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31 Insanely Clever Ways To Organize Your Tiny Kitchen

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2. Keep an over-the-sink cutting board handy to temporarily expand your counter space.

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If you have a tiny kitchen, you know that counter space comes at a premium. Get this one for $39.73 here, or one without a colander here.

3. Maximize your under-sink storage space with a pocket organizer.

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Got sewing machine skills? Here's a tutorial for making your own custom-size pocket organizer. Otherwise, you could buy an inexpensive over-the-door shoe organizer (like this one, $12.19), and cut it to fit — it has enough pockets to cover at least two different doors.

5. You can also repurpose old magazine holders as Ziploc bag and aluminum foil holders.

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Command strips are basically the easiest and best route for attaching storage to the inside of your cabinets. Here's the tutorial.

6. If you're a go-big-or-go-home type, invest in a rolling shelf system.

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You can find dozens of pre-made rolling cabinet storage options, like this one, $79.98. Or, carpenters can build it themselves with these plans from Family Handyman.

12. Keep measuring equivalents and measuring cups handy with some hooks, chalkboard paint, and a chalk marker.

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It's amazing what chalkboard paint can do, and a chalk marker (like these, $12.34) won't smear when you accidentally brush it with your hand. From here.

19. The insides of cabinets are also great places to put hooks for rags, gloves, and pot holders.

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Get similar hooks here, $9.58 for a pack of 18.

24. Make up with shelves what you might lack in cabinets.

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Especially helpful if someone forgot to build a pantry in your apartment. Learn how to keep all that uncovered shelf space looking nice here.

26. If you have the space, a kitchen cart can serve multiple purposes.

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It can serve as an extra counter, an extended storage area, or a temporary bar for entertaining. This is from IKEA, $179 here; styled by a blogger here.

28. Hang pots and pans somewhere up high.

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Yeah, pot racks are usually reserved for expensive, fancy-ass kitchens, but if you’ve got the space above your head, why not use it for storage? This version is downsized for small kitchens, and is $59.95 here.

29. Make yourself a pegboard wall organizer.

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Great for when you don't understand why there aren't cabinets on blank walls, or when you have walls too small for cabinets but wide enough to hang a pot. See the step-by-step tutorial here.

31. Skip the counter-hogging knife block in favor of a magnetic knife strip, especially if counter space (and drawer space) comes at a premium.

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Put your backsplash to work instead. Magnetic knife holders come in a variety of price ranges, like this one for $16.99 and this one for $49.95. Or, get a tutorial for how to make your own here.