When thinking about organisation in a tiny space, think about every angle. Even cupboard doors – they can be used from the inside too. Hang an organiser on the door under the kitchen sink, for spare cleaning supplies & dishcloths, stray shopping bags, and whatever else you have lying around that needs a home!
Organise the cupboards – from top to bottom
Kitchen cupboards are usually inefficient space takers, because often no one utilises their full height. Get a couple of in-cupboard organisers that will allow you to safely stack plates, bowls, chopping boards, pots and pans… whatever you can stack, put it in!
Fridge magnets – but not as you know them
No longer just holiday memorabilia – you can now get magnetic spice racks, shelves, and even kitchen roll holders. If the side of your fridge is next to a counter, this is valuable storage space that shouldn’t go unused!
First things first – sort your knives. Get rid of all the dull and old pieces you don’t use and get yourself a couple of good quality kitchen knives. Then, you can think about storing them – best is a stand that also protects the blades. Alternatively, you can attach a magnetic holder to the wall and hang the knives, on it, plus other metal utensils
Do you have one cupboard full of packets and empty spice jars? Time to organise. Convert any spare wall space into an attractive spice rack, and fill it with well-labelled jars. Convenient, practical, and attractive!
Consider buying some matching containers for other food, too. There are loads of benefits to this: not only does it look good, but if you have matching containers they can be well stacked & organised in your drawers, which saves space. It’s also cleaner, and can be more ecological – consider getting your store cupboard essentials from non-plastic stores, for ultimate green peace of mind!
Keep your fridge tidy
Don’t forget the fridge! In order to ensure your food stays fresher for longer, it’s good to know how to organise it properly in the fridge. Each floor has a slightly different humidity level. Higher humidity, for example, is fine for fruit and vegetables, but not so good for dairy products. It’s also a good idea to use plastic boxes (for cheese, meat products, etc.) and stack them. You will save space and know exactly where everything is.
You can keep your kitchen tidy even if it’s small. We’d argue keeping a small space clean is important – small spaces with lots of clutter tend to feel smaller! Take your time to plan where you want everything, and choose which storage options to buy for your space wisely… then you can keep on top of it easily from now on!