10 Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas To Clean Up Your Space

by Friday, June 17, 2022

Aside from your personal storage, kitchen storage ideas are some of the most important things to consider at home. A messy kitchen isn’t conducive to great cooking at all! Most people overlook the value of having smart, efficient kitchen storage ideas—but if you’re a serious cook or you’re in this for the long haul, you know a well-designed kitchen starts with a clean space filled with smart kitchen storage ideas. Read on to get ideas and inspiration to use in your own kitchen!

Kitchen Storage Ideas You Need In Your Home Right Now

You may think kitchen storage ideas are some of the least glamorous part of designing and decorating your home, but it actually flexes your creative muscles the most! I always have so much fun figuring out how to fix my kitchen storage in an aesthetically-pleasing way. But if you’re lost and overwhelmed by all the kitchen storage ideas you’re seeing, I’m here to help! I’ve put together 10 essential (and ingenious!) kitchen storage ideas you should definitely try out in your own home.


1. A Dish Pantry

A Dish Pantry | Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas To Clean Up Your Space

image via Heather Bullard

You’ve got a pantry for your food, and you should also have a pantry for your dishes! Putting your dishes behind closed doors (instead of a dish rack) is useful if you don’t always have time to clean up but need your kitchen to look clean and presentable. Have one level for each type of dish—plates, tea dishes, serving things, and cups and glasses!


2. Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are everywhere, even in the kitchen. They’re great ways to keep your spices and ingredients off the kitchen counter and in their proper place. It kind of looks like decor as well, don’t you think?


3. Floating Wire Baskets

Floating Wire Baskets | Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas To Clean Up Your Space

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I can’t stress how useful I found having a wire basket above the sink is. I store my washing things there, I let wet dishes dry sometimes—it’s one of those multi-purpose kitchen storage ideas I recommend to all my friends.


4. Railings

Railings | Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas To Clean Up Your Space

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If you need even more space by the kitchen sink, consider installing a railing! You can purchase hooks or even baskets specially made for this purpose to maximize your kitchen space even more.


5. Utilized Corners

Whether your kitchen is big or small, every corner matters. So why not install shelves in awkward corners you’re not using? This kitchen has a corner shelf on the island for decor and magazines, and more shelves by the counter.


6. Hooks Under Shelves

Hooks are the unsung heroes of kitchen storage ideas, I tell you. If you already have floating shelves in your kitchen, take them on stop further by installing hooks underneath! They’re the perfect place to display all your cute mugs.


7. Drop Zones

Drop Zones | Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas To Clean Up Your Space

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We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, especially if we’re working. Sometimes the kitchen is the only part of the house you see until you get back home from work! So a drop zone with a charging hub could be very useful to store and charge your gadgets while you have breakfast or dinner.


8. Under The Cabinets

Under The Cabinets | Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas To Clean Up Your Space

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Kitchen storage ideas aren’t always obvious—sometimes you have to make use of corners and surfaces underneath. You can even install a shallow shelf under your cabinets to store knives and cutlery!


9. Slide Out Tables

This looks so useful, I want a slide out table now! It’s ideal for small spaces, of if you have kids who love to cook and need a lower table to match their height.


10. Food Dispensers

Food Dispensers | Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas To Clean Up Your Space

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Plates and silverware aren’t the only things you need to store in your kitchen. Invest in quality food dispensers and you won’t just keep your kitchen organized, you’ll keep it clean as well! Clear dispensers also make it so much easier to know when to restock.



Watch this video for creative kitchen storage ideas you can try :


I told you, creativity is needed for smart kitchen storage ideas! You need to know how to make the most of your space, and how to cater to your cooking and practical needs in the kitchen. I hope these kitchen storage ideas helped you as much as they help me at home every single day!


Which kitchen storage ideas will you be using at home? Share them with me in the comments below!


Now that you’ve got your kitchen storage ideas, it’s time to decorate! These dining room remodeling ideas are so chic!


Featured Image via Ikea

Originally posted on December 30, 2016 @ 3:42 PM

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