Kitchen Storage Ideas

I love finding new ideas for storage for my very small kitchen. The basket above is so pretty with all the necessary items gathered within it.

Jars are always popular and readily available. And also easy on the pocketbook. 

If you have room, bring in a kitchen island. You can always use the surface space. And put a lot behind those doors.

This is the ultimate in organization! Having your measuring spoons all lined up in size sequence on the inside of a cabinet door.

These steel shelves are being sold at a lot of places now. Many have wheels so you can roll them about. If you don't have a pantry, these are ideal. (And if I ever find room, I'm going to have one too!)


  1. hallo, brenda, danke für die wunderschönen bilder und inspirationen, einen schönen 1. advent wünscht angie

  2. I love your new heading on your blog. Very easy and inviting.

  3. I love jars and baskets in the kitchen. I have been buying jars at the thrift store whenever I see them. xo Laura

  4. These samples are great. I see several I can use in my own kitchen which is only 7x10.. Its great for cooking or fixing foods cause stove fridge sink and pantry are within a few steps of each other BUT that also means not a lot of storage space. I have a basket like the one holding the oils, salt/ pepper, I could add my wooden spoons to that in a glass jar. The glass canisters would work for me on the other side of the stove for pasta's flour sugar and cornmeal.. Its surprising how much space those things take up. I think I'll work on that after the holidays.

  5. These are such beautiful storage ideas, Brenda...I really want to do the measuring cups/spoons idea!

  6. Hi. I love the steel shelving. We have one that we bought used at a restaurant supply place, that has wheels and six shelves. It is fantastic. We have another one from Lowe's that has no wheels and only five shelves and it also holds a lot. Right now they are holding hobby and craft supplies in a spare bedroom we call the workroom. I'd love a couple more!

  7. Great ideas Brenda...I love that basket idea in the first photo too!

  8. Some great ideas...the measuring cups and spoons on the inside of the cabinet is brilliant!

  9. Fabulous ideas! Love the practicality - both in organization and equation - of the measuring spoon medley!!

    Happy December!


  10. Wonderful ideas! I am always changing the kitchen storage and making room for things! Love the measuring spoons inside the cupboard door!
    Wishing you a happy week ahead, dear Brenda.
    Helen xox

  11. I use baskets a lot; everywhere. And the good thing is that if I need another, that seems to be something that the local mission store always has on hand! :)

  12. Love the kitchen ideas. I had a coat closet next to my kitchen that I turned into a pantry by putting in plastic garage shelves that look like the metal ones, only cheaper. No tools required. I now have a great food pantry, and the coats went into the bedroom closets.

  13. I adore the jar idea. Looks very chic for an inexpensive addition in your kitchen.
    Thank you for sharing.

  14. Great ideas! I am recently using a basket to store all the various mugs. I've always wanted a plate rack. Someday my spouse is going to build me one.

  15. The basket and jars are very, very appealing. I love the nestled, cottage, earthy look of them.
    I'm actually into jars and baskets right now. I have found some great baskets at Angels Attic, a little nonprofit resale shop, and I am in to saving all of my jars right now-pickle, salsa, jelly, get the picture. I just know there is some creative craft lurking around with all of these jars.
    Take care and continue to rest up, we want you strong and well.

  16. i really really like the measuring spoon idea! how totally OCD and yet, totally organized. wow!
    hope you feel better soon, brenda!! take it slow and just enjoy the down town. movies and good books are helpful. the book GOOD GIRL sounds intriguing.



  17. I like to use 'VINTAGE' anything in the kitchen... somethings I use for their intended purpose. Some I use in creative storage ways. Glass jars are my "Go-To" right now. I love being able to see what's inside!

  18. This is my first time using a storage service and I'd definitely recommend them if you need a place! There were several others in the area, but when I saw the reviews online and made several calls to different companies, I decided to go with them.
    Storage in Ringwood


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