- Cabinet Door Storage Ideas – Organization Tricks for Cabinets
- 18 Inspiring Inside-Cabinet Door Storage Ideas
- 38 Unique Kitchen Storage Ideas – Easy Storage Solutions for Kitchens
- 7 Organization Hacks for RV Kitchen Cabinets
- 1. Utilize cabinet doors as storage
- 2. Don’t waste the space at the top of a cabinet
- 3. Use deli containers as food storage
- 4. Install a slide out cabinet rack for hard-to-reach areas
- 5. Use tension rods to hold things in place during travel
- 6. Store pans, baking sheets, and plates vertically
- 7. Add extra shelving
- Maximize your cabinet space with these 16 storage ideas
- Kitchen Organization: Ideas for the Inside of the Cabinet Doors – Jenna Burger Design LLC
- 10 Affordable Storage Solutions to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinet Door Storage Ideas – Organization Tricks for Cabinets
If you've stuffed your cabinets to capacity, keep going: The back of the doors are just as useful when it comes to organizing the kitchen, bathroom and other spaces in your home.
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Corral Cutting Boards
When not in use, these chopping essentials tend to topple over in cabinets or take up tons of space on the counter. This blogger hung a wire rack on the inside of an otherwise unused cabinet door to keep hers the way.
See more at That's What Che Said »
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All you need is a PVC pipe, command hooks and a drill to make toothbrush holders that safely tuck away when not in use. Bonus: You'll never accidentally knock your brush onto the floor again.
See more at Crafting in the Rain »
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Hang Hair Tools
No matter how securely you think you wrapped cords on your curling iron, if you're us, they always come undone on the counter. But this clever wrap turns cords into a hook and won't come unraveled.
See more at Cosmopolitan »
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Hide Cleaning Bottles
What used to be a towel rack for your bathroom door is actually the ultimate spray bottle holder under your kitchen sink.
See more at Home Road »
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Wrangle the Wraps
Plastic wrap and foil are essential when it comes to leftovers, which is why it's easiest when they're within arm's reach. This magazine holder fits four boxes snuggly so you can keep your entire collection on one cabinet door.
See more at The Wandmaker's Mother »
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Simplify Baking Essentials
Not only does this door make it easy to find all your measuring cups when you're whipping up last-minute treats, but the chalkboard keeps conversions at-the-ready (see ya, calculator).
See more at Tidbits From the Tremaynes »
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Stash Plastic Bags
Why is it that whenever you need a bag for a last-minute lunch or wet bathing suit, there's never one in sight? Stuff them in an empty tissue box on the back of a cabinet door so you're never left hunting one down again.
See more at Polished Habitat »
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Organize Storage Containers
Raise your hand if you always lose the lids to these tubs. Us too. That's why we love this blogger's trick, which involves storing the containers with their lids in a space that would otherwise go to waste.
See more at Organize with Sandy »
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Set Up a Nail Station
Remover: check. Polish: check. This wire rack holds everything you need to give yourself an at-home manicure on a Sunday night. Ahhh.
See more at Hi Sugarplum »
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Store Your Spice Collection
If you don't have enough space to devote an entire drawer to this collection, try this blogger's trick and mount your rack inside a cabinet door.
See more at Jenna Burger »
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Unroll Your Wrap
Sometimes, you only have one clean hand left to unroll a piece of foil. For life's messiest moments, you need these dispensers that are mounted inside your cabinet. Even better: Hang it near the place you most-frequently tackle leftovers.
See more at I Heart Organizing »
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Put a Lid on It
Watch your toes! If your pot lids always end up tumbling onto your feet as you navigate your cabinets, use a towel rack to secure these saucers until you decide you need one.
See more at Apartment Apothecary »
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Collect Bobby Pins
If you're tired of losing these little pins as soon as you take them your hair (*raises hand*), stick them to a strip of magnet as soon as you take them out.
See more at Infarrantly Creative »
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Hang Your Blow Dryer
Even though hair dryers are a necessary evil for most women's hairstyles, they're the definition of clunky. This basket collects the tool and its cord so you don't have to.
See more at A Bowl Full of Lemons »
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Hide Cleaning Tools
Face it: Fly swatters and plastic gloves aren't exactly the prettiest things in your home. Instead of keeping them out and about, this smart organization idea hides them when they're not in use.
See more at Polished Habitat »
18 Inspiring Inside-Cabinet Door Storage Ideas
To store cutting boards, mount a rack on a cabinet door. Use a sheet of 1/4-in.-thick acrylic plastic; plywood would also work.
You can cut acrylic with a table saw or circular saw as long as you cut slowly. Knock off the sharp edges with sandpaper. Round the lower corners with a belt sander. For spacers, use No.
