5 kitchen hacks to organize & declutter: 2020 Fresh Start - IKEA Hackers

5 kitchen hacks to organize & declutter: 2020 Fresh Start

The kitchen is one of the busiest room in the house and, in many cases, in need of organization hacks.

Getting your kitchen space organized may not be as tough as it seems. So, let’s continue our 2020 Fresh Start series with the kitchen.

Do check out our posts for the entryway and living room too.

Here are a few quick tips and kitchen organization hacks for your kitchen and pantry.

#1 Fit in a movable kitchen island

A movable island is useful in so many ways — as an extra counter top, to store pots and pans and to serve from. This one from Jen ticks all the boxes. She topped the KALLAX 2×2 unit with LAMPLIG chopping boards.

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Credit: Jen Lou Meredith

No space for an island? Here’s a mini version using LACK side tables which you can easily push to the side when you want it out of the way.

kitchen organization hacks

See more hacks for kitchen islands and carts.

#2 Organize your pantry

Some IKEA storage solutions work excellently as pantry units. Like the STUVA, fitted with a few GRUNDLIG drawers or baskets. Being able to see through the baskets is helpful in checking your inventory.

See another version of the STUVA pantry here.

STUVA pantry

The shallower PAX is also great for use in the pantry too.

If space is limited, a tall skinny BILLY works just as well.

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Credit: Feeling Nifty

#3 Maximize unused space

Make use of gaps and excess space to store small items. Make a rolling cart from BEKVÄM spice racks to fit into the refrigerator gap.

slim refrigerator storage

Don’t miss out the gap at the end of your kitchen counter, if any. This hacker used the GRUNDTAL shelf to store wine bottles and herbs. (The GRUNDTAL is unavailable in some countries, so consider using the KUNGSFORS system instead.)

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#4 Make use of wall space

Sort out your sauces and spices with picture ledges like the MOSSLANDA or the bamboo version called MÅLERÅS. Add a rail below to hang your utensils.

RIBBA picture ledge spice rack

Add another ledge if you have lots of spices. Label RAJTAN spice racks to keep them organized.

RIBBA picture ledge spice rack

Source: House Beautiful

#5 Declutter under the sink

Hard to access the cleaning materials under the sink? Make a turntable from a SNUDDA lazy susan and tray for your cleaning agents.

kitchen organization hacks

Use the KNUFF magazine holder as door bins to hold bottles, boxes of cling wrap, foil, etc against the kitchen cabinet doors.

kitchen organization hacks

Increase the functionality of old kitchen cabinets by modifying them to make smarter use of space. If your cabinets are short on shelves, add wire baskets and plastic containers to keep the contents neat and well-organised.

kitchen organization hacks

Source: IKEA.com

What are your hacks for quick kitchen organization?

What other hacks and ideas do you have for kitchen organization? Do you have a go-to tip you can share with our readers?

Hope you’re inspired to reorganize your kitchen this weekend.

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