Storage: it's the one thing that seemingly any kitchen can never have enough of. But unless you have the time and money for a kitchen renovation, you'll likely have to make do with the kitchen storage space you have. The solution? If you can't store bigger, store smarter. The best kitchen storage solutions include some old favorites and some innovative ideas that put kitchen storage on wheels.
A kitchen wrap organizer is a great example. These inexpensive wire organizers can be kept on a shelf or hung on a wall. They'll hold all of your wax paper, foil, and freezer bags.
If you like to recycle grocery bags as storage bags, a wall-mounted plastic bag holder is a must. The bags simply tuck into the top opening; it saves space, and looks a lot better than a cabinet of bulbous bags-within-bags.
Don't have room for a standing baker's rack? A hanging or wall-mounted pot rack takes up minimal space, but will easily free up a drawer or cabinet.
Food items have their small storage devices, too. Door rack pantry organizers turn doors into storage space for spices, food mix boxes, and more. A soda or soup can rack will also help keep things neat and organized behind the pantry door.
If you're in the market for a new refrigerator, you may find that a different type of fridge gives you greater storage capacity. Side-by-side refrigerators tend to offer more storage space than top-freezer or bottom-freezer designs.
If you've got more storage space in the basement or garage than you do in the kitchen, an upright freezer may be a good option. Upright freezers can typically hold several hundred pounds of food. Contemporary freezers are also more energy-efficient, and shouldn't add much to your annual utilities costs.
Even if your walls and cabinets have no room to spare, a portable kitchen island gives you extra counter space, drawers, cabinets, or shelves that can be used for storage and day-to-day kitchen duties. A wheeled kitchen cart is also ideal for entertaining guests, particularly a secondary serving cart, which can be used as a wine or hors d'oeuvres station - talk about a moveable feast!