Welcome to my blog on how to make the most of your small kitchen space! My name is Lily, and I have lived in a small apartment with a small kitchen for years. Trust me, I know how frustrating it can be when you don’t have enough space to store everything. But don’t worry, I’ve got some tips and tricks up my sleeve that will help you maximize your storage space. Let’s get started!

Declutter Your Kitchen 🧹

First things first, before you start strategizing ways to maximize your kitchen storage, you should take some time to declutter and get rid of anything that is taking up unnecessary space. Take a good look at your kitchen tools, equipment, appliances, and pantry items, and think about what you use frequently versus what you rarely use. Try to donate or sell items that you haven’t used in a while, and consolidate multiples of the same item. Less clutter means more space!

Hands holding a trash bag, throwing things away in a trash bin.

Use Your Wall Space 🧱

When floor space is limited, utilize your wall space to increase storage. Install floating shelves, a pegboard, or a hanging pot rack to free up counter and cabinet space. You can also mount magnetic strips to hold your knives or other metal utensils. By going vertical, you can keep your kitchen essentials within reach without sacrificing space.

A pegboard mounted on a kitchen wall, displaying kitchen tools of different sizes.

Make Use of Cabinet Doors 🚪

Don’t forget about the space on the inside of your cabinet doors! You can install racks, hooks, or baskets to hold spices, cutting boards, or cleaning supplies. This will free up shelf space and make it easier to find the items you need.

Spice racks installed on the inside of a cabinet door.

Invest in Space-Saving Appliances 🌪

When you have a small kitchen, every inch counts. Consider investing in multi-purpose appliances that will save you space. For example, you can get a toaster oven with a built-in air fryer or a blender that can also work as a food processor. You can also get collapsible or stackable cookware to save space in your cabinets.

A toaster oven with a built-in air fryer, saving space by combining two appliances.

Use Drawer Dividers 🗂

Drawers can become a black hole of loose utensils and tools if not organized properly. To keep everything in its place, use drawer dividers. These can be purchased or made from materials like cardboard or acrylic. By organizing your drawers, you can easily find what you need and avoid clutter.

A drawer with built-in dividers organizing utensils and tools.

Hang Your Cleaning Supplies 🧼

Cleaning supplies can take up a lot of space under the sink, but you can free up that space by hanging your cleaning supplies. Install a tension rod or hooks on the inside of a cabinet door to hang your spray bottles or brushes. This will make it easier to find what you need and avoid digging through a mess.

A tension rod installed on the inside of a cleaning supply cabinet, holding cleaning tools of different sizes.

With these tips and tricks, you’re on your way to maximizing your small kitchen storage space! Remember to declutter first, utilize your vertical space, make use of cabinet doors, invest in space-saving appliances, organize your drawers and hang your cleaning supplies. Happy organizing!

A kitchen organized with the tips in this blog, showing a clean and tidy workspace.