These kitchen cupboard storage buys are a total game-changer

·4-min read
kitchen cupboard storage ideas
Game-changing kitchen cupboard storage ideas Getty Images

Despite its reputation as the heart of the home, the kitchen can often be difficult to navigate. We all know the pain of digging around at the back of a corner unit to find the right lid for the saucepan – and it’s never the first one you come across.

In fact, a survey by storage company Caboodle found that two out of three Brits find the amount of clutter in their home stressful and almost three quarters wished they had more storage space.

While a good clear out can help, in the kitchen it can sometimes be difficult to justify – it’s always handy to have spare plates and bowls, after all. Fortunately, with a few simple tweaks, you can transform jumbled cupboards into easily accessible spaces – and store more at the same time.

Plates, plastic containers, tins and saucepans are no match for these clever, inexpensive hacks – here are our best kitchen cupboard storage ideas for each and every item in your room.

Kitchen cupboard storage ideas: Food cupboards

Immediately double cupboard space by adding a removable shelf. If you have especially deep cupboards, invest in some stackable ones to allow for three or more tiers. An extra shelf can be handy for all cupboards, but especially so for those used for tins and small jars. Tiered spice racks and tin organisers can also help keep everything more visible at-a-glance.

Do you have a pantry for your dried goods? We've got lots of dedicated pantry ideas (along with some fridge storage tips) with more clever picks to keep this space neat.

Food cupboard storage picks

Kitchen cupboard storage ideas: Saucepans

Rummaging through a messy cupboard for a saucepan lid is a sure-fire way to up your stress levels. Invest in a rack to keep lids and frying pans neat and allow more space for bulky saucepans.

Drawer dividers are also useful for separating pans from lids neatly. Should you have a large enough kitchen, a standalone pan organiser will take these bulky items out of cupboards entirely, leaving more room for appliances that don't live on the worktop.

Pan cupboard storage picks

Kitchen cupboard storage ideas: Glasses and mugs

The last thing you want is a glass to topple out when you open the cupboard. Prevent this by investing in an under-shelf hook. There are options for both mugs and wine glasses that slot onto your shelf, leaving room underneath for tumblers and cups.

Shelf inserts are also handy here, doubling cupboard space to allow for cups on one level and glasses on another.

Glass cupboard storage picks

Kitchen cupboard storage ideas: Under the sink

Diving into the cupboard under the sink can be an anxiety-inducing experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Over-door organisers are great for sponges and cleaning sprays, or invest in some plastic boxes to stash items on shelves in an ordered way.

The sink’s u-bend can take up valuable space in some instances, but there shelving units with removable sections which allow for a handy extra shelf while leaving room for pipes. Need more advice? See here for more tips and tricks on organising the cupboard under the sink.

Under-sink cupboard storage picks

Kitchen cupboard storage ideas: Crockery

The easiest way to make these cupboards more accessible is to invest in some plate dividers. Like a shelf insert, these give you space to store large plates on the bottom, dessert and side plates in the middle and bowls on top. There are vertical racks for narrow cupboards, as well.

Have a look at our small kitchen storage ideas for more clever buys for those with limited space.

Crockery cupboard storage picks

Kitchen cupboard storage ideas: boards, trays and containers

Nobody likes digging out an oven tray from the bottom of a precarious stack. To make life easier, keep chopping boards and trays in a divided organiser, or store them on the back of the door to save precious shelf space entirely.

There are lots of organisers designed to keep plastic containers tidy. This lid organiser has three different sections for small, medium and large lids. Storage baskets are also handy for corralling containers in a more aesthetically pleasing way.

Kitchen cupboard storage picks

You Might Also Like