on the wall. Mount a spice rack inside the pantry on a wall or hang a narrow basket shelf inside the door (not over the stove, heat degrades the quality of stored herbs and spices).
  • Protect Home Recipes! Insert kitchen reference charts and favorite recipes in clear plastic sleeves then hang them on the inside of cupboard doors for easy access. They can easily be wiped clean and frequently referenced info will be right at your fingertips.
  • Manage Those Lids! Pack lids for plastic containers or Tupperware in a clear tub or large ziploc bags so it’s easy to see just where the required lid is…no more rampaging foot loose and fancy free!
  • Keep Your Lazy Susan Active! Lazy Susan's are a great tool to store similar things together and you’ll know just where to grab what’s needed.
  • Add Handy Cup Hooks! Affix cup hooks to the inside of cupboard doors and on pantry walls. Hang things like measuring spoons, large bbq & kitchen utensils (with straps or holes for hanging), trivets, etc.
  • Store Small Items Together! Ziploc bags neatly carry small like-items (twisty ties, corn cob handles, etc.) then stash all the bags together in a basket or tub.
  • Make the Most of Wall Space! Utilize the space underneath cupboards by installing a paper towel or plastic wrap holder, knife holders, etc.
  • Limit Food Waste! A chart will nicely track food items in the freezer…you’ll be able to keep on top of what should be eaten soon (meaning less to throw out!).
  • Bamboo Steamer Storage! A bamboo steamer makes an ideal countertop food container. Stash bulbs of garlic, onions, shallots, and other items that don’t require refrigeration and need ventilation.