14-8 crimp sleeves (in the electrical aisle at home centers), or any type of tube or even blocks of wood would work.
Family HandymanYou can size this knife rack to suit any cabinet door and any number of knives for kitchen cabinet storage. To build this cutting board with storage, you just need a table saw and wood scraps. Run the scraps across the saw on edge to cut kerfs. Adjust the blade height to suit the width of the knife blades. You have to remove the saw's blade guard for these cuts, so be extra careful. Also cut a thin strip to act as an end cap. Glue and clamp the kerfed scraps together and sand the knife rack until the joints are flush. To mount it, use two 1-1/4-in. screws and finish washers. Family Handyman
What's hiding under your kitchen sink? If the space under your sink is anything ours, it's an overcrowded jumble of cleaning supplies, sponges and plastic bags. Here's a great way to store these items right on the door of the sink cabinet.
Cut a plastic storage tub in half with a utility knife and screw it to the inside of the cabinet door through the plastic lip at the top of the tub.
Just make sure you position it so you can shut the cabinet door when all your bags and other supplies are in the bin.
The back of a door that opens into a utility room or closet makes a handy hanging space. The trouble is that most doors don't offer a good mounting surface for hardware. The solution is to screw a piece of 3/4-in. plywood to the back of the door. Add construction adhesive for hollow-core doors. Cut the plywood 3 or 4 in. shy of the door edges to avoid conflicts with the doorknob or hinges. Now you can mount as many hooks, magnets and other storage gizmos as you . Want more behind the door storage? Check out these inside-cabinet door storage ideas. Family HandymanIf you don't have radiators, finding a good spot to dry wet hats and mittens can be tough. Tossing them into a plastic bin gets them the way, but they never dry and it's no fun putting on damp mittens in the morning. This simple back-of-the-door glove and cap rack allows wet things to dry and keeps easily misplaced items organized. Just string clothespins on aluminum wire (it won't rust) and stretch it between screw eyes on the back of a closet door. This also works great out in the garage for drying garden and work gloves. Make your own mitten drying rack with these inspirational ideas. Family HandymanOrdinary coat hooks on the back of a closet door keep your ironing board the way but close at hand when you need it. Keep your imagination moving and check out these garage storage ideas. Family Handyman
A sheet of metal and a dry-erase board can turn any cabinet door into a convenient message center. You'll find 2 x 2-ft. lengths of plastic-coated hardboard (often called 'whiteboard') and sheet metal at a hardware store or home center. Larger hardware stores will cut the sheet metal to your specifications. Be sure to get steel instead of aluminum so magnets will stick.
If you cut the metal yourself, wear gloves to protect your hands and use tin snips carefully. Use a metal file to smooth any ragged edges. If you don't have a table saw to cut the whiteboard, flip it over, mark your measurements and use a jigsaw to cut it from the back to prevent chipping or splintering. To get a straight cut, use a framing square as a guide (photo, left).
To mount the metal sheet and whiteboard to the inside of the door, take the door off its hinges, lay it flat and carefully mask off the area where you want to spray the adhesive. Follow the directions on the can to apply the adhesive to the door, metal and whiteboard (photo, right). Mount the pieces, press firmly and let dry.
You can make this nifty, inexpensive rack and mount it inside a cabinet door to stash your cutting board sight. It goes together in a snap since it only requires a 6-ft. 1×2 and two L-brackets. Measure between the door stiles to get the maximum width of your rack.
Make sure the rack will be wide enough for your cutting board (or spring for a new one). You'll also need to mount the rack low enough so it doesn't bump into a cabinet shelf when the door closes. Cut the bottom and face rails to match the space between the cabinet door stiles. Cut the sides 7-1/4 in.
long. Nail the sides to the base. Then nail the two face pieces at the top and bottom to complete the rack (photo, left). The easiest way to mount the rack is to take the cabinet door off its hinges and lay it down. Predrill the screw holes for the L-brackets and mount the rack to the cabinet door using a 1-in.
L-bracket centered on each side of the rack.
Family HandymanTool aprons can be modified to store nearly any household item. Just sew a variety of pocket widths in the aprons, then mount the aprons by screwing a wood strip through the top of each and into a door. For hollow-core doors, use hollow anchor fasteners to hold the screws firmly to the door. Family HandymanIt seems the vacuum cleaner always ends up in one closet and the vacuum cleaner bags in another, and the attachments get shoved in a corner or spread all over the floor. Here's a simple tip that will keep everything together and out from underfoot. Screw a hook to the door of your storage closet and hang a mesh or cloth bag on it. You can store all your vacuum cleaner bags and attachments in one place, and the bag lets you carry everything you need from room to room or up and down the stairs in one trip. Vacuum cleaner broken? We'll show you how to fix it. Family Handyman
Pullout towel racks are typically meant for kitchens, but they're also perfect for cramped bathrooms. They keep damp hand towels and washcloths off the counter so they can dry the way. You can find pullout towel racks at discount stores and online retailers.
