The 24” X 36” Storage Space You’re Probably Overlooking

If you’re human, you’ve likely complained once (or twice) about the lack of storage space in your life. But there’s a blank two-by-three-foot space you’re likely overlooking, and it’s right in your kitchen. By adding hooks and installing organizers on the back of your cabinet doors, you can create a custom system in a spot you’ve barely given a second glance.

Jenn over on Clean & Scentsible has a great set up on the door below her kitchen sink. An IKEA rail and S hooks hold rubber gloves, and an acrylic organizer keeps the soap and scrubbers handy.

Another great use for towel bars: nest your pots inside the cabinets, and pull out just the lids to store on the cabinet doors. Martha Stewart recommends bars that stick out about 2 inches.

Keep your food wrap out of your drawers by mounting parchment paper and tin foil on the inside of your cabinet doors. I Heart Organizing shows how you’ll free up space inside and make it easy to pull out what you need.

Katie over at Spraypaint & Chardonnay used a series of adhesive strips to create an entire kitchen command center. The inside of the cabinet doors was reserved for a dry erase board used for shopping lists.

You can get very creative with what you stick on there, from coupons to takeout menus — even a small strip of tape with the wifi written on it, from Woman’s Day.

If you’re sick of seeing a bunch of attachments swimming around in your utensil drawer, hang them up and get them out of the way. Julie Blanner keeps her KitchenAid tools on hooks inside her baking cabinet. Before you do this, check out Lisa’s take on this storage solution. Spoiler alert: it’s not for everybody.

If you’re a renter, and can’t mount anything directly to your doors, look for over-the-door options, like this storage rack from Amazon, which holds cutting boards and cookie sheets.

Mounting spice racks inside a cabinet makes so much sense; they’re right at eye level, so you aren’t digging around in a drawer while you’re cooking. Put the ones you use most often inside the door, then store the bulk and lesser-used spices in another place. There are tons of different style racks available at places like Home Depot and on Amazon, but this DIY magnetic version from Practically Functional is a great option.

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