Despite its reputation as the heart of the home, the kitchen can often be a nightmare to navigate. We all know the pain of digging around at the back of a corner unit to find the right lid for the saucepan – and it’s never the first one you come across.
In fact, a survey by storage company Caboodle found that two out of three Brits find the amount of clutter in their home stressful and almost three quarters wished they had more storage space.
While a good clear out can help, in the kitchen it can sometimes be difficult to justify – it’s always handy to have spare plates and bowls, after all.
Fortunately, with a few simple tweaks, you can transform jumbled cupboards into easily accessible spaces – and fit more inside too. We’ve rounded up some of the best kitchen storage ideas to help making cooking a stress-free experience.
Immediately double cupboard space by adding a removable shelf. If you have especially deep cupboards, invest in some stackable ones to allow for three or more tiers. An extra shelf can be handy for all cupboards, but especially so for those used for tins and small jars where it can be difficult to see everything you have at once. One of these organisers can stop tins from being lost and forgotten about for months.
Alternatively, if your cupboard isn’t tall enough for an extra shelf, or it’s only narrow, use a tiered organiser to raise up items on the higher levels. This shows off tins and spices at a glance and looks far neater than having them all jumbled together.
Kitchen Organizer Bin For Food Storage
Lazy Susan Organizer for Kitchen Cabinets
Under Shelf Storage Basket, 2-Pack
3-Tier Non-Slip Kitchen Cupboard / Shelf Organiser
Stackable Storage Box with Handles
Set of 2 Shelf Spice Rack Organisers
Pretty much everyone dreads going in this cupboard but there is hope. A metal rack keeps lids and frying pans in check (it’s also handy for chopping boards), so you can keep the rest of the space free for bulky saucepans. Alternatively, a drawer divider can also also useful for separating pans from lids neatly.
If you’re short on space completely, or have a nice selection of pretty Le Creuset you’d like to show off, take these bulky pans out of the cupboards completely and use a standalone organiser instead. We do think this would work better in bigger kitchens, however.
Variera Support for pot and pan lids
5-inch Expandable Deep Drawer Divider
Cabinet Pot Rack Organiser
Over Door Pot & Pan Lid Holde
Glasses and mug cupboards
If you’ve got a lot of different drinkware you’re constantly trying to cram into the same cupboard, again,