Here's a space-saving solution to the bathroom waste-basket problem. Screw wire shelf anchor clips to the inside of the door and hook the lip of a small wastebasket right on the hooks. It's easy to use, it hides unattractive trash, and it frees up precious bathroom floor space.
Family HandymanHate the messy look of curling irons lying on the vanity or the toilet tank? Here's a tip for you. Use hook-and-loop tape to attach 5-in. lengths of 2″ PVC pipe to the vanity door to hold the curling irons. Do the same thing with 3-in. pieces of 1-1/2-in.-diameter pipe to hold the cords. Just measure your curling irons to see how long your “holsters” need to be. Let your curling irons cool before you stow them away. To make it easy to stow and reuse plastic bags, make a dispenser from a discarded 2-liter soda bottle. Cut off the top and bottom with a razor knife. Trim any jagged edges so you don't tear the bags when you pull them out, then screw the dispenser to a cabinet door or closet wall (or attach with hook-and-loop tape). Click here for more kitchen storage ideas. Family Handyman
Do you get tired of rummaging through drawers and boxes trying to find the right cords and chargers for all of your electronic gadgets? One solution is to use a clear vinyl over-the-door shoe organizer. Make labels for each pocket and put every item in its own spot. Now you can find everything you need without getting frustrated.
Free up pantry storage space by hanging measuring cups inside a kitchen cabinet. Position and mount a wood strip so that the cups will hang between the shelves and allow the door to close completely. Mount a second strip for your measuring spoons, then screw in cup hooks on both strips. Learn how to build your own measuring cup storage rack for more kitchen cabinet storage ideas. Family HandymanHere's a simple project to bring order to the chaos: a door-mounted storage rack. You can modify this basic idea to organize other cabinets too. A complete materials list and assembly diagram are available here Cabinet Door Storage Rack. Family Handyman
Pegboard is great for organizing kitchens, laundry rooms and bathroom cabinets. Rout a groove in a 1×2 frame using a rabbet bit, attach the pegboard with glue and brads, then mount it to the door. The frame helps support the edges of the pegboard and creates a 1/2-in. space behind the board so pegs can be inserted.
38 Unique Kitchen Storage Ideas – Easy Storage Solutions for Kitchens
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Create Cutting Board Slots
When it comes to finding genius storage and organization inspiration, there's nowhere better to look than the Williams Sonoma test kitchen, where the brand tries literally thousands of products. This is the designated cutting board cabinet complete with vertical slot separators to prevent a messy pile-up.
BUY NOW Cabinet Dividers, $18
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Try a Pull-Out Pantry
In this kitchen designed by Emily Henderson, spices, dry goods, and other cooking essentials are stored in a pull-out “pantry.” This keeps then tucked away but still provides easy access.
BUY NOW Pull-Out Organizer, $75, amazon.com
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Stretch to the Ceilings
Store lesser-used gadgets in higher cabinets. If you don't already have some, add them in above your hood and windows to squeeze in as much storage space as possible. In this kitchen designed by Hecker Guthrie, the cabinets stretch almost all the way to the ceiling.
BUY NOW Wall Cabinet, $150, amazon.com
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Convert a Closet
Another zone in Williams Sonoma's San Francisco test kitchen, this walk-in pantry/ closet is stocked with all the baking essentials imaginable. Employees test every single product they sell, so there's inevitably an expansive collections. These shelving units provide ample surface space for all.
BUY NOW Black Wire Shelving Unit, $128
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Build Everything In
“The whole room has a sexy, smokey vibes,” interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer says of this kitchen. But it's also practical! The coffee maker, water dispenser and speed oven are all built in, which makes for a far less bulky appearance.
BUY NOW Thermador Automated Coffee Machine, $3,999
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Store Above Your Window
No matter the size of your kitchen, every little inch matters when it comes to storage. A simple shelf above a window increases display space for plates, bowls, and art.
BUY NOW Wood Bracket, $11, amazon.com
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Pull Out a Label Maker
If you weren't already convinced that the Williams Sonoma test kitchen is the most organized kitchen on the planet, here's additional proof. Clear tops and labels make for easy identification in the spice drawer.
BUY NOW Label Maker, $24
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Put It On Display
In this deVol Kitchen, the prettiest items are displayed on the exposed wall-to-wall reclaimed wooden shelves and cubbies so the less attractive essentials can be tucked away in the cabinets. The color-coding adds a soothing sense of rhythm to the space, too.
