Tips and Tricks

Innovative Kitchen Storage Ideas

By: Erin Vaughan

Forget your usual bins and buckets. If you want some serious storage in your kitchen, you might have to get a little bit creative. In fact, these revolutionary tricks from around the Internet are so innovative, they’re practically verging on genius.

Take a cue from one of these truly inspired storage ideas—and kick your kitchen organization project off right!


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Install a Pegboard Backsplash

Part decoration, part storage unit—a pegboard backsplash has a little bit of everything. Pegboard accessories cover a huge terrain of kitchen needs, from wire baskets for spices and sauces to a wine rack with room for your stemware. Multifunctional kitchen organization? Now there’s something you can toast to!


Hide Your Cutting Board

Cutting boards are the most bulky and awkward of culinary equipment—unless you have one that slides out from below the countertop, that is! With a small hole for scraps and a rolling garbage bin below, cleanup has never been so simple.


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Go Compact with Your Appliances

It’s a simple law of physics: the less space your appliances take up, the more you’ll have free on your counters and your cabinets. A diminutive device, like the Evolution Compact Garbage Disposal, lets you take back your under-the-counter space and restore your kitchen necessities to their rightful place.


Install an Under-the-Sink Drawer

Once you free up all that extra room under your sink, you’re going to want to do something useful with it. With this handy drawer, you won’t have to get down on your hands and knees next time you need a new sponge. Bring on the spills!


Add Command Hooks to Your Cabinet Walls

Guess what? There’s some extra storage space in your kitchen that you probably haven’t even thought about. Removable command hooks installed on the inside of your cabinets gives you a place for odds and ends like measuring spoons, pot holders, spatulas, and more. Make your cabinets do double duty!


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Use a Lazy Susan in Your Pantry

I don’t know about you, but if there’s one thing I hate, it’s knocking over a bunch of tiny bottles in a quest to find the right spice. Instead of organizing your cabinets in cumbersome rows, try adding a lazy susan organizer to your pantry. It gives the lyrics “you spin me right round, baby” a whole new meaning.

You know what’s really great about reorganizing your kitchen, though? It makes it all the more easy for someone else to cook dinner!


About the Writer
Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener and aspiring homeowner.  She currently resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for Modernize, with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence.

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