I have a small kitchen, or as my dad refers to it — a “two-butt” kitchen. It’s just a galley kitchen with appliances on one side and a couple cabinets and drawers on the other. Therefore, I’ve had to get creative with my storage solutions. If you’re currently suffering from a bad case of two or one-butt kitchen, you might want to invest in some of these small-space storage helpers.
First of all, magnets are your friend. A magnetic knife holder can do more than just store your knives — they can hold spices, crafts, and even help you out with your tools.
Speaking of magnets being your friend… aren’t these magnetic measuring spoons an incredible invention? Store ’em on your stove or on your fridge — they’ll always be easily within reach and not taking up cabinet space.
These under-shelf wrap rack are awesome for things like Saran Wrap, foil, and garbage bags. They can also work well in a pantry for extra food storage.
A bookshelf pot rack does double-duty. It not only holds all your pans, but provides extra storage with a shelf!
I have these under-counter pull-out shelves. I happen to store my pots on one, and cleaning supplies on the other. They are freaking awesome! You can even get more sturdy with the shelf on wheels expandable kitchen cabinet shelf in wood.
I don’t often use storage bowls, so the collapsable kind work especially well for me.
Slatwall is not just useful for Nerf gun storage, it can be a life-saver in the kitchen. I use a metallic grid version of a slatwall. Hang your pans from it, hang bags, add shelves and storage baskets. The possibilities are endless.
Sometimes you can go super-simple with it, and use a hammer and a nail as a storage solution. I couldn’t fit this bulky dish-dryer anywhere until I just used a nail on the side of pantry.
So tell me, fellow two-butt kitchen-havers: what are YOUR clever storage solutions for your small spaces?