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    How to Maximize Storage Space in your Kitchen

    Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in a home. It is where we prepare meals, eat and entertain guests. As such, it can get cluttered very quickly. Here are some tips on how to maximize the storage space in your kitchen:

    1. Use your wall space

    Kitchens are one of the easiest rooms in a home to create or find additional storage space for. Most kitchens have at least two walls that will provide extra storage.

    2. Utilize under-the-sink storage

    Most kitchens have an under-the-sink area that is unfinished. Using a few storage containers on the back of this area will maximize space. Make sure to use clear, stackable ones that can be easily seen and accessed.

    3. Use pull out drawers

    Pull-out drawers are great at keeping your counter space clear and organized. Most kitchens have either an empty space underneath or cabinets with unused space in between. Utilizing this space by adding pull-out drawers will keep your kitchen organized and looking tidy.

    4. Utilize your pantry space

    A pantry is a place for food storage and can also double as a storage area. By adding shelves and racks, you can store pots, pans, plates, and small appliances.

    5. Maximize cabinets

    Kitchens usually have upper and lower cabinets. There is an empty space between them that can be utilized by adding some storage racks or baskets.

    6. Utilize the back of cabinets

    The backs of kitchen cabinets are usually empty. This is a good space to add shelves and racks as well.

    7. Group like items together

    For example, place all your plates in one cabinet and cooking utensils in another. This way, you can find them easier.

    8. Utilize corners

    In a kitchen, there are normally several nooks and crannies that are not being utilized or are being underutilized. These areas can be utilized by installing additional racks and baskets in them.

    9. Utilize your pantry

    Storing some of your kitchen’s items in the pantry is another way to maximize storage space. A good rule of thumb is to store items that are used less often in the pantry and those that you use more often on the counter.

    10. Keep your counters clear

    The counter is usually the first place that gets cluttered, so it’s important to keep them as clear as possible. Only have appliances and items out that you use daily.

     

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