Never waste another inch: Copy these 10 brilliant kitchen storage ideas

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There are two things you can never get enough of in the kitchen: dessert and space. I can't help you with the first one, but I can give you some advice about gaining more kitchen space without spending a bunch of money.
You can do most of these hacks with a little woodworking ability, a bit of organizing prowess and a few trips to the dollar store. So if you're ready to take back the crowded spaces of your kitchen, just try out a few (or all) of these tips!
1. Narrow shelving unit (h/t Classy Clutter)
If someone in your household is willing to test out his or her carpentry skills, then give this canned goods storage shelf a try. You can adjust the size to fit your kitchen and make it small enough to fit in some of the narrow spaces that you can't use for anything else.
2. Hanging desk organizers (h/t Homemade Ginger)
You shouldn't leave sponges and soap dispensers around the sink for two reasons: 1. They take up too much space and look tacky; and 2. They won't dry properly and can grow mold. Clean up the area around your sink by hanging some desk organizers on one of your cabinets and placing sink-related items in them.
3. Under-the-shelf mason jars (h/t Hilda Blue)
To save even more space in your kitchen, use the undersides of your shelves or cabinets. Just screw the lids of mason jars to them, fill the jars with whatever items you can fit, and match them up with their lids. If you don't want to screw the jars to the shelf, you can use magnets; however, be aware that the magnet might not be strong enough if the jar is too heavy.
4. Segregated lids (h/t Imperfect Homemaking)
Even though they aren't very big, lids tend to take up a lot of space. They have handles on top, so you can't stack them. Putting them on top of their respective pots just means you can't store smaller dishes inside your larger pots. Solve this problem by installing a small tension rod across the front of the drawer and placing your pots between the drawer and the rod.
5. Cutting-board storage (h/t That's What Che Said)
Cutting boards also take up more space than you might expect, considering how thin they usually are. You don't want to just leave them out on the counter, though, and you can't really cram anything else into your cupboards or drawers. When you've run out of room everywhere else, attach a wire rack to the inside of a cupboard door to hold your cutting boards.
6. Basket storage (h/t Taryn Whiteaker)
Some people take advantage of pantry shelves and just shove everything in there with absolutely no form of organization whatsoever. If you're trying to save space, though, this is the worst way to store your food and other kitchen items. Instead, buy some cute baskets and fill them with similar items to make everything easier to find. If you're feeling extra-motivated, label the baskets.
7. Tupperware boxes (h/t Better Homes & Gardens)
Rein in the Tupperware that fills every inch of your cabinets by putting some book bins or other similarly sized boxes in a drawer. Then, gather all the Tupperware (including the matching lids) and stack the containers in these boxes.
8. Pull-out drawers (h/t The Kim Six Fix)
The cupboard below your sink is perfect for storage, but only if you use the space properly. Don't just shove odds and ends under there and hope they don't all fall out every time you open the door. Instead, use pull-out drawers to organize your items and keep them out of the way until you need them.
9. Cupboard door measuring cups (h/t Princess Pinky Girl)
Measuring cups and spoons are fairly small and easy to stack inside of each other. Despite this, they still take up more than their share of shelf space. Free up a few inches here and there by hanging your measuring utensils on the inside of a cupboard door. You can even get creative and add a measuring chart above them.
10. Pegboard storage (h/t Elizabeth Joan Designs)
If you have blank wall space in your kitchen, consider setting up a pegboard. You can hang just about anything on there, from utensils to cutting boards to the items that don't seem to fit anywhere else.
With these tips in mind, you'll have your kitchen completely organized in no time! Before you get started, though, share this list with your friends on Facebook so they can use every little bit of space in their kitchens, too.
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