BUY NOW Anthropologie Shelf Bracket, $28
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Instead of keeping your appliances, a toaster or microwave, out in plain sight, work with yoru contractor and designer to come up with cool ways to hide them. Here, Mick De Guilio created a sliding quartzite door on the counter to hide a pull out tray for the toaster. It blends in with the rest of the backsplash beautifully and maintains the sleek aesthetic when not in use.
BUY NOW Smeg Toaster, $160
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Don't ignore the power of a good container system. Store your food in labeled containers and glass jars for a more polished and organized approach.
BUY NOW Storage Bins, $29, amazon.com
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Incorporate Unexpected Materials
The clay-hued enclosed cabinets ground this kitchen designed by Dries Otten. The brass shelf underneath with a sliding perforated door allows for a few special items to stay out in the open.
BUY NOW AYTM Curva Shelf, $99
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Repurpose Old Office Supplies
Line up old filing cabinets or work tables in a row as a makeshift buffet/ console table. Leanne Ford elevated this kitchen by hanging large-scale artwork near the exposed storage pieces. The mounted wine rack is also a stylish storage solution.
BUY NOW CB2 Wine Bar Console Table, $999
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Hang Cutting Boards
Hang cooking tools and cutting boards above the stove so they're easy to access but the way when not in use. Jenn Feldman Designs keeps everything organized on a tray so whatever you need is easy to find and in one place. The blue color-coordinating makes a cohesive look.
BUY NOW Urban Outfitters Organizer Bin, $20
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Store Dinnerware in Drawers
In this modern monochrome kitchen designed by Arent & Pyke, the dinnerware is stored in sleek drawers rather than hidden away in enclosed cabinets.
BUY NOW Yamazaki Home Lid & Pan Organizer, $38
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Conceal a Work Space
Designed by Matthew Ferrarini, this kitchen is bursting with ingenious small-space solutions. He used folding wood pocket doors to conceal the entire counter and cabinet area against the wall. This would be a major game-changer in a studio apartment in particular.
BUY NOW Urban Outfitters Kitchen Storage Station, $299
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Give Your Island Drawers
Get the most a kitchen island by adding drawers on both sides for extra storage space. Inn this kitchen designed by Leanne Ford, the backless stools help transition the kitchen to the dining room and are easy to move when necessary.
BUY NOW BD Studio Trent Kitchen Island, $2850
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Roll In a Bar Cart
When your kitchen is minuscule, you'll have to surrender the dream of a kitchen island (for now, at least). The next best—and most proportionally appropriate—thing? A bar cart! It provides a little more storage and you can also opt for a little rolling cart with a butcherblock top for cooking.
BUY NOW Yamazaki Home Slim Storage Cart, $60
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Opt for a Floating Cubby
For a fresh kitchen storage idea, try a floating cubby that blends into the wall instead of floating shelves. Here, Dries Otten mixes whimsical style with industrial features in this unique kitchen. The stainless steel hood and exposed piping pop against the navy walls, while the striped blue fabric lightens the mood.
BUY NOW West Elm Shelf With Hooks, $143
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Keep Countertops Clear
Keep usable surface space clear by securing a glassware drying rack to the wall above the sink. It also spruces up the white wall and provides extra storage.
BUY NOW Lostine Iron Pot Rack & Brass S-Hooks, $90
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Use All Possible Room
No space goes unused in this DeVol kitchen. To expand a tiny kitchen, add extra shelves in places they'd be most functional, above the stove. And then use your windowsills for plants or other extras and hang a rod at the tippy-top of the wall for pots, aprons, and other kitchen essentials.
BUY NOW Pottery Barn Customizable Brackets & Shelves, $15
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Add Shelves To Your Backsplash
An awkward corner can be maximized by adding in easy storage. Glass shelving, tucked underneath cabinets, gives you a space to stow glassware—and since the glasses match the shelf, the effect is nearly invisible.
BUY NOW Glass Shelf Kit, $22, amazon.com
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Hang A Plate Rack
A plate rack and pot racks show off your collections while also keeping these items the way. Bonus: They're easily accessible when you need to grab them.
BUY NOW Plate Rack, $10, amazon.com
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Try Floating Shelves
Floating shelves on either side of a window offer space for dishes and glassware. Don't worry if you only have a small amount of wall space to work with: Petite shelves can still get the job done.
BUY NOW Mini Shelf, $24, amazon.com
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Hang a Curtain to Hide Things
When the space under your kitchen sink is exposed and you don't want to splurge on new custom cabinetry, repurpose old linens and hang it as a curtain. then add extra hooks to hang things mugs. You could also attach the hooks to the floating shelves to get some use the underside and save the walls from damage.
