This post shows you the best tiny house kitchen storage ideas!

A small home often comes with its unique set of challenges, one of which is having enough storage space.

It may be a tough pill to swallow, but you’ll never have enough space if you don't organize your tiny house kitchen to perfection.

Lucky for you, good organization can easily be done on a budget and without much hassle.

The secret lies in embracing simplicity, making smart choices, and thinking creatively. All you need to do is minimize clutter, maximize ease of use, and use a few storage options.

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Now, let's get into these tiny house kitchen storage ideas!

1. Hang your pots and pans

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In a tiny space, every inch counts.

Pots and pans can quickly take up a lot of space, so this should be one of the first things to organize.

A hanging pot rack over your kitchen island or dining table can serve as both a decorative and functional piece.

Another option is to keep the pot rack behind closed doors.

In a small kitchen, hanging things can look cluttered quickly, so you need to be conscious.

2. Utilize a magnetic strip

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If you’re short of built-in storage in your kitchen, a magnetic knife rack can majorly help to create additional storage space.

A magnetic strip mounted on the wall is a great way to store and organize your knives.

This clever storage solution keeps your knives within easy reach and clears up counter space that a traditional knife block would occupy.

3. Kitchen cart

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Kitchen carts can be a fun way to add storage.

They are a good pantry alternative, can add bench space for cooking/serving meals, and keep essential items within reach.

Try to keep your kitchen cart aesthetically pleasing by keeping it cohesive and uncluttered.

4. Open shelving

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If you have limited space, the key to gaining extra storage is going up.

Install open shelves to keep kitchen essentials within easy reach.

This strategy makes use of unused vertical space, providing plenty of room for your items without taking up valuable floor space.

It's important to only place things in sight that are somewhat visually pleasing.

Otherwise, you could create more clutter visually!

5. Collapsible kitchen items

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Collapsible kitchen items like dish racks, sieves, or measuring cups can save a lot of space.

They can be tucked away easily when not in use, freeing up square footage for other uses.

I think collapsible items can be a lifesaver for when you need extra space.

6. Organize spices

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For smaller kitchen essentials like spice jars or tea bags, use clever storage solutions such as magnetic spice racks or under-shelf baskets.

Display your spices and herbs on steps or a turntable to keep them within easy reach.

7. Use organizers

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It's no secret that small apartment kitchens have limited storage space.

Increase your bench or cabinet space efficiency with organizers that help stack and store items more neatly.

Pull-out drawers, lazy Susans, and shelf risers can be a great way to transform a cluttered area into an organized space.

8. Drawer organizers

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Drawer space is often underutilized.

Consider incorporating drawer organizers or dividers, to create a more organized cabinet that makes full use of available space.

This method ensures everything has its place and can be easily accessed.

 Hanging glasses

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Hanging your favorite mugs or wine glasses is a great way to free up space.

You can find cup racks for as many cups as you need (I would recommend 6-8 for a small apartment).

Alternatively, you can opt for some acrylic risers. They are affordable and quickly create some extra space.

10. Container organization

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Do you have piles of extra plastic containers?

Consider using glass containers or mason jars instead for things like coffee, cereal, pasta, rice, oats, etc.

This keeps everything organized and makes them look aesthetically pleasing enough to even have on your kitchen counter.

11. Keep it simple

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When you have a smaller kitchen, keeping it simple is key.

Placing a little decor in a small kitchen is fine, but it can begin to look messy really quickly.

The best thing you can do is choose practical items that also look cute!

1. Coffee cart

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If you're anything like me, you will be obsessed with coffee.

I love including a designated coffee corner or even a coffee cart for those with even tinier spaces.

A cart allows you to move it around and keep it in the kitchen, dining room, or living room.

Add your coffee essentials like a coffee machine, cute mugs, greenery, and a letterboard.

1 Storage cabinet

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I know how frustrating it can be when your apartment doesn't have a built-in pantry.

What I did was get a storage cabinet!

I like it because I can store all of my not so 'visually appealing' items, and it maximizes my tiny kitchen's vertical space.

Consider choosing a cabinet with built-in organizers or tiered shelving.

1 Keep only a few appliances on the kitchen counter

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In a tiny kitchen, it's crucial to choose your appliances wisely.

Only keep the small appliances on your counter that you use all the time, like a coffee machine or toaster.

If your counter space is minimal, you should aim to only have 1-2 appliances out.

Opt for appliances that can be stored away easily when not in use.

Underneath your sink can be a good spot for storing appliances you less frequently use. It really depends on your kitchen design layout.

1.  Storage cabinet organizer

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When selecting kitchen cabinets, opt for designs that offer maximum functionality.

Cabinets with built-in organizers or tiered shelving can make it easier to store and access your items in a smaller space.

16. Riser for mugs and small pantry items

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Use a simple riser to make the most of your vertical space.

I love this wooden riser which holds all of your coffee essentials, it also works great for small kitchen items.

17. Make the most of the inside of your cabinet doors

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Another creative way to squeeze in some secret storage space is with your cabinet doors.

Adding door racks can be one of the best ways to stash items like spice jars, cleaning supplies, or foil and plastic wrap rolls.

It's an easy access point that often goes overlooked in tiny space optimization.

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This post shows you the best tiny house kitchen storage ideas!

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