8 organising heroes that every kitchen needs

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  • Create a stylish kitchen full of crafty storage solutions with these 8 hero ideas

    1. Meals on wheels

    Not only is this industrial-style trolley a haven for pots, jars and all manner of stowable objects, but its portability makes it a true space saver. Having a dinner party? Use the wooden top as an extended worktop, then wheel the trolley out for easy serving.

    Kichen trolley shelves, £400, House Junkie

    2. Shelve it

    Shift shapes and create a bespoke storage solution with modular shelving units. Choose sleek tones of white and ash for a structured Scandi feel, then mix and match different sizes to house all your favourite objects in space-saving style.

    Stacked shelves, from £69 each, Muuto range, Houseology

    3. Island life

    Opt for handmade storage like this solid mango plate rack and kitchen station. The butcher’s block is full of handy cubbies to store linens and cutlery, whilst the wall-mounted rack keeps crockery easily accessible. Two super space-saving solutions!

    Kitchen station, £276.50; wall-mounted plate rack, £115; both Within Home

    4. Stripped back

    Ideal for keen cooks, a magnetic knife strip makes knives easy to display and reach, meaning you’ll always be able to grab the right tool for the job. P.S. It’s purse-friendly, too!

    Grundtal knife rack, £11, Ikea

    5. Writing’s on the wall

    An essential aid for bustling family life, this weekly planner is as charming as it is practical. Planning meals, creating shopping lists and jotting recipe ideas couldn’t be simpler.

    Weekly planner chalkboard, £19.95, Live Laugh Love

    6. Hang ‘em high

    Stylish copper utensils deserve to be seen, which is why a matching set of hooks are the perfect organising accessory. Team with white tiles to make the copper pop!

    Copper utensils, from £7.50 each, all Sainsbury’s. For similar hooks, try the S-hooks, £10.40 for five, Made in Design

    7. The only way is up

    Angling for a little extra space? Try a vertical storage solution, like this rustic ladder with mesh racks. Fill with kitchen essentials such as tea towels and linens, or keep it by the back door for a handy boot basket.

    Wooden ladder with baskets, £239, The Orchard

    8. Bag it up

    Not a fan of the classic fruit bowl? These super-versatile paper bags are a great alternative. Use them as plant pot holders, bread bags or for stowing unsightly odds and ends, too.

    Uashmama paper bags, £14 each, Velvet & Dash

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