BUY NOW Rejuvenation Iron Hook Rack, $69
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Get Drawer Organizers
Dedicate a draw in the kitchen to random tools and essentials so you always know where to find. In this drawer in a kitchen designed by Emily Henderson, there are extra chargers, a lint roller, office supplies, and even a section for keys and sunglasses. Use lucite organizers so everything has a place.
BUY NOW Mebbay Drawer Organizer, $25
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Don't limit storage to areas within arms' reach. A sliding ladder helps you reach ceiling-height cabinets, which are perfect for that breadmaker you never use.
BUY NOW Slider Ladder Set, $1,191
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Fill Up Bins
Declutter an open-shelving mess with a grid of woven boxes. In this Los Angeles kitchen, paper tags keep each baskets' contents organized.
BUY NOW Woven Baskets, $31
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This copper-pipe shelving holds hooks for coffee cups and cookware, keeping the countertop free for actual cooking. Plus, it looks seriously chic and adds some cohesion.
BUY NOW Copper Pipe Shelf, $54, etsy.com
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Customize Bread Baskets
Built-in bread baskets will elevate any kitchen. This way they'll stay fresh, easy to access, and tucked away.
BUY NOW CB2 Knot Gold Bread Basket, $10
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Try An Etagère
An open shelving unit adds more storage, but doesn't take up too much floor—or visual—space (thought it does add height, accentuating the high ceilings). An antique étagère placed on the counter of this kitchen holds books and bowls.
BUY NOW Shelving Unit, $51
7 Organization Hacks for RV Kitchen Cabinets
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One thing there never seems to be enough of in an RV is kitchen storage space. Here are some ways you can maximize the cabinet space you do have in your camper or motorhome.
1. Utilize cabinet doors as storage
Hanging organizers on cabinet doors is my favorite way to add storage to my RV kitchen. Just be sure to measure before you buy! A few times I’ve purchased a storage caddy to hang on a cabinet door only to find it was too big and prevented the cabinet door from closing.
I love baskets this one (which I spray painted gold) because they can be hung just about anywhere. I’ve seen RV owners hang them over shower walls and even from the trim along the top of a slide-out. I added a piece of removable acrylic mounting tape to the backs of the hooks on mine to provide extra cushioning to protect the wood, and to keep the basket from sliding around during travel.
I also use a cabinet door for paper towel storage, although I don’t recommend the one I bought because it moves around too much when I tear off a paper towel. I am actually thinking about replacing it with this one or this one.
Here are some other nifty cabinet door organizers used by RV organization genius Kathy Johnson.
Here are the organizers she used (or something comparable when I couldn’t find the same one), clockwise starting from top right:
15+ Clothes Storage & Closet Organization Ideas
You can also add cork tiles to the inside of a cabinet door as a way to hang items the measuring cups and spoons in this picture.
2. Don’t waste the space at the top of a cabinet
By hanging items from inside the top of a cabinet you can make sure no space goes unused.
One way to do that is by hanging a rack from the ceiling of the cabinet. This one was purchased at Dollar General; you could also use a wrap holder this one. Or, you could cut the arms off this type of under cabinet organizer and hang it using mug hooks or heavy duty adhesive hooks. Here’s a deeper type of stackable basket you could try using as well.
I figured out a way to hang pot lids from the roof of one of my kitchen cabinets by using tool hooks from Dollar Tree. I haven’t been able to find these hooks anywhere else, but you could maybe do something similar by installing a beam of wood across the middle of the cabinet’s ceiling and mounting U-style tool hooks on it.
I love this measuring cup holder, which Kathy’s husband made for her using latching cup hooks.
He also made this rack for hanging mugs using the same hooks. You could try buying one, but Kathy said when they tried a store-bought mug rack they had trouble with the cups falling off on bumpy rides.
Save Space in Your RV Kitchen With a Mason Jar
3. Use deli containers as food storage
Do you have a cabinet that always seems to be overflowing with plastic food storage containers? You can cut down on the space requirement for food storage containers by choosing to use just one type.
I chose to use plastic deli containers because they come in three different sizes yet all share the same lid. Also, I get them for free when I purchase food in bulk at health food stores or when I take home leftovers at certain restaurants.
You can buy them cheaply online, too.
Here you can see how I used deli containers to organize dry goods this cabinet. They’re perfect because they’re stackable and lightweight. I labeled them using chalkboard labels and a chalk marker.
The day I organized this cabinet I was too impatient to drive to the store looking for organizer baskets to hang on the inside of the cabinet door, so I made these cardboard covered with fabric.
The original Command hooks fell down, so I stuck them back up with acrylic mounting tape (I use that stuff for everything!).
4. Install a slide out cabinet rack for hard-to-reach areas
RV owner Debra Jones found it difficult to access items in the back of the cabinet under her stove, so she installed a Rev-a-Shelf pull-out rack to solve the problem. I love how she removed the cabinet door and attached it to the front of the wire basket using the Rev-a-Shelf door mount kit.
