8 Organization Hacks for Kitchen Cabinets, Drawers, And Islands
The best way to save time while organizing household items is always looking for new ideas. Recently, I began noticing countless clever ways designers are creating storage on the back of an island, rather than letting that space go to waste. Here are 8 ideas to consider getting the most out of your island. Maximize your kitchen island with these smart ways to carve out more storage and space. Enjoy!
1. Paint the inside door of a cabinet with chalkboard paint. Use it to jot down grocery lists, reminders, and handy measurement conversions.
2. Using mounting strips, attach a sheet of cork to the inside of a cabinet door and use pushpins to tack up recipes, labels, or notes.
3. You can screw small cup hooks inside a cabinet door to hang measuring spoons or cups, making sure it fits when the door is closed. Do this in the cabinets near your food prep or baking area to increase efficiency.
4. Wire pot lid racks can also be used to store bakeware such as cookie sheets and casserole dishes. Place them along the bottom of a cabinet with your bakeware placed on its side. This makes it much easier for you to take exactly what you need without having to continually re-arrange everything.
5. Keep frying pans and griddles in great shape and scratch-free by placing cut-to-size cardboard in between each item when storing. Non-stick cookware is especially easy to scratch so this trick will keep them looking like new.
6. Use a vertical paper sorter to store cutting boards. This makes it a cinch to find the right size without having to dig through a pile of boards.
7. Spear old wine corks on the ends of sharp utensils. This works great with kabob skewers and barbecue forks to ensure you won’t injure yourself when reaching for them.
8. If cleaning products clutter your under-sink area, mount a café-sized curtain rod a quarter of the way down and use it to hang your spray cleaners by the trigger handle. Now you have room for baskets underneath to organize the rest.