13 amazing organization tips to squeeze that extra storage out of your kitchen

Magic takes place in the kitchen. Families gather around the dinner table to enjoy the delicacies created there. Sometimes, though, creating the magic becomes very difficult when trying to locate utensils that are hidden in the backs of drawers. Cluttered countertops can take away some of the magic as well.

Fortunately, though, a number of people have come up with great ways to contain clutter and organize small items so that they can be easily found. Simply applying a little bit of order removes the chaos and brings the magic back. The ideas below can help “free up” space in your kitchen and restore order.

1. Tray organizer

Placing utensils in empty tins keeps the utensils from getting lost in drawers. This also makes great use of vertical space that would otherwise go unused. Using baskets to gather various tins and small containers in one area helps to organize countertops as well.

Need a tray organizer like the one above? Similar one here. A super chic one is here.

2. A file organizer to keep foil, plastic wrap, and others under control. 

Attaching a file organizer to the inside of a cabinet door makes a great place to store foil, plastic wrap and wax paper. This makes use of otherwise wasted space and frees up more cabinet space.

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Available for purchase here.

3. Baskets add space to small kitchens, by My Perfect Nest. 

Often times, the ends of cabinets go unused. Attaching shelves to either the cabinets or walls gives additional space to place baskets or containers for sundry kitchen items.

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Interested in purchasing a basket? A similar one is here. Another here. Smaller version here.

4. Decorate, save space and organize with this serving plates display by Oliver and Rust. 

Another use for the cabinet end is building custom shelving to hold plates and platters. With these on the outside of the cupboard, the inside can be put to use housing other items.

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