5. Use tension rods to hold things in place during travel
You can even purchase wood grain tension rods to match the color of wood cabinets.
6. Store pans, baking sheets, and plates vertically
My cabinets aren’t tall enough to do this, but I love the idea of using a rack this one to store these items vertically to keep them separate during travel.
7. Add extra shelving
It bothered me to have so much wasted space under my kitchen sink, so I added this shelf to be more efficient.
Wire shelves these are a great way to add organize smaller cabinets. You can buy them on Amazon, but they are usually cheaper at places Dollar General.
I actually bought a bunch of those wire shelves for my own RV cabinets…but then I found another method for adding shelves that’s just as easy and would have been even cheaper since I have so many cabinets.
This method uses wood and mounting tape to create extra shelving, and I find it to be much sturdier than the wire racks, plus you don’t have the problem of smaller items falling between the wires.
You can read more about how I built the shelf pictured below in this blog post.
For more RV kitchen ideas, check out these other blog posts I’ve written:
25 Storage Tips & Ideas for Organizing Tiny Kitchens
5 RV Pantry Cabinet Problems & Solutions
9 Space-Saving Spice Storage Ideas
8 Fruit and Root Vegetable Storage Ideas
Maximize your cabinet space with these 16 storage ideas
Everyone’s main concern is cabinet space, especially people living in small spaces. There are so many versatile products out there that will get you the most mileage your cabinets – the options are almost overwhelming! Here, I have curated 16 of the best options right now that will get you organized in no time.
Oko Center 4 Waste/Recycling Center ($162.50). A hygeinic, flexible and practical waste bin system
Versatile cookware organizer ($19.99).
Can be used either horizontally or vertically to store and organize cookware, baking pans and serving ware with ease! It helps maximize space in a lower kitchen cabinet and keeps items easy to access! The five dividers are adjustable and removable to ensure a perfect fit for the items you’re storing. Rubber pads help keep the organizer in place inside a cabinet.
StickOnPods cosmetic organizers ($6.82). They are perfect to organize and store your cosmetics and personal items within your wood medicine cabinet or on any hard flat surface such as tile, granite, glass or mirrors. The units are adjustable and easy to apply.
Large Overcabinet Hot Iron Holder ($11.99). Handy holder lets you store your curling or flat iron off the counter and the way. Simply hang the hook over a cabinet door – no tools required. Foam padding on the hook protects your cabinet door and keeps the holder from swinging when door is opened or closed.
Under Counter 6-Bottle Wine Rack With Stemware Holder ($29.99). This attractive unit is your all-in-one solution for small kitchen or bar areas. Hang it under an upper cabinet or under the counter top of your bar to save space and have easy access to both your stemware and your wine.
Under the Shelf 10-Hook Space Saver Espresso Cup Storage Drying Rack / Cupboard Mug Holder ($17.50). Free up precious cabinet space with this contemporary, under-the-shelf mug holder.
Made of sturdy metal, this convenient hanger has 10 hooks which allow you to store your favorite mugs or tea cups in style. Easily slide the rack onto a cabinet shelf up to 1″ thick for hassle-free installation.
Storing and drying your mugs and cups has never been more simple!
Kitchen Storage Rack ($35.00). See your kitchen products at a glance. Easy mount to kitchen cupboards inside or out.
Wood Base Cabinet Organizer with Stainless Steel Panel ($230.50). Make better use of narrow cabinet spaces with Rev-A-Shelf’s Wood Organizer.
It features a stainless steel panel that includes a variety of accessory hooks to organize almost anything you need quick access to.
Simple installation and patented door mount kit is included to attach your own cabinet door to the front of the unit for easy 1-step access. Designed for full-height base cabinets only.
Grocery Bag Dispenser ($18). This bag dispenser can be mounted under a shelf or on a cabinet door. Clever and practical.
Wusthof Under Cabinet Knife Block ($39.95). Store and select any of 8 knives from this pre-slotted block that is magnetized to safely select a knife and secure it back into a slot. Your most-used knives will be within reach for food preparation. Features mounting block that swivels and keeps knives a safe distance below cabinet.
Glideware Pull-out Cabinet Organizer for Pots and Pans ($175.00). Designed to fit any standard depth base cabinet. Extending feature means you will never bend, stretch or struggle to access cookware again. Fully adjustable/removable hooks accommodate any size and and shape of cookware
Over the Cabinet Double Towel Bar ($10.71). It’s great for holding kitchen towels or pot holders for easy reach. The 2 towel bars keep your drying tools handy at all times and can be displayed on the inside or the outside of the cabinet.
