Ten Cool Ideas for Kitchen Utensil Storage
It is Monday again and the kids are back to school. After the Easter break my house is serious need of help but like anything I find the only way to get it done is to tackle each job one step at a time. This Monday it was the Kitchen Utensil Storage.
My Kitchen Storage was a jumbled mess of every bit of kitchen equipment we had collected over the year. It was a bit of a black hole because it seemed impossible to find stuff.
I have no before picture it was too embarrassing and I forgot to take one truthfully.
So this is an example but imagine it was worse – much worse !!
So I did the usual and hunted Pinterest for the most interesting Kitchen Storage I can find. And fun and practical ways of sorting out my mess.
KITCHEN UTENSIL STORAGE -IDEA ONE – TRELLIS.
I actually liked this idea a lot, just a painted trellis with hooks and baskets. Easy and I would say cheap. I had no wall available so it is not going to work in this house.
KITCHEN UTENSIL STORAGE- IDEA TWO – LEGO!
This one is definitely under the “fun” category of Storage. Trying to wrestle the Lego off the kids might be hard though. We had too much stuff to fit for this option. But colourful and bright in the kitchen and a talking point.
KITCHEN UTENSIL STORAGE – IDEA THREE – SPECIALIST IN-DRAW STORAGE
This was more like it! I loved the tidiness and the little cubby holes and the fact it fit the draw perfectly. Unfortunately, it is from Bed, Bath and Beyond in the States and not available here in Ireland. Boo Hoo 🙁
KITCHEN UTENSIL STORAGE – IDEA FOUR – VINTAGE BASKETS
This Kitchen Storage I could manage. I have baskets and containers, it was vintage looking. But it wasn’t working for me and I couldn’t say why.
KITCHEN UTENSIL STORAGE – IDEA FIVE – VINTAGE TINS
Another vintage themed one and I loved the recycled tins. I am a huge fan of recycling and re-purposing things. With a bit of DIY I am sure this one could be done quite easily but again not quite right yet.
KITCHEN UTENSIL STORAGE – IDEA SIX – CHICKEN WIRE STORAGE
Sticking with the Recycling theme Chicken wire in a frame. I had visions of my niece and nephew messing with this which put me off. I think it would look amazing in an old country kitchen though.
KITCHEN UTENSIL STORAGE – IDEA SEVEN – JUGS
I loved these jugs, I actually have one but it is currently used to hold the washing up brushes by the sink. A lovely idea but not right – I am beginning to feel like Goldilocks at this stage !
KITCHEN UTENSIL STORAGE – IDEA EIGHT – SPECIALIST BUILT-IN STORAGE
Built in storage – ahh the dream. But way out of our price range to get a new kitchen just to sort out one draw. I know a girl should dream big but NO !!
KITCHEN UTENSIL STORAGE – IDEA NINE – WOODEN STORAGE
Back to reality, much more sensible built- in and practical. Now just to find the wood and the woodworker for this on
KITCHEN UTENSIL STORAGE – IDEA TEN – INTERLOCKING PLASTIC STORAGE
Now this one I liked a lot, in fact, I liked the idea so much I brought a version of it from Lakelands. It looked clean and I liked the idea that I could mix and match the cubbies to fit the purpose.
So here is our new Kitchen utensil storage for now
In the drawer I have a set of white inter-lockable cubbies that hold various things like openers, scissors, graters etc.
And the knives and big utensils now live in a glass vase by the cooker for easy access.
I also moved all the baking utensils to the baking cupboard.