You don't have to shell out the big bucks to get a beautifully organized kitchen. These affordable storage solutions let you keep your cash while making your own kitchen storage-rich.
If you have a little bit of extra wall space, but not enough room for another cabinet, add a pair of floating shelves. Hooks under the shelf are perfect for hanging coffee mugs, utensils or hand towels.
Wheels take a standard kitchen cabinet to a new level! Roll it in when you need extra counter space or a set a specialized tools stored within.
If the items in your freezer are expiring because you can't find what you need, when you need it, seek out low-cost storage to finesse a tidy interior. A trip to a dollar discount store or down the clearance aisles at the home center can yield storage bargains galore including colorful wire bins for sorting frozen meat. Opt for stackable clear plastic containers to keep other frozen foods tidy and on view; add labels to note contents and "use by" dates.
Backsplashes are storage space waiting to happen. One strategy to put this space to work for pennies: Add magnetized strips to one side of a finished board and secure it to the backsplash to hold knives—they’re as easy to grab and use as they are to put away.
A simple pegboard is right at home in your kitchen -- and the metal is a modern and industrial twist on the standard brown pegboard. This customizable solution works for pots and pans, as well as spatulas and big spoons. Combine multiple sections to create a wall of organization.
A long stainless-steel rod with S hooks is the perfect place to hang utensils. You'll never dig in a cluttered drawer again!
This utensil caddy is made out of mason jars and a simple metal handle. Add cottage style to any table setting and make serving a snap!
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Add hooks to the back of a shallow cabinet near the family entry to keep track of keys, umbrellas, bags, and anything else you might need as you head out the door. Screw-in cup hooks are ideal for holding keys; use removable adhesive-back hooks for other items so you can change the arrangement and number of hooks when needed.
Clear storage bins maxmize under-sink space and keep everything in plain view. Plus, you can grab these for less than a buck at a discount store and easily replace them when needed.
Don't overlook that extra space above your kitchen's doorway. Hang a shelf above the door and use it to store pretty china or serving pieces you use only occasionally.
An average drawer becomes all the more purposeful with the addition of a drawer organizer. A compartmentalized insert such as this neatly stores utensils. Add labels to the compartments to designate spaces for specific items.
A basic pegboard can transform your kitchen storage strategy instantly. It will occupy underused wall space and free up room in your drawers and cabinets. Outfitted with hooks, a pegboard is ideal for hanging small pots and pans, as well as utensils. Hang your storage board near your kitchen's prep space and you'll have all your tools at your fingertips.
Pick up a few clear glass apothecary jars or canisters at a garage or estate sale or at a discount store for just a few dollars. Keep them on the countertop to store often-used foods, such as coffee, pasta, rice, or cereal.
Fill in awkward kitchen corners with customized shelves you can make yourself. Cut boards to fit the space, attach shelf brackets to the bottoms, and hang on the wall. Here, two narrow shelves beside the refrigerator and a longer shelf above it maximize the formerly unused space for more storage at a low cost.
Keep your cleaning supplies organized and ready to use with an over-the-door metal caddy like this one. The lower rack is perfect for holding bottles of supplies, while the upper rack keeps sponges and scrubbers at the forefront.
Multiply the capacity of any cabinet when you add storage to the interior side of the door. Six shallow shelves fit neatly between this door and the interior shelf fronts to offer space for single-file lines of little luxuries and kitchen dry goods. Lips on each door shelf keep items from tumbling off.
Keep your eyes peeled for newer or vintage wicker picnic baskets at flea markets or estate sales and use them to stow kitchen gear and keep countertops clear of clutter. Stack baskets in a countertop corner to store linens, dishware, or even stacks of coupons and household papers.
Add more storage to your kitchen for less than $100. An armoire like this one can easily be found at discount stores and home centers. Look for one that has deep drawers, which are perfect for storing linens, dish towels, and baking sheets, and an upper cabinet with a clear door so you can show off and store pretty dishes.
“S” hooks suspended from the ventilation hood above the cooktop make simple, stylish display devices for a collection of shiny copper bowls and other vintage cooking pieces.