The kitchen is the heart of the home. But it can be difficult to use your kitchen if you can’t find anything. That is where kitchen storage comes in. Kitchen storage comes in a wide range of forms, from large racks meant to go in pantries, to smaller cabinet organizational systems that can help make sure your cans and cooking utensils are readily accessible. Things like over-the-door hangers, drawer organizers, and other forms of kitchen organization can help reduce the clutter in your kitchen, so you can go back to cooking with style.
Kitchen storage is both made to be functional and design-friendly. From minimalistic wire shelf organizers to wooden tool racks, kitchen storage comes in a wide range of styles, designs, and functions. Your kitchen is a veritable hive of activity in your home and making sure that everything you need is easy to access will help make sure you spend less time scrambling to find the right ingredient and more time enjoying your meals.
Here are some of the most common forms of kitchen storage, and what types you should expect to find within the categories given. Keep in mind, like with any furniture, kitchen storage run the gamut from large shelves to small household items, so it’s always a good idea to do your research on what will work best for you before making a purchase.
From free rolling cans to boxes that just don’t quite fit, cabinet organizers can be a lifesaver for the busy cook. Cabinet organizers are made to upgrade your cabinets and shelves so that you can find what you’re looking for in no time at all. The available types of cabinet storage vary depending on what you are looking to organize. If you find yourself using a lot of canned goods, a can storage rack can help you save space and reduce the amount of shuffling you have to do to find the last can of beans for your chili. Most can storage racks are turned on their side so that you can see the labels without having to dig around. If your spice cabinet looks more like an open-air market, investing in a rotating spice rack or a pull-out spice rack can help you reduce the clutter while still adding pizzazz to your meals.
Cabinet storage can also include hanging storage racks for tools, supplies, and anything else you may need, as well as extra shelving to help make better use of the available cabinet space. Nothing is more frustrating than having too little space for your supplies and making sure that your cabinets have the right storage system installed in them can save you from having to play condiment Tetris every time you go shopping.
Pantry shelving can help make sure that you never find yourself overwhelmed while looking for the perfect ingredient. Not only can pantry shelving help you organize dry goods, and any other foodstuffs you may store in your pantry, they can also help you organize your cooking tools. Making sure you take advantage of all of the pantry space available in your home will help your kitchen feel less cramped, and can even open up other storage opportunities that you weren’t aware of before. Wall mounted storage for kitchen tools, cooking pans, and even mops and brooms can all help reduce the overall mess in your home and help you be able to relax.
When shopping for pantry storage, it is always best to remember to write down the measurements of your pantry. Pantry shelving comes in all different sizes, so you are sure to find one that fits your needs, but making sure to think ahead can help save you time and frustration so you don’t bring the wrong shelf home. It is also a good idea to measure any shelving section additions (such as can organizers) before purchasing them to make sure they will fit comfortably in your pantry.
Anyone who has had to try and catch items falling out of their fridge whenever they open the door understands the importance of good organization. While making sure your fridge or freezer is properly organized can seem like a daunting task, with help from the right kitchen storage you can go from cursing that stray bottle of mayonnaise to smiling at your own ingenuity. Refrigerator storage systems include egg holders, soda bottle holders, and additional storage dividers for your fridge. These are designed to fit within the smaller shelves of your refrigerator, so you don’t end up losing any space in the long run. Just like when investing in pantry storage, it is important to make note of your refrigerator’s measurements to make sure that you are not buying the wrong size storage items.
Here is a YouTube video that shares a few kitchen storage ideas that are easy to implement:
Whether you are looking to spice up your spice rack or reorganize your ramen, kitchen storage systems can help free up space in your kitchen and can help your home feel cleaner and more organized. It can also help you save money, as less produce will get lost in the back of your refrigerator or cabinets, so you will end up throwing out less food. Make sure to do your research to find the right kitchen storage products for you.