Expandable Undersink Organizer ($39.99). This organizer easily adjusts to fit around pipes under your sink. It expands from side-to-side and you can change the height of the shelves. You can even remove a shelf or two in order to accommodate a garbage disposal or low hanging pipe. Two pull-out bins make retrieving supplies easy.
Under cabinet spice rack ($73.95). You can keep all of your spices lined up and easy to access with this handcrafted under cabinet spice rack. Stores up to 16 large spice containers or 32 smaller sized containers. Rack folds up conveniently to preserve the freshness and quality of your spices.
In-cabinet Can ($30): This thrash can from Simplehuman hangs inside your kitchen cabinet door for quick and easy access while you are busy at the kitchen counter. The heavy-duty steel frame hooks securely onto the door or can be screwed in for a permanent mount.
Double Stainless Steel Turntable ($24.99). Equip your cabinets, shelves, or breakfast table with convenient, accessible storage space for bottles, jars or cans. It’s also handy in a bath cabinet for toiletries, cosmetics, and medications.
Kitchen Organization: Ideas for the Inside of the Cabinet Doors – Jenna Burger Design LLC
Happy Monday! I was feeling a bit under the weather last week which is why the blog and my other favorite places to share + converse on the ‘net’ – IG, , etc – were quiet. I’m still not feeling 100%, but am excited to share something I’ve been working on lately… getting my kitchen organized.
For me, organization is a never ending battle. I never feel everything completely has a home, but I’ve accepted that and continually try to work towards creating a more efficient, more organized home.
When Lowe’s put to me to the challenge this month to tackle the kitchen, I knew it was a win-win.
To start off, I took a step back to analyze how the space could be more organized and user-friendly for cooking and storage.
I made a few moves of pots and pans, but what I really wanted to put-to-good-use was the insides of the kitchen cabinets. All that vertical space going unused? The ideas started to flow…
My kitchen isn’t small, but it isn’t huge either. With no pantry or extra storage for food, I’m always thinking about how to best store the food / “pantry items” in the cabinets.
For the most part, we eat real food / very little processed food. That means no snacks that have to be stored for a long period of time because the food I buy has little “shelf time”.
Good for me, that the food we buy takes up less shelf area. Bad for me, I go food shopping a lot.
Anyway, there is one large cabinet that all the food is stored in. It’s a large cabinet at about 30″ wide with (2) doors. Take a look…
don’t you just love peaking into other peoples cabinets??? What are they eating? What do they buy? We use a lot of coconut oil – 3 jars right there in front.
Great change, right?! Nothing from this space had to go, but instead everything was reorganized to be easier to get at in an instant.
Let me show you a bit more of what I did…
On the inside of the left cabinet, I lined the inset panel with stylish geometric patterned contact paper. Similar to what I did for my TV cabinet back in the Summer. I purchased the roll of contact paper at TJ Maxx for about $5 – what a great score.
Once I aligned the contact paper on the cabinet and pulled off the backing, I used a straight edge to trim the excess.
Once the contact paper was adhered, it was time to dress it up.
Before my interior cabinet updo, I never had a great place for spice storage, so that was a major need on my list. I looked around for pre-made styles, but nothing fit the bill just right, so I made my own. I’ll show you more on that in an upcoming tutorial, but this is the result…
For less than $8, I created 2 fit-to-size wood spice racks.
At the top of the interior of the cabinet, I added a half round piece of trim, which I then added metal screw-in hooks to.
I attached the half round piece of trim + the newly made wood spice holders using a very very very strong adhesive – Loctite Epoxy Instant Mix. Basically it’s two formulas that mix together and provide a major adhesive mixture. DO NOT TOUCH IT.
I carefully applied the mixture to the back of the trim and spice holder, then placed it on the interior of the cabinet. I held it in place for about 3-5 minutes until it was completely adhered to the surface. I will be honest, the wood started to slide a few times, but I was close by and slid it back into place.
There are other epoxy mixtures that dry even quicker – 1 minute of less.
It really is the perfect spot to hang many of the kitchen utensils. Here’s the result…
Heading over to the other cabinet, the right side, I added a decorative magnetic metal sheet that I found at Lowe’s and adhered it to the inset panel with 3M 77 Multipurpose Adhesive. I sprayed the adhesive outside on a towel and then ran brought it indoors and positioned it. All went to plan and my fingers only stuck together a little, phew…
Having the magnetic sheet on the inside of the cabinet door has been GREAT! This large vertical spot is great to keep my grocery list, to do’s with the kids, and of course our random chinese fortunes…
For the interior of the cabinets, I took everything out and simply organized it all. Well, it wasn’t simple, but it sure was worth it! For things that could be grouped – snacks, baking supplies, medicines, teas, etc.
