How to Get More Storage Space Out of a Tiny Kitchen
Kitchen space got you feeling a little crowded? You can still hack your way to becoming a master chef with a little bit of preparation, organization, and smart storage.
As they say in the culinary world, nothing’s more important than mise en place. If your tiny kitchen has got you feeling claustrophobic, here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your kitchen space, no matter how small.
Folding Kitchen Rack
The average household contains 300,000 items. How many of them are in the kitchen alone? Ramp up your storage space with a folding kitchen rack to house pots, pans, and baking trays within easy reach. And after you install your new folding kitchen rack, the best thing you can do to de-clutter your kitchen area is to make sure everything has its own place and gets put away properly every time — even that waffle iron that you keep promising yourself to use more often.
Wall Mount Racks
Don’t underestimate the wall space around your kitchen. You can DIY kitchen storage racks with hanging hooks for utensils or even magnetic strips to hold knives. And if you’d rather buy than DIY, there’s no shortage of equipment out there: the home organization industry has grown by 10% every year since the early 2000s, doubling to $8 billion today.
Extra Cabinet Shelving
Why limit yourself to the shelving installed inside your cabinets? You can double the amount of storage space with kitchen pantry racks that fit on top of or underneath existing shelves. Particularly useful for those millions of spice jars that don’t take up much vertical space.
Kitchen Drawer Carts
Remember to take advantage of space down below, too. Installing some drawers or baskets in under-the-sink spaces can save you time scrounging around for misplaced sponges or cleaning tools. Research says we misplace nine things every day — most frequently, our phones, keys, sunglasses, and paperwork. Over the course of a lifetime, that adds up to 3,680 hours, or 153 days, looking for lost items! Save yourself the hassle by organizing supplies from the start.
More and more Americans are looking to downsize their living spaces. But that shouldn’t come at the cost of efficiency, or a delicious home-cooked meal. Make the best out of any kitchen with spotless organization for a truly gourmet experience.