If you love to bake, you know that all your staples — flour, sugar, salt, and so on — take up a lot of room. Having bulky canisters and bags crowding your pantry isn’t the best way to store all that stuff. Thankfully, the internet has swooped in to provide 20 ways of organizing and storing bulky baking supplies.
And don’t think that organizing has to be expensive. Plenty of these hacks can be done with regular things you already have around your house! The only thing it takes is just a little bit of imagination. For the things that you can’t find in a regular household, take a quick trip to the Dollar Store to find the items to help you organize — all for just a few dollars.
At the end of the day, hacks are all about making your life easier. These definitely fit that description. They’re proof that you don’t need to spend a lot of time or money getting your home in top shape.
As for baking, these hacks will make it simple and easy to make all your favorite things without a huge mess. So, grab your apron and a couple of command hooks and get organizing!
1. Put plastic bins inside of kitchen drawers.
This super-simple hack is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is put big plastic bins inside your kitchen drawers, along with a scoop. Then fill them with flour, sugar, and whatever else you like!
2. Use regular wire baskets inside drawers to organize kitchen tools.
Sometimes, all you need for things to feel a little more organized is to separate tools into their own places. You can find wire baskets like these at almost any Dollar Store.
3. Use a magazine rack to organize your pans.
Pans are large, clunky, and loud, which makes them incredibly difficult to organize. The perfect way to do it? A regular magazine rack, which you can find at most multipurpose stores.
4. Use command hooks to hang measuring cups and spoons on the cabinet door.
You wouldn’t think that measuring cups and spoons take up a lot of space since they’re so small, but they do! Don’t let the space on your cabinet doors go to waste. Instead, use regular command hooks to mount them on the backside – perfect for baking tools.
5. Put little things like decorating nozzles and cookie cutters in a big glass jar.
Little pieces like cookie cutters and frosting tips can take up a lot of space in a drawer. Keep them safe and in one place by putting them inside a big glass jar with a label.
6. Use an IKEA cart as a baking station.
People who use this IKEA cart rave about it. It’s the perfect way to make extra space in your kitchen for when you’re baking …and put all your things away when you’re not. Plus, it has wheels!
7. Make a pullout baking sheet drawer.
Maybe you prefer to have all your baking sheets in a regular drawer rather than a cabinet. There’s an easy way to organize those, too! All you have to do is create a way for them to stand up and you can easily see them.
8. Use some regular canning jars for dry ingredients.
We may not do a lot of home canning these days, so it’s time to find other uses for those jars. Thankfully, they’re perfect for keeping a supply of baking ingredients on hand.
9. Hang as many bulky items on command hooks as you can.
If you’re a dedicated baker, you know how many weird odds and ends there are — and how much space they take up. Don’t waste those cabinet doors. They’re the perfect spot for mixer attachments and other bulky items.
10. Use a pegboard to hold your utensils in a drawer.
Are you tired of having everything slide and slam when you open and shut your drawers? Keep every item in place with a regular pegboard. Fun fact: you can find the materials to make one at any crafting store.
11. Use a regular bookshelf to store your baking tools.
Sometimes, the name of the game is reinvention. If you need some extra cabinet space, use a small bookshelf and tuck it into a corner of your kitchen. Voila!
12. Put your toe kicks to use.
Toe kicks, in case you didn’t know, are the small spaces that most kitchens have down at the bottom of the cabinets near the floor. It’s easy to forget that they’re there. However, they’re the perfect spot for items you don’t use every day, like baking supplies.
13. Devote a whole shelf or side of the kitchen to it.
If you like to have everything in one place, you’re not alone. But there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Just use the cabinets that you have – but organize them on one side of the kitchen — your baking side.
14. Use a corkboard for your measuring tools.
If you’re not a fan of command hooks, use a corkboard instead. You can use hooks, pushpins, or whatever else you like and push them straight into the board.
15. Put cupcake liners in mason jars.
While you probably don’t use cupcake liners probably on a daily basis in your home, you can’t just leave them spilling around in a drawer. Put them inside mason jars for a cute and practical storage method.
16. Treat bakeware like pot lids.
Pot lids and bakeware have one thing in common: they’re clunky, large, and hard to store. So, a good rule of thumb is to treat the two in the same way: practical, organized storage, preferably upright.
17. Label everything.
It seems like a no-brainer but one of the key parts of organizing your kitchen space is labeling everything clearly. Things are much less likely to get moved around and jumbled if you can see exactly what you’re looking for.
18. Explore the idea of open shelving.
Open shelving is popular and for good reason: it looks and functions great. Not only does it look attractive, but it also makes it super easy to see and find everything you need.
19. Install a Lazy Susan.
A Lazy Susan is a convenient way to keep things organized that you don’t need on a super frequent basis. These manage to pack a lot of shelving into a tiny little space, and they’re easy to reach.
20. Use spice racks.
If all else fails, use spice racks to organize all your small items. It’s the perfect way to make everything visible. And when labeled, it looks pretty darn cute.
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