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How to Create Additional Storage Space in a Small Kitchen
May 2, 2016 | By Kimberley Reyes

Are you struggling to fit all your cooking and baking tools and appliances in your small kitchen? For many families, including mine, who opted to live in a condominium instead of a bigger house, small kitchen space is usually an issue. However, this doesn’t mean you have to start scouting for a new home!


Here are some kitchen storage hacks that can create more space in your kitchen:


 


1. Clean up the clutter around your sink by purchasing an elevated soap dish rack. This way, you can put all your dishwashing tools on the rack and keep the space below and around it open.


2. Make use of peg boards to hang your cooking pans, tools and accessories. No space for your pans? Small kitchens don’t have a lot of storage space, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to let go of all your cooking tools. When it comes to small kitchen spaces, the best way to go is vertical. Use a nice peg board to hang all your cooking tools from.



3.
Use a kitchen cart that doubles as storage and additional counter space. A kitchen cart is a genius way to add more storage space to your kitchen. Plus, when you have guests, you can use it as a bar cart!


4. Utilize the space under your sink. You most likely have a cabinet under your sink. Instead of just stacking everything up there, use baskets to store together like items. Your under-the-sink-storage will be more organized and you don’t have to take everything out when you’re looking for something.


5. Hang your trash bags in rollers under the sink. No idea where you can store your trash bags? Use a roller, stick it on the wall of the cabinet under your sink and hang the trash bags there!


6. Maximize your kitchen drawers by creating compartments. Declutter your drawers and create more space by using compartmentalized dividers. This will not just add more space and make your drawers look more organized, but it will be easier for you to find tools you need.



7.
Install a floating shelf. Do you have space above your kitchen window? Have a floating shelf installed on top of your window to house items that you don’t use very often or decorative items like indoor plants.


Small kitchen space doesn’t have to push you to start looking for a bigger home. With the right storage, you will be able to create more space to house all your tools.


 

Kimberley Reyes is the bloggy mommy behind www.momonduty.com, a family and lifestyle blog about homemaking, parenthood and working from home.

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