A Few Easy and Clever Kitchen Storage and Organization Ideas
“Our Kitchen Rules: 1) If you empty it fill it; 2) If you dirty it clean it; 3) If you open it close it; 4) If you spill it wipe it up; 5) If you cook it share it” – Unknown I thought this was funny, especially when coming up with these Clever Kitchen Storage and Organization Ideas.
Every year after I take down all of my Christmas decorations, I go on a cleaning and organizing rampage. I don’t know why, but after all the decorations are down, it seems like the house is bare and dirty. I thought I’d share a few of my clever kitchen storage and organization ideas today. Some are super simple and cost-effecting repurposing ideas as well.
Here we go.
Add a Hook
For some reason, my dog food scooper always breaks or gets lost in the food container. With the help of an old hook and some glue dots I added a little hook on the outside of the dog food container for easy access. This is also a little more sanitary than keeping it inside.
Upcycle a Thrift Store Find
In my pantry, I used an old CD rack to organize some loose items that always get lost when I decide to throw away the box with only a few items left. A CD rack is the perfect size for:
- Protein and Granola Bars
- Oatmeal Packets
- School Lunch Snacks
These are abundant at thrift stores. I think I snagged this one from Goodwill.
Turn It Into a Display
Use clear glass containers to store snacks in a nice display on the counter or inside the pantry.
Glass jars and apothecary jars also make great holders for K Cups and Nespresso Pods.
Add a Hidden White Board
Also inside my pantry door, I added a cardboard whiteboard that I got as a white elephant gift this Christmas. This helps keep me organized throughout the week, but left hidden to keep the kitchen looking cleaner. I can also tack important papers for school up and hidden away.
Repurpose A Letter Caddy
For my pot lids I use a leather letter caddy to keep them out of the way and upright. You can also do this for small cutting boards.
Recycle Cardboard Boxes
I cut out some food boxes to use in my drawers to help keep my serving spoons and my daughter’s utensils organized. If desired, wrap them in contact paper for a more finished look.
Check Under the Sink
Here is a picture of under my kitchen sink before and after. It’s a mess with no organization whatsoever.
I took an old plastic crate from the garage and another plastic bin I had to help keep things in place. Small changes can make a big difference and there is no need to purchase anything new. Look around the house for unused containers.
I got this idea from A Prudent Life and used a clothespin for my plastic gloves. It is so handy.
On the other side I used another hook for my fly swatter.
Don’t forget About the Cleaning Equipment
Lastly… my husband is SO happy about this one…I spent $15 and bought these organizers to store my cleaning equipment in the garage. Here is the before and after. When I look at the BEFORE it’s so embarrassing! I don’t know what took me so long to do this.
I hope you like these easy Clever Kitchen Storage and Organization Ideas!
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