If you live in a small apartment, then you know it isn’t easy to organize a small kitchen. But there are ways to maximize limited storage, even in a small space. With these fast and easy kitchen storage tips for apartments, you can organize your kitchen and save some storage space.

Text by Linda Hunt

Keep Similar Items Together

If you keep all your items together in an organized way, it will help you find things faster and give you more space. This applies to all areas of your kitchen including your fridge. You can use bins to keep your items together in the pantry and fridge. You can also use cabinet door hangers to fit more in your cabinet.

Group Your Items Based on Use

You should keep your cups and glasses close to the fridge for easy access. Similarly, keep your pots and pans close to the stove. You can use racks to keep them neat and prevent scratching. In your drawers, use adjustable organizers to keep utensils together.

Plates, bowls, and other kitchen items on floating wooden shelves.
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Keep Everything Visible

It will be a lot easier to find things and know what you need if you can see everything easily. You can also use bins in your pantry to keep food organized. Then you can use stair-step shelves to keep all your spices visible. You can also buy clear food storage bins so you know exactly how much cereal you have left.

Put Things Back Where They Belong

Choosing a home for everything and always putting it back there will keep your stuff more organized and give you more space. So you should have a spot where your paper towels stay and where your k-cups stay. You can use a k-cup organizer that fits under your coffee maker to organize without taking up more space on your counter. 

Kitchen storage for apartments with various items hanging from boards and on shelves on wall.
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Make It Easy on Yourself

The most important thing you can do is make organization easy. Keeping things within reach is a good idea because you’ll be less likely to put things away if you have to get the step stool out. And you may have to experiment to find the organizational style that is right for you. If you make organization a habit then it will come naturally!