Kitchen storage & organisation
The kitchen might be the busiest room in your house, but it needn’t be the most chaotic. We have smart organisation and storage ideas for your kitchen to help make your mealtimes easier and more enjoyable.
Open kitchen storage
Make it easy for everyone to help themselves in the kitchen with an open kitchen storage unit to house your pots and pans or as additional pantry space, these shelves make it easy to spot what you need at a glance.
Put it on display. You don't always have to hide it all away. Put your favourite glassware or dishes on open kitchen shelving, so you can enjoy seeing them every time you are in your kitchen.
Use wall organisers
Free up drawer space and start using kitchen wall organisers for extra storage. Stashing knives on a magnetic knife rack near your food preparation area is more convenient than having them all mixed up in a drawer.
Interior organisers for drawers and cupboards
Close to hand. Keep everything you need to cook in drawers near the hob, and store the most frequently used items right at the top. Keeping everday crockery and glasses next to the dishwasher and sink makes restocking the shelves a much speedier process.
Think about how best to store kitchen items before filling each drawer. Stack pans vertically and lids horizontally so that it’s easy to grab the size you need.
Increase the functionality of old kitchen cabinets by modifying them to make smarter use of space. If your cabinets are short on shelves, add wire baskets and plastic containers to keep the contents neat and well-organised.
Streamline your everyday routines
A drying rack doesn’t have to mean doubling the area the sink occupies. Hanging a rack from the wall saves on space and helps the air get to wet crockery.
Rethink your recycling. Get smart with rubbish and recycling storage. Choose different sizes and shapes of containers to suit different sorts of waste, and save on time spent sorting.
Extra on-the-go space. Add space to your kitchen with a portable kitchen trolley. Use it to store bulky items, or to wheel everything to the dining table in one go, rather than going back and forth.
Make it easier to set the table each day – create a one-stop station of everyday essentials, including crockery, cutlery and napkins.
Use transparent boxes and jars for food storage so that it’s easy to see what and where everything is – and to check what’s running low before you do your food shop.
If your kitchen has deep drawers, use every bit of that height to store jars upright. Save your shallower drawers for items like cutlery or flat tins.
Don't have any space for spice? You don’t need a separate spice rack to store your dried herbs and spices. In fact, they’re best kept in the dark, so a drawer is the perfect spot to keep them.