10 Awesome Kitchen Hacks and Ideas

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We spend so much of our time in our kitchens, so shouldn't it be the most functional room of all?  Here are ten awesome tips and ideas to help make your kitchen the best it can be.  
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1.  Martha suggests putting wire shelves in your refrigerator and cupboards to ensure your squish-able foods stay un-squished.

2.  Using tension rods in your cupboards helps organize cutting boards, also from Martha.

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3.  Keep the whole family on the same schedule by using chalkboard paint on an otherwise unused space. From She Wears Many Hats.

4.  If my pantry were adorable, I'd keep it organized and clean too.  From House of Smiths.

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5.  The bottom cupboards can be used too- add some canisters to hold those items that would get lost in the cabinet abyss otherwise. From Tatertots and Jello.

6.  Those faux drawer fronts by your sink can serve a purpose- when they are hacked to be storage.  From DIY Club.

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7.  Cupboard Doors aren't only for hiding contents- they can be great for storing small items, like measuring cups and spoons.  From Infarrantly Creative.

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8.  Your kitchen towel will stay in place with this forehead-smackingly easy solution.  From The Kitchn.

9.  Keep the backsplash uninterrupted by installing outlets under the cupboards.  From Sally Jensen Interiors.

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10.  Have Stainless Steel appliances?  Keep those annoying fingerprints off by using baby oil.  From Tipnut.

What other kitchen tips or hacks do you use to keep your culinary experiences running smoothly?

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Chas Leon on Feb 11, 2015:

I use an old yard sale purchased 18" raised cutting board with a three sectioned pull out knife drawer on my desk to store and separate pens and pencils and markers.  I also use two 12" inch lazy suzan's on my desk to place my wallet, keys, etc., in one little spot without cluttering up my area.

Kw on Dec 20, 2014:

I used on command hooks on the back of the cupboard door next to the stove and hang poy holders there since we have limited drawer space.

foodie on May 05, 2014:

Nice share...I liked the chalkboard much...cute way to communicate without cell :)

Mike on Oct 10, 2012:

Some cool kitchen hacks are in this video


Luke on Aug 24, 2012:

Some really good tips! Would you mind if we added a link to your site from our Facebook Group "One Pic Tips"? https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Pic-Tips/118472444960985

how2home on Aug 22, 2012:

These are such great tips! Love the tension cord and paper clip one! Book Marking this for sure :)  Thanks for sharing!

Mike on Aug 20, 2012:

Great tips! I would be careful with the blackboard pain. One should always consider the life span of this type project. Applied incorrectly and you won't be happy in a year os two.

Jeanne on Aug 13, 2012:

Large four-sort dividers, like from the Container Store, are wonderful for storing such things as cookie sheets and cutting boards on edge, making them easy to grab. Also, I use Command Hooks to hang vegetable and bottle brushes behind the sink cabinet door.

Aidel.K on Aug 13, 2012:

Great ideas here! Using the backs of cabinet doors is clever--chalkboard & hooks. I have giant tongs on hooks behind one door, but oddly enough, it never occurred to me to put other items there. duh. I made a little binder of my favorite, most frequently used recipes to eliminate cookbook clutter.

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