22 Clever Storage Ideas for Small Kitchens

Do you have a tiny kitchen and lots of things to store? We feel your pain. Stuff seems to multiply out of nowhere, yet your kitchen isn’t getting any bigger. No need for a remodel, you can create space in your kitchen using some clever tricks! Check out these clever storage ideas for your kitchen, and prepare to revel in all your extra storage space.

  1. Shower Caddy Produce Rack

    Running out of space to store produce? Buy a cheap shower caddy at the Dollar Store (we love this wrought iron one), and hang it off the side of the cabinet to store produce without taking up space.

  2. Add Extra Shelves

    Not enough cabinet space for your plates and mugs? Why not add some extra shelves, the easy way! These pull-out wire shelves are so easy to install and add instant shelves without timely construction projects.

  3. Utilize Pegboards

    Pegboards can be really handy in the kitchen – but we find them especially useful inside of cabinets. Line cabinet doors with pegboard for extra space to hang kitchen utensils off of.

  4. Backsplash Buckets

    The backsplash is the space of the wall between the counter and the bottom of the cabinets. And it is precious wall space! Utilize that space by hanging wire baskets from the backsplash, perfect for baking supplies or produce, even.

  5. Stove Top Cover

    Looking for extra counter space? Stretch your counters yourself with this little trick! Place a cutting board over half of your stove top burners for removable space to work on.

  6. Sink Cover

    Another clever way to get more counter space? Covering your sink! If you have a double sink, use a cutting board to cover one, adding some extra space to prepare dinner.

  7. Utensil Holder

    If you have so many kitchen utensils that your old crock just isn’t cutting it anymore, try this storage alternative! Re-purpose an old rake into a utensil organizer and give your kitchen a rustic feel instantly.

  8. Enamel Mug Organizer

    We love this mug organizer! Not only is a cute way to use extra mugs you were planning on tossing out, but it’s a great place to store dish towels or various kitchen odds and ends.

  9. Magnetic Spice Jars

    Magnetizing kitchen items is always helpful. Putting all your spices in magnetic jars not only makes it easy to identify which spice is which, but it allows you to free up space in your pantry!

  10. Cutting Board Organizer

    Get those cutting boards out of the cluttered pile they’re in! Get an office organizer like this to stack your cutting boards neatly and save yourself space.

  11. Baking Rack Organizer

    Just like cutting boards, baking pans and muffin tins tend to pile up in your cabinet, taking up so much unnecessary room. Use an old magazine rack to keep everything in order.

  12. Door Space Rack

    The inside of a pantry door is an under-utilized space. We think it’s the perfect place to hang some shelves and store your spices on!

  13. Under-Sink Storage

    Instead of using pantry space to hold your cleaning supplies, use the empty area under your sink. You can keep things organized, all together in one place, and out of the way.

  14. Wire Door Rack

    Wire door racks don’t have to be small and only used for spices. If you’ve got bigger pantry items to store and nowhere to store them, hang some wire shelves from the closet door and organize them there.

  15. Office Chip Clips

    Trust me, I know how potato chip bags can add up. They clog up my pantry like no other! If you have wire shelving anywhere, get some binder clips from the office and use those to keep your chip bags closed and out of the way.

  16. Rolling Storage Crates

    A great way to create some extra storage is with these rolling crates. You can store anything you need in them and store them somewhere out of sight, pulling them out only when you need them.

  17. Under-Shelf Storage

    We love this kitchen hack! Store as much in your pantry as possible by drilling these wire baskets under existing shelves – to create more shelves! Shelves galore.

  18. Pencil Holder Shelves

    Another great use for wire pencil baskets is to drill them into small, empty spaces of wall – spaces you wouldn’t ordinarily use! But when you have a small kitchen, you have to make the most of every inch of space.

  19. Trash Bag Storage

    Rather that let garbage bags in big boxes take up unnecessary room in the pantry, try this clever under-sink storage hack.

  20. Pot Lid Storage

    One kitchen item that can easily get out of control is pot and pan lids. Avoid wasting cabinet space this way and hang your lids on the back of your pantry door using tension rods or shelving.

  21. Plastic Wall Pockets

    You might tend to ignore smaller pantry items, but when they build up, they create quite a mess. Save space by investing in some of these plastic wall pockets! You can hang them anywhere and store a medley of things.

  22. Magnetized Spice Rack

    Another creative spice rack idea: magnetize some pencil baskets and hang them off the side of the fridge. Then you can keep the pantry uncluttered and have all the spices in a convenient place.

 

Have you made storage space in a creative way in your tiny kitchen? Share how you did it in the comments section below.