10 Smart Ways to Store Your Kitchen Tools

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Reconsider Your Over the Sink Space
Ikea.com

Our most beloved kitchen tools are often the most troublesome to tuck away. From oversized rolling pins that don't quite fit in drawers to that pile of pans that plunges from the cabinet nearly every day, disorderly kitchen tools can be enough to drive a home cook nuts. Not sure how to store your kitchen utensils? All that Southern kitchen needs is a little planning and plenty of ideas for making cabinets, countertops, and drawers work a little harder. Whether you're embarking on a full kitchen makeover or just looking for a few tips to get your kitchen tools tamed, these kitchen organization ideas for your cooking utensils are sure to come in handy. Some solutions for organizing your kitchen utensils are as simple as buying the right kind of drawer insert. Others will make you think about using spaces you've never thought of as organizational options, like the side of your fridge. No matter which organization idea you try, we're sure it'll help you keep your sanity when you're cookin' up a storm.

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If digging through kitchen drawers makes you madder than a wet hen, we're here to help.

Reconsider Your Over the Sink Space

Reconsider Your Over the Sink Space
Ikea.com

Most people think to storage things under the since, but what about the open space above it? Install a rail system above your sink for a well-designed space for stashing everything from kitchen scissors to olive oil.

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Make a Wall of It

Make a Wall of It
Ikea.com

Hooks and rails can work harder, too. Display pretty pots, pans, tools, and even plants as a decorative wall piece that's continent for spotting that spatula or sauce pan right when you need it most.

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Look at it From a Different Angle

Diagonal Drawers
Diamond Cabinets

Hate it when the biggest utensil doesn't actually fit in that drawer organizer of yours? Instead of piling that big ole' spoon into a countertop container, consider a diagonal drawer organizer instead. This slight twist will fit both your big and small utensils just right.

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Round Up the Ruckus

Round Up the Ruckus
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Don't overwhelm your countertops with cutter. Instead of spacing out containers full of utensils here and there, contain your tools in one dedicated space. Not only will prevent you from dashing around the kitchen for each thing you need, but it can also double as cute countertop décor.

Create a Side Station

Create a Side Station
Pinterest

Who says the side of your cabinet is dead space? Make the most of it by hanging graters, sifters, tongs, and everything in between.

Put It in a Pull Out

Put It in a Pull Out
amazon.com

If a bigger kitchen renovation is in your future, consider this a must. Say goodbye to overstuffed countertop bins and stop digging through drawers with a pull out container drawer that conceals it all with such efficiency.

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Take it From the Drawer to the Countertop

Countertop Utensil Storage Ideas
Chateau Chic

You know you're in a truly small kitchen when there aren't enough drawers for your daily cooking needs. Consider taking a few utensils to your countertops in an uncluttered way to free up some drawer space. A rustic caddie full of cooking utensils and silverware is quite handy for keeping things close by.

Make Cabinet Doors Work Double Duty

Make Cabinet Doors Work Double Duty
lakeside.com

Utilize otherwise empty space by hanging an organizing rack on the back on your cabinet doors. The inside of your doors can store anything from an extra spice rack to shelving for troublesome pot lids.

BUY IT: $10.98, lakeside.com

Contain Your Cutting Boards

Contain Your Cutting Boards
Romantic Home

Cutting boards don't have to be hidden away. Design a space that's both decorative and convenient and stack your stylish, hard-working boards in broad daylight.

Make Your Fridge Work Harder

Make Your Fridge Work Harder
ahalife.com

Still have a magnetic fridge? You're in luck. Magnetic space savers with hooks and racks might be your new best friend. These organizers can take clutter from the countertops and give your tools and towels a neat new residence on your refrigerator.

BUY IT: $50, ahalife.com

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