How to Improve Kitchen Storage Efficiency in These 3 Areas

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The kitchen is the heart of a home. There are plenty of home cooks and parents who spend their time creating meals for their loved ones. With the daunting task of feeding plenty of mouths, you may be losing more and more space for prep work at the counter. Your fridge might have had enough storage to last a week, but your fridge storage may become less efficient over time.

If you think that there has to be a way to make room for everything, you’re right. Here is a simple guide to making space in your kitchen.

How to Make the Most Out of Your Kitchen Storage Spaces

Area 1: The Refrigerator

The fridge may seem overstuffed because of all the packaging your food is presented in. Instead of storing bags and boxes of food, try taking them out and putting them in airtight containers to keep them fresh. Anything that doesn’t come in a jar or isn’t meant to be refrigerated can stay out.

It also helps to organise the fridge in sections. One layer could be for ingredients and another for food that can be reheated and eaten again. When you start sorting things, make some room for more groceries.

Area 2: The Kitchen Sink

Underneath the kitchen sink is where you can store cleaning supplies. The drawer beside the sink area is an excellent place to store plates and cups. It makes it easier to transfer dishes from the dishwasher back to storage.

Area 3: The Counter Drawers and Cupboards

These storage areas need to stay well-organised to make the most out of the space. Spices can go on a spice rack so bottles don’t clump up. Pantry essentials like flour, sauces, oils, and more should go in one cupboard. And tools for cooking should be organised in a drawer below the prep area for easy access. 

Need Space? Renovate!

When any of these techniques don’t work, it’s time to face the music and admit that perhaps the way you pack things isn’t the problem. The issue may lie with the setup of your kitchen.

Some cooking spaces may be too small for prep work and the stove. Other kitchens may not have enough space in the cupboard because of too many appliances. The best solution is to look into the possibility of renovating your entire kitchen.

Renovating your kitchen will do more than enhance the aesthetics. It can take apart everything and help you find ways to make more storage. When you take everything down, you may find that you have more space than you think. With a full renovation, you can call the shots to make storage a priority.


Anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen can tell you that there’s not much space in the kitchen for everything. Making storage space work can be difficult, but it can work for any kitchen with the right tips. But if there are too many challenges that centre around storage space, it’s best to look into the possibility of a full kitchen renovation project.

If you are planning a complete kitchen renovation project in Mandurah, Azztek Kitchens is the best choice. We are complete kitchen renovations experts that provide the best experience for customers from Mandurah to Perth. Call us now to get started on the kitchen of your dreams.

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Aaron Rekman is the owner of Azztek Kitchens in Mandurah and has over 20 years experience in kitchen design, manufacturing, kitchen installation, home renovation and the building industry. Do you have a question for Aaron? Contact Azztek Kitchens today.