The household kitchen is one of the hardest rooms to manage in the entire house. It’s filled with kitchen tools, ingredients, spices, and other commodities that can easily get mixed up and disorganize the entire area. Unfortunately, it is also one of the rooms in the house wherein organization is of utmost importance. Otherwise, how will you quickly and efficiently accomplish your cooking tasks? A messy kitchen can lead to cooking disasters— say if you grabbed the wrong spice or if the kitchen counter is too full to accommodate a steaming hot pan. If you want to avoid more of these kitchen mishaps, know that there are a lot of simple, creative, and clever ways you can make your kitchen more fitting for its job. It won’t even cost much and you can do it by yourself. Here are some DIY kitchen organization and storage ideas that will surely inspire you to step-up your kitchen game.
1. Mason Jar Food Storage
The versatility of Mason jars knows no limit, even in your kitchen. Instead of the traditional cardboard boxes and plastic bags you use to store cereals, pasta, snacks, and other dry goods, replace them with a Mason jar. This way, you can store all your dry goods-filled Mason jars in one place to avoid clutter while keeping your foods fresh in the airtight jar.
2. Closet Rack Kitchen Cabinet Organizer
If your canned goods are taking up too much space in your cabinets, there’s an easy way to store them more efficiently. You can replace one of the shelves in your kitchen cabinet with a closet rack. Just trim the rack to the length of your cabinet with a hacksaw then screw it on. Now you won’t have difficulty accessing your canned goods and you can easily check your inventory.
3. Tin Can Tool Holder
You don’t have to dig around the kitchen drawer for that spatula anymore. For all those messy kitchen tools, keep them upright and easily accessible by repurposing a tin can into a kitchen tool holder. You can even repaint or design the tin can first to make it fit your kitchen’s theme. Mount the tin can on the wall to keep it from toppling over.
4. Towel Bar Lid Rack
Pots will take up the least space if they’re nested but that leaves their lids with nowhere to go. As a solution, install one or two towel racks inside the pantry door. This way, you can hang the lids by their holder and nest the pots to minimize space usage. Make sure you use a simple towel rack that isn’t bulky to keep the lids from falling off and so it fits properly on your pantry door.
5. Wine Crate Drawer
Drawers are essential for proper storage and effective organization. However, some of the most elegant-looking countertops don’t come with drawers. You can improvise some with old wine crates or any wooden crates you have at home. The best part is that it keeps the countertop looking great and even adds a vintage touch. Add some handles to the crates to make it more fitting for its job.
6. Pegboard Organizer and Storage
You can store and organize pots, kitchen tools, and commodities, even the wide-sized ones, in pegboards. They’re cheap, easy to install, and comes with a variety of sizes. Just attach a pegboard to any wall in your kitchen, add some hooks, and hang whatever you want to it.
7. Pegboard Dish Drawer
Another great way to use pegboards is by using it to organize dishes in a drawer. Just clear out one of your kitchen drawers and fit a pegboard inside it. Pile up your dishes and place it on top of the board. Then, keep it in place by fitting some wooden pegs around the dish. This way, your dishes are secure and take up less space.