A few years ago, A British study found that the average woman spends over 2.5 years of her life in the kitchen. Even if you spend less than the usual 8-9 hours a week cooking or preparing food, I bet you still feel like a large chunk of your time is spent roaming the pantry shelves and washing dishes. Because most everyone in your family equally shares your kitchen space, it goes without saying that staying organized is a must. Check out some of our fabulous kitchen hack finds that will motivate you to get your kitchen organized and functional!
1. Use Old Spaghetti Sauce Jars For Storage
Clear containers are great for storing dry goods, but one trip to the Container Store will show you how expensive plastic containers can be! Do you part to upcycle by cleaning out old glass spaghetti jars and using them for pasta and rice. You can even make your own labels and paint the tops so they are uniform. This is a free solution that will give you immediate and organized results!
Be sure to visit RestorationBeauty.com to see a full tutorial on transforming your old spaghetti jars and making your own labels!
2. Magazine Racks To Store Boxed Foils and Wraps
If you’re like me, your kitchen doesn’t have enough storage. Necessary items like foil and plastic wrap take up what precious drawer space I have, and the boxes are always awkwardly shaped. All you need tor rectify this problem is a cheap magazine holder! Simply affix to the inside of a cupboard drawer (make sure it will still close and not obstruct any shelves!) and your boxes will have a new home and still be in reach.
Check out TheWandMakersMother.com for even more kitchen organization ideas, along with design tips!
3. Pan Organizer Rack
Pots and pans are a kitchen must have, but they sure do take up a lot of space. They are also noisy if you are trying to grab one from a stack and can be hard to put away so all your space is maximized. A pan organizer rack will help keep your pans neat, tidy and easy to reach when you need one. This one from Amazon will hold up to 5 and won’t take up much precious space.