– I added bins and labeled them with washi tape. So easy. The bins are from ClosetMaid available at Target and they are leftovers from when I reorganized the kids rooms.
They are the ideal size for a typical kitchen cabinet.
For the rest of the food items, I grouped them and organized them as I saw best for how / when I would use them. Really no rhyme or reason…
On to the other large cabinet, the space that holds ALL the dishes. Another material that I thought would be extra helpful in staying organized in the kitchen was cork. I purchased a roll of cork and double layered it, then added it to the inside panel of the cabinet interior, again using the 3M Multipurpose Adhesive.
This is such a great spot for the school calendar, plus random coupons, and reminders. I also use the cork board when following a recipe. I pin it on the board and it’s right in front ready to follow as I’m prepping.
Also on this inside cabinet, I added another half round trim piece for added storage. Right now all I have is a pin with a pen hanging, but it can be used for so many other things. Maybe more kitchen utensils???
Here is the result of my kitchen organization, with all the doors open…
Inside and out, I’m loving this space.
If you haven’t been following along with my blog from the beginning, you might not know that I redid the entire kitchen by hand (total down-and-dirty do it yourself) a little over 2 years ago. It included painting cabinets, painting the countertop, adding backsplash tile, adding decorative brackets,and more. See the before and after by clicking here.
I’m still on a path for more organization, but I feel one step closer to a more efficient space. On to the next room…
I truly love using every square inch of a space. Vertical surfaces often are forgotten as the ideal spot for storage. If you use all the interiors of your kitchen cabinets, how much more could you store?? Ask yourself.
To gather even more unique, fun, and creative ideas for your indoor and outdoor Fall and Winter spaces, I would definitely suggest downloading the Lowe’s Creative Ideas app on the iphone and ipad. I’m always checking out the FREE app for great seasonal + do-it-yourself inspiration.
Also consider following Lowe’s on , Pinterest, and Instagram as well.
Disclosure: I am part of the Lowe’s Creative Team and was provided with a Lowe’s gift card to purchase items for my project. I was also compensated for my time to use the products. No one told me what to create, what to buy, how to use the product, or what to write. All opinions are 100% mine!
10 Affordable Storage Solutions to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets
Are your cabinets a cluttered mess? Do things spill out when you open the cabinet door? Maybe you just don’t have enough storage space. Use these easy and affordable organization tools to get your kitchen cabinets clean and organized before the holidays.
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Add extra storage to your pantry while making space on the shelf for bulky items your crock pot and small appliances. If you don't have a pantry or door, you can mount it to the wall.
These can racks are stackable and easy to assemble. They come with plastic tabs to keep the cans aligned and neatly organized. Put them on the counter, inside cabinets or in the pantry. It’s 13 1/2” deep so check your dimensions if you plan on using it in a wall cabinet.
Store pans, cutting boards, wraps and foils, etc. in this storage rack. It comes with hooks to set it over a cabinet door. It also includes screws to mount the rack to a cabinet door or wall for a more permanent installation.
Did you know that stacking nonstick pans on top of each other can scratch the surface and damage the nonstick finish? This pan and lid rack will save space by stacking your pans while protecting them from damage. This model can be installed vertically or horizontally. Install it horizontally to store pans, lids and cutting boards on their side.
Your pot and pan lids can be organized and easy to grab. Mount these lid racks to the cabinet door, on the inside wall of a cabinet or to the wall.
Keep pouches and packets inside your cabinets contained with these stacking organizer bins. They come in a set of 4 and 8 (the 8 pack is your best value).
Organize all the smaller items that get lost and shuffled around inside your cabinets.
These are great for separating spice and seasoning packets, hot chocolate, small packages and fruit snacks, granola bars and small treats for pets and kids. You can also use these in your bathroom!
You can mount this paper towel holder vertically or horizontally. Attach it to the wall or the underside of a cabinet. To reduce visual clutter, install it horizontally inside your sink base cabinet to keep it close at hand but sight. Even the largest rolls will fit.
This paper towel holder has a 5 year warranty!
The simplest way to get extra storage is to add an extra shelf. This coated steel wire shelf won’t rust or scratch your cabinets. Organize dishes and boxes of wraps and foil. Or place the organizer in your freezer to easily stack frozen foods or casserole dishes.
Store your plates horizontally with this steel dish storage rack by YAMAZAKI. It comes in small and large sizes and black and white finish options.
Do you knock everything over trying to grab a spice jar in the back of the cabinet? Place lazy susans side by side in your wall cabinet to keep spices, bottles of oils and small containers in place and easy to reach. This model uses an easy to clean, soft grip lining that keeps items from falling over and sliding around. The 10” diameter will fit inside most wall cabinets.
What cabinet organizer you use that you couldn’t live without? Tell me in the comments.