8 budget friendly small kitchen organization tips to help you re-decorate and organize on a budget.
Wanting to re-decorate and organize when you’re stuck on a tight budget can really suck.
But thankfully, it doesn’t always have to suck. If you are willing to get creative and think outside the box when it comes to organizing your kitchen you will be able to achieve a lot more than you realize.
Just because you’re not able to spend loads of money on special racks, containers, and shelving for your kitchen doesn’t mean that you can’t do something to tidy up the mess.
There are several budget-friendly ways to organize a kitchen, and we are going to go through them below.
First, why should you even organize your kitchen? As long as you know where everything goes, it shouldn’t matter if it’s a mess, right?
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Did you know that an organized kitchen will save you time AND money?! I’m sure when you think of saving money the first thing that pops into your mind ISN’T a tidy kitchen.
Keeping your kitchen organized will indeed save you money. When your kitchen is unorganized and messy it’s so easy to forget where things are.
You may have several cans of tomato soup in different cupboards around your kitchen and pantry without realizing it, but when you need tomato soup you have to go out and buy more because you can’t find the ones that you already have.
Keeping your kitchen and pantry organized will eliminate circumstances like that because you will know exactly where you keep your soup and exactly how many you have so you don’t have to go out and waste money on more.
Or, if you need plastic storage containers but can’t seem to find any of yours even though you were sure you had a couple different ones kicking around. So what do you do? Go out and buy more storage containers because you can’t find the ones you already have.
Keeping your kitchen organized will also cut down the time spent meal prepping. When you have everything laid out neatly and don’t have to spend time searching for a specific ingredient or food container you will be able to have your meals prepped and ready in little time.
So, organizing your kitchen isn’t just to keep things looking neat and tidy, it also helps you save time in the kitchen and save money – and who doesn’t like to save money?!
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8 budget friendly small kitchen organization tips
1. ROTATE YOUR STOCK
Rotating your food stock in your pantry, fridge, and freezer is a good way to keep things fresh and ensure you use up the old stuff before it goes bad. If you buy a dozen of eggs and still have some at home, be sure to put the old eggs on top so they get used up first.
Continually bring the cans of older food forward and put the newer stuff to the back, organize your food by expiry date.
2. USE MAGAZINE HOLDERS
Use magazine holders to organize your tin foil, cling wrap, wax paper, and parchment paper. If you don’t have room in a drawer or cupboard to store all these boxes just stand them on end in a magazine holder to keep them all together, neatly organized, and easily accessible.
Using magazine holders is a very affordable option, especially if you already have some laying around your house, but if you don’t – an affordable mesh magazine holder like this one would work perfectly for the job.
Or, if you want to free up floor space and hide all these kitchen wraps inside a cupboard door, this door mount organizer is perfect for the job.
3. UTILIZE YOUR CUPBOARD SPACE
If you have a small kitchen I’m sure you can relate – your cupboards are just so full of stuff there’s no room to store anything else in there. But what if there was room?
There’s an entire cupboard door!
Install hooks (these command hooks are perfect for this) onto the inside of your cupboard door to easily hang cooking utensils and/or measuring cups and spoons to keep them out of the way and organized.
Purchase a small basket to slide into your cupboards and/or drawers to store loose items (utensils, chopsticks, kids utensils, pens, scissors, knives, etc) neatly together rather than having them mixed up and everywhere in a drawer.
4. OVER THE DOOR GARBAGE BAG ROLL HOLDER
An over the door garbage bag roll holder (should also work for paper towel rolls) is a good way to again utilize the insides of your cupboard doors and free up more space inside your cupboards.
This holder securely slips over the top of your cupboard door so you don’t need to worry about screwing anything in and leaving holes in your cupboards.
5. UNDER THE CUPBOARD HOOKS
Using hooks to hang things under your cupboards will free up a lot of cupboard, drawer and counter space. These hooks can be used to hang dishes to dry or to store mugs or cooking utensils.
6. MAGAZINE RACKS
Just like magazine holders can be used in the kitchen, larger magazine racks come in handy for storing cookie sheets, muffin tins and/or cutting boards.
Place the magazine rack against a wall, at the end of an island, or in your pantry to keep it out of the way but easy to get at. Just be sure that your cookie sheets aren’t too big so the whole rack doesn’t topple over.
7. OVER THE CUPBOARD DOOR BASKET
Organize your kitchen cleaners, cutting boards, and more with an over-the-door hanging basket.
Keep all your knick-knacks neatly in one place so you always know where they are by using a space-saving hanging basket like this one.
8. USE A LAZY SUSAN
Using a lazy susan is such an easy way to easily access your stuff with a quick spin. You can use this lazy susan to organize loose food in your cupboard or use it to store all your spices together.
Thankfully organizing your kitchen doesn’t have to break the bank (if fact, if you’re crafty and good with your hands you could make many of these storage units at home yourself!) and it will save you so much time and money in the future.
I thrive on having an organized kitchen and pantry. Anytime it becomes a mess and I can’t find what I need because I don’t know where it is, I know it’s time to reorganize and go through my stuff again.
Living in a small kitchen isn’t always easy, but with a few of these storage tips, it is possible to keep everything neat and tidy.
Do you enjoy organizing your kitchen? What is the best kitchen organization tool that you use?
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