Sanity Saving Small Kitchen Storage Ideas

Storage can be an obstacle regardless of the size of your kitchen, but fortunately, there are a number of storage solutions that can be used to make the most of your space. While your space may not be equipped with a hidden pantry, it doesn't mean you can’t have everything you need right at your fingertips. Small doesn’t have to mean “cluttered,” but rather “intimate” or “optimized.”

Save Space with a Super Susan

The difference between the design of a traditional Lazy Susan and a “Super Susan” is that the rotating shelves of a Lazy Susan are supported by a central pole, limiting the usable space whereas the rotating shelves of a Super Susan are mounted to a fixed shelf, thereby eliminating the central pole and also allowing you to put small items in the corners that aren’t frequently used. Additionally, on a Super Susan, the shelves rotate independently, so it’s especially easy to find items across the different tiers.

Double Trash Pullout

The best solution for your waste baskets is the “out of sight, out of mind” approach. The practicality of a double-trash can pullout makes this feature a must have in every household. Not only is it a discreet way to dispose of kitchen waste, but roomy enough to let you separate trash from recyclables without taking up any floor-space in your kitchen.

Tray Dividers

Tray dividers are an inexpensive solution to store your cookie trays and broil pans. Rather than stacking everything flat, the trays are assembled vertically so you can easily reach for the appropriate pan without the hassle of reorganizing each time you take one out. If baking or broiling is an everyday activity, tray dividers are the best way to stay organized, and have everything you need within an arm’s reach.

Keep Countertops Clutter Free by Utilizing Drawers Inserts

If you’re trying to keep a clean countertop, then your drawer game needs to be on point. The correct drawer divider is a one-time investment that will allow you to keep your countertops free for food preparation or just a tight and clean look overall. Start with cutlery dividers for your cooking utensils and flatware, then consider what else could be stored in a drawer. Rather than having a countertop knife block, inserts are available that allow you to safely store a knife set in a drawer leaving more space on your countertop. Additionally, consider a spice drawer insert which gives you the same visibility as a spice rack, but allows you to stow everything away in a drawer.

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