How to Increase Kitchen Storage & Reduce Clutter

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Clutter in the kitchen is a common occurrence. The reason for this is that the kitchen is often used for more than just a place to eat. Kids often do homework in the kitchen and the work gets left in there, the countertops will often be a place where things are rested and not removed. Sometimes there is just not enough kitchen storage space so using the counter tops or even the kitchen table are common occurrences.

Organizing your kitchen can be done with a few simple steps. Optimally this will increase your kitchen storage and reduce the clutter!

How to Increase Kitchen Storage & Reduce Clutter

How to Optimize Kitchen Storage and Reduce Kitchen Clutter

  1. Use Stackable Clear Containers – Use stackable clear containers to store loose soups, dry mixes, tea bags, hot cocoa, and similar items that are stored loose in your cupboards.
  2. Use a Lazy Susan – Invest in a Lazy Susan for your spice bottles, or use a spice rack to eliminate the need for you to move things around in your cupboard to find them. All you will have to do is turn the Lazy Susan to find the item that you need.
  3. Organize Your Pantry Shelf – Stock items in your cupboards according to what the item is. In other words, stock the canned peas on top of the canned peas. Make sure to check the expiry date and make sure to put the newer stock at the back of the cupboard.
  4. Hang Pots and Pans -If you happen to have many pots and pans, hang up the pots and pans that you use the most. A piece of wood with hooks placed between two cupboards will be sufficient for hanging your pots and pans. This will help to eliminate the clutter in your kitchen and free up some of your cupboard space.

The above tips will help to eliminate some of your kitchen clutter. It will also make it easier for you locate the items that you need in a hurry. What solutions do you use for kitchen storage?


  1. says

    My current kitchen storage plan is shove everything in the cupboards haphazardly and hope it doesn’t fall out when I open them again. So I guess I should be looking into some of these ideas!

  2. says

    My husband’s pretty OCD about having everything organized, so our kitchen is in pretty good shape. Everyone always comments on how easy it is to find things in our kitchen.

  3. Anonymous says

    I have always wanted a hanging pot and pan rack too. I bought one once even, and it sat in a cabinet in my kitchen forever until I got rid of it LOL.

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