Eight kitchen storage ideas

There are plenty of clever ways to save space in the kitchen and give you better access to the things you need. If you need to declutter your kitchen and make it a more functional space, try these simple kitchen storage ideas.

Pull-out baskets

The Kaboodle range of pull-out baskets are super easy to install and come in different sizes to suit the smallest cabinet drawers or your entire pantry. Find out how easy it is to install pantry pull-out baskets. You can also keep rubbish out of sight with pull-out bins or even install a pull-out chopping board above the bin to easily dispose of your scraps. 
A pull out kitchen basket

Drawer dividers

Drawer dividers are a great way to declutter your cutlery. Or if have a drawer full of utensils you can install dowel pegs upright inside your drawers, which can be moved around to suit different sizes. A great way to avoid hunting through a jumble of metal every time you need a particular pot or pan is to keep them in separate and stored in categories.

A kitchen drawer with a drawer divider

Magnetic knife holders

Magnetic strips are a brilliant way to keep your knives and utensils in easy reach. Make the most of your kitchen space by sticking them on a wall or splashback above your benchtop. You can also hide them inside doors or cabinet walls.

Kitchen storage cabinets

If you’ve got a spare wall or two in your kitchen then make the most of it by mounting some extra cabinets or shelves. You can even leave the doors off your cabinets to show off cookbooks or decorative plates, bowls and cups. The Kaboodle Kitchen range of melamine shelving is lightweight, easy to install and looks great in any space. 

A kitchen pantry with different sized containors holding various kitchen ingredients

Keep it contained

Storing food in airtight containers is a great way to keep it fresh and safe from pests. It’s also a good idea to label and stack them neatly on top of each other to fit more into smaller spaces. 

You can avoid rummaging around for larger items like chopping boards or trays by storing them in a storage basket or two. You can even use some old decorative tins or glass bottles to keep all your utensils and supplies.

 

Door hooks and racks

Your doors can actually double as handy space savers. Suspending some racks on the inside of cabinet doors is a great way to store condiments, jars and spices. Try putting in some hooks to hang your utensils, pans or chopping boards. You can even add rails, racks or hooks to the inside of your kitchen door. Leave it wide open up against your kitchen wall and you’ve got yourself another pantry space.

The inside of a kitchen cupboard with hooks for cleaning appliances

Think outside the box

You don’t just have to use traditional kitchen storage solutions. Re-purposing other household items can work just as well and serve as an interesting design feature.

Office organisers like document trays or a file rack are a great way to store your dishes. While a toolbox can make a handy utensil holder.

You can even install a sliding trouser rack under your benchtop as a makeshift utensil drawer. A tool pegboard and hooks, that you’d ordinarily use in the garage, is perfect for hanging knives, utensils, pots or pans.

 

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You’ll find everything you need to save space in your kitchen at your local Bunnings. Check out the range in-store or online.

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