The kitchen is an area that can quickly fill up with clutter. Your appliances, utensils, food, and dishes need to find a place. And no matter how often you clear out the clutter, you buy more items for the kitchen and run low on space again. If you want to optimize your kitchen storage, I’ve got a few ways to help you out.
Add Floating Shelves
Little floating shelves are an excellent way to utilize tight spaces. They’re convenient and don’t take up much space. I love to use them for storing salt and pepper shakers next to my stovetop. It makes wiping down the counters much easier.
Floating shelves are the perfect solution for figuring out where to put the spices. We all know what a challenge it can be to find an available spot to store the herbs. You can install these practical shelves anywhere in the kitchen that works for y’all.
Create a Sink Station
Sinks typically have a lot of clutter around them. Sponges, dirty dishes, brushes, soap, and dish clothes sit around our sinks. Isn’t there a better way? One way to help clear up the chaos is to create a functional sink station.
You can mount sink baskets inside your sink to let the scrubbers drain. You can also buy mechanisms that turn your sink base cabinet into a functional tip-out drawer. This space is perfect for hiding all the sponges and cleaners when you’re not using them.
Try Cabinet Accessories
Y’all, You don’t have to purchase new cabinets to give your kitchen more storage space! There are plenty of kitchen cabinet accessories you can buy that will optimize your cabinet space and make organizing your culinary tools simple.
Try out tray dividers for an efficient way to store baking sheets and cutting boards. I recommend installing a lazy Susan to transform your corner cabinets if you have room. Cabinets are usually the space we dread using because it means work when we want to pull something out, but a rotating surface makes it easier!
Buy an Island Cart
Kitchen islands are costly and take up a significant amount of kitchen space. Island carts create a way to utilize the open floor space and provide additional storage. They also give you extra counter space when you need it.
Store pots and pans or small appliances to make room for plates, bowls, or other kitchen-related items in the cabinets. Kitchen island carts are available in various sizes and styles, so y’all are bound to find one that fits your kitchen aesthetic.
Use any of the above ideas to create a more functional kitchen. Optimizing your kitchen storage can transform the space; maybe you’ll cook more! Try one idea, or try them all.