Appliance storage ideas
Baking sheet storage
There are two options for storing baking sheets.
1. If you have enough height in your lower kitchen cabinets, store them upright. This means store them on their side to maximize space in your cabinet or pantry. A few options:
2. You can also store them on top of each other in the pantry which will make them harder to retrieve, but easier to put away.
Canned good storage options
Storing casserole dishes
Hands down the best way to store these heavy items is in the lower kitchen cabinets. You can either nest them together with the pot lids removed, or you can store them with the lids on lined up next to each other.The third option is to use roll-out storage. This makes it easier to grab an individual dish because you can visualize the entire cabinet drawer.
How to store colanders
- I nest them together in the same cabinet as my cutting boards, right under the drawer where I store knives.
Storing your Cookbooks
Sort your cookbooks into two piles: frequently used and rarely used. Store the frequently used cookbooks on a kitchen shelf or in a cabinet so you can easily retrieve them. The others can go on a bookcase outside of the kitchen. Just make sure you know where they are, meaning, keep cookbooks together so you're not hunting and pecking for them when it's time to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Related: How to Organize Your Book Collection
Corral and store cooking tools
Spatulas, tongs, slotted spoons -- these should be stored very close to the stove in an upright, topless container. That sounds more complicated than it needs to be: Put them in a jar or similar (like the image to the left), on the counter top, near the stove, so you can easily grab them. Here are some options:
Tip: Consider getting a dishwasher safe container so you can throw it in the dishwasher once a week.
Coupon organization and storage
Two things to look for in a coupon organizer: one, make sure it's functional enough to use in the kitchen (i.e. when you're clipping coupons, it's easy to slip the coupons into and has a pockets for built-in organization), and make sure it's light enough to travel well (since you'll be using coupons outside of your home).Try this simple 13 Pocket Coupon Organizer