04/24/2015 11:29 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Space Saving Hacks for Your Tiny Kitchen

By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for

A small kitchen means limited space to cook, eat and entertain. While it can be easy to bombard your countertops with jars, baskets and containers, this is also quick to make your kitchen look messy and unorganized.


Learn how to use your space wisely with the help of these ten small kitchen hacks! From vertical storage ideas to hidden organizers, these clever tips and tricks will keep your spices in a row and your clutter off the counter in ways you never imagined!

1. Vertical storage and chalkboard wall


Make the most of your small space by being smart with your storage. Hang pots and pans from a vertical pegboard or paint a wall in chalk paint for an easily accessible shopping list that won't clutter your fridge.

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2. Magnetic knife rack


Save countertop space by making a magnetic knife rack that hangs on your kitchen wall. All you need is a piece of wood and magnet strips for this kitchen hack!

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3. Sliding wall baskets and caddies


If you have a habit of leaving cereal boxes or cooking supplies on the counter, add some rails with sliding baskets and caddies to keep your utensils and cooking ingredients handy.

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4. Canned food organizer


Be creative with your storage by maximizing empty space that may be hiding. This sliding shelf on casters lives in the inches between the fridge and wall, and is perfect for holding canned foods and spices.

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5. Window bar table


If your kitchen can't fit a dining table or seating area, create your own café corner by building a window bar table.

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6. Under the sink trash bags


Do you have limited space under your kitchen sink? This trash bag organizer is a game-changer. Mount curtain rods on brackets under your sink and hang your trash bags for easy access.

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7. Hidden cabinet organizer


Clear the chaos from your fridge by making a custom organizer on the inside of your cabinet door. Clothespins, magnets and hooks on decorative paper will corral all of your bills, photos and gift certificates in one place.

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8. DIY wine rack


For a cheap wine storage solution, make this DIY wine rack out of wood and bolts. A vertical wall wine rack will keep your bottles neatly stored, easily displayed and out of the way!

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9. Rolling kitchen carts


If your tiny kitchen is lacking in countertop space, create your own place for chopping and stirring by adding a kitchen cart.

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10. Glass jars attached to shelves


When you're looking for extra storage areas, consider attaching jar lids under your cabinet shelves for a creative use of space.

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To see more kitchen organization tips, click here.

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