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Get Organized in 2012: 10 Ways to Organize a Small Kitchen — Without a Pantry!

A small kitchen can be cozy. A small kitchen can make it easy to cook without a lot of reaching around. But a small kitchen, no matter how well-equipped, can mean it’s hard to store your food. No case-lot sales for you … unless you try some of these efficient and brilliant tips for making the most of smaller kitchens. You don’t need a spacious pantry to store everything you need: you just need some great ideas … here are a few that might help — after the break!

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  • Use drawer organizers to store more 1 of 10
    Use drawer organizers to store more
    Use kitchen drawers to store food using dividers that you can find at Ikea or other similar stores. More organized means you can fit more.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Use can organizers — really! 2 of 10
    Use can organizers -- really!
    Fit more into your small cabinet space with can organizers.
    Learn more at Get Organized
  • Use glass jars on your counters for oft-used items 3 of 10
    Use glass jars on your counters for oft-used items
    Keep often-used items in attractive glass jars on your counters for easy access.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Use space-saving containers 4 of 10
    Use space-saving containers
    Group like items together in kitchen cupboards with easy access containers
    Learn more at Sunset
  • Try under-shelf baskets 5 of 10
    Try under-shelf baskets
    Double your shelves and store twice as much in your cabinets with under-shelf baskets.
    Learn more at Space Savers
  • Turn a bookshelf into a pantry 6 of 10
    Turn a bookshelf into a pantry
    Use all available shelves -- even those in a hutch or bookshelf. This is a cute idea ... like a cold cellar on the bottom shelf.
    Learn more at Running With Scissors
  • Make a Morning Coffee Station 7 of 10
    Make a Morning Coffee Station
    Mount a shelf above your counter to store items for a Morning Coffee Station.
    Learn more at The High Desert Chronicles
  • Custom-tailor your shelves with DIY organizers 8 of 10
    Custom-tailor your shelves with DIY organizers
    Make some DIY Kitchen Cabinet Organizers to make the most of your cupboard space.
    Learn more at The DIY Life
  • Make cabinet doors magnetic 9 of 10
    Make cabinet doors magnetic
    Add magnetic sheeting to the inside of cabinets and hang pots of spices or small kitchen items.
    Learn more at Becoming More Domestic
  • Try a pull-out pantry organizer 10 of 10
    Try a pull-out pantry organizer
    If you have space between your fridge and cabinets, install this pull-out pantry organizer.
    Learn more at Get Organized

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