There are many hidden spaces in the kitchen that we tend to forget about when looking for extra storage. Here is how I organized my kitchen to add a large amount of storage. I hope this helps you get your kitchen organized.
Creating extra storage in your small kitchen
As I always say systems constantly need to be updated. This post is what my storage shelves look like now, a year later.
Thanks to Martha Stewart labels and Target bins, I love the functionality of this system. =) The Previous post from a year ago. I have a beautiful large kitchen but very little cabinet/storage space. Why might you ask? They designed the kitchen with many entries, no pantry, and a small cooking space but a large eating area. While it is fine for a family of two, a family of four is another story. Only two people can cook at once without knocking into each other. Quite annoying! So, you can see, as I am a Professional Organizer, how much this would bother me. So, I had to be creative with my space. Since the kids were little, we rarely used the bar on our peninsula counter because we had a table area 4 feet away from the counter. I decided to make this a storage area. Here is a photo to show my idea!
I used the same type of wicker bins for snacks and dog food and labeled the bins with ribbon and tags! I also added cookbook binders that I often used in this area. I have another wire shelving unit (that you can not see in this photo) that has the recycling paper and plastic bins on it. I gained 31.5 sq. feet of storage! Woo hoo! What ideas have you used to make your kitchen more storage friendly? Love to hear your comments!
Well, there you have it. the extra storage that I added to my kitchen before our kitchen remodel. If you wish to visit my kitchen remodel series, feel free to check out these post below.