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When you are living in a small apartment or condominium, you must optimize every space that you have. To do this, you need to think of some creative storage solutions for your home. And when it comes to organizing, one particular part of your home that might greatly benefit from this is your kitchen space. To be fair, no matter how big your kitchen is, it also seems like you don’t have enough space. The most sensible thing to do is to use some storage solutions to keep everything in place. You can either buy them or DIY to save a few bucks. Here are some smart solutions you can add to your kitchen to make it organized and more functional.

1.                Pan organizers

Let’s be honest: most of the time, the hardest thing to organize in your kitchen are the pots and pans. Have you ever encountered a time where your mountain of pots topples over the moment that you try to get a pan from the bottom part? To solve this, you can use a roll-out organizer that is unique to your pots and pans. This is one of the best kitchen ideas for your cookware. This also saves you the time from going through your cabinets to get the correct pan.


2.                Wicker baskets

Whatever motif you have in your kitchen, the most versatile piece of organizer that you can use is a wicker basket. They come in different sizes, so you can use them for your condiments, fruits, and even larger pans. Wired ones let you hang them to save you more space! These sustainable organizers are also inexpensive.

3.                Pull out pantry

Another smart thing to do when organizing our pantry is investing in pull-out storage. You get to maximize the space in your cabinet, plus the aesthetic appeal can impress your guests. There are several types that you can look into, like the size of the door or shelves, but for something smaller, a pull-out pantry is the best way to display and organize your spices and condiments.


4.                Make use of magnets

Don’t want to make use of a knife rack, you can stick a strip of the magnet against the wall instead! This type of storing your knives is a more hygienic way, especially for your bigger knives. However, if you have kids at home, you might want to consider another type of storage solution aside from this.

5.                Wine glass rack

A classy way of storing your glasses is by dedicating special storage for them. In this case, you can make use of a wine rack for your glasses with stems. You can easily buy them and store them yourself. Usually, a standard rack can hold up to 6 glasses minimum. Make sure to take note of the number of glasses you have before purchasing one. These types of racks are also not that expensive.


6.                Undershelf storage

Need that extra space in your pantry, then purchase an under-storage bin. Make sure to get the ones that are stainless steel instead of plastic. This type of storage can hold up your mugs, extra plates, and condiments. They are usually sturdy and can carry your heavier kitchen equipment without the risk of breaking them.

7.                Lazy Susan

A Lazy Susan turntable is a handy way of organizing your things while keeping them within reach. You can use this for your condiments and utensils. They usually come in wood, plastic, marble, or steel. You can also get the ones with tiers to maximize more space.

8.                Storage station

Can’t renovate and refurbish your apartment because of your landlord? Then that is fine. For more space, you can dedicate a storage station. You can get dresser storage, a larger rack, or a spinning tower. You can place it in the corners and use it to put some of your kitchen appliances. For example, your coffee maker or your microwave. Take note of the material of your storage station before you use it for your kitchen stuff.


9.                Make use of hooks

As much as possible, hang everything that you can. Maximize the vertical spaces of your kitchen by placing some hooks. This may be the most inexpensive way of storing your things. Aside from clearing your kitchen space, your pots and pans can also double as decors, which adds character to your kitchen. Aside from the pots and pans, you may also hang your utensils and mugs.

10.          Mason jars

Want to aesthetically store your spices, condiments, and other dry foods? Then use a clear mason jar for them. Generally, glass jars are cheaper and more sustainable than plastic jars. Plus, you can also stack them for more space.

11.          Stack risers

This is a great alternative to hooks. Double your vertical storage by getting stack risers. The versatility of this organizer allows you to place them anywhere, like your countertop or your shelf. When you are done using this minimalist rack, you can repurpose them into something else, like a laptop stand.

12.          A utility cart

Consider using this to have pantry storage on wheels. From fruits to dry goods, you can place them in a utility cart. You can also use this to instantly create a mini home bar. Simply roll out the cart anywhere to get the party started! This is also a great way to create a snack station in your home.


13.          Under the sink storage

Another space that you can use, aside from the vertical ones, is under the sink. This is typically where you can store your cleaning tools, sponges, extra dishwashing soaps, and more. Instead of displaying them out in the open, you can organize them into mini bins before placing them below.


Check out Storables for more inspiration!

Organizing small spaces sometimes requires you to think outside of the box. It can be tricky for the most part, but an organized kitchen lets you have that clear state of mind. After all, who wants to come home to a messy kitchen, right? If you liked the ones that we featured on the list, you can check out Storables for even more ideas on how to optimize the spaces in your kitchen.