Cutting Board Storage Solution

We are working hard so that we can finish up our kitchen reno, and we got one step closer this weekend by putting some of our things back into the cabinets. Oh happy day! This post won’t have beautifully styled pictures and some of them are downright scary, but here goes.

Easy kitchen storage solution; cutting board storage

Yikes…yes, that is my pretty guest bed with all of our dishes and pots and pans on it. We’ve been looking at this mess for the past few weeks, but no more! We were able to put all of that, and more, away this weekend.

The reason why we were able to put some of our things away is because we finally got our countertops! I want to save all the juicy details for the next post. We’re still working on getting them in and, as soon as that’s done, I’ll share pics and give you the 411. This is the first time we’ve ever done something like this and we’re learning as we go, so it’s taking us a while to do it. This is what we had to build so we could pick them up from the store.

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I did, however, want to share a cutting board storage solution with you. We have a small galley kitchen, with limited storage, so we have to be creative in how we use the space. Our pot and pan storage cabinet is particularly challenging, it’s low and deep with a fixed shelf, which makes it difficult to store certain sized items.

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One of the things I’ve struggled with, in this cabinet, is our cutting board storage. I would try to prop them on the side behind the pots but if you moved the pots, the boards would fall. So to keep them up once and for all, I used two small tension rods, from the floor of the cabinet to the shelf, to give them a standing spot of their own.

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These would be great to use for organizing your baking sheets too.

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You can easily put them wherever you need them and…Voila!, no more fallen boards. Quick, easy and cheap. I got my rods on Amazon *(affiliate link) for about $10. The small size I needed was tough to find in my area, so I had to order online.

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It’s funny how a quick fix makes me happy…but I know what would make me really, really happy. Finishing this remodel! Soon, very soon (that’s what my husband is always telling me). 😉

How about you? Do you have any quick and easy kitchen storage solutions?

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Check out my other post on storage in the kitchen, the hidden trash and recycle bin cabinet we built.

DIY Hidden Trash and Recycle Bins

You can also check out the reveal of the kitchen remodel.

A completed DIY kitchen remodel on a small and dark galley kitchen. Now it is a light and bright space with tons of storage.

Small Kitchen Remodel for Under $3000


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  1. Brenda
    Monday,September 7, 2015 / 7:31 am

    What a neat storage idea! Could you also have installed them cross wise under the shelf? There is always extra room above the pots and pans. I use my oven for storage too. Shhh
    don’t tell any one. You just have to remember to take them out before preheating. Can’t wait to see the counter tops!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,September 8, 2015 / 12:38 am

      Thanks Brenda! Actually, I tried using them to fit the width of the cabinet, but, since I have a shelf, it took up too much space. I’ve used my oven before too but my husband always forgets to take them out before he turns the oven on so… 😉

      I appreciate the suggestions and I’m glad you stopped in for a visit. We’re still working on the countertops but we’ve made lots of progress. Can’t wait to share.

  2. Monday,September 7, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    What a brilliant idea – I would have never thought of this – it’s just perfect !!!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,September 8, 2015 / 12:39 am

      Awww, thanks so much Suzan! It’s just too bad that I can’t have great ideas more often. 😉

      • PJ Harlow
        Monday,February 26, 2018 / 6:00 pm

        I like you cutting board idea..I have one that’s even easier!! Buy a collator for files etc., you cant find them at Target etc. I found mine at Sal. Army..(metal holds up better! Measure your cabinet most are standard size. Put in your cabinet. Slide cutting boards, baking sheet pans, cupcake pans !! WORKS GREAT !!!!

        • Kristi
          Tuesday,February 27, 2018 / 1:20 am

          Sounds like a great idea PJ! Thanks so much for sharing your tip. 🙂

  3. MaryJean
    Monday,September 7, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    I saw this same thing on Pinterest for hanging spray bottles across the width of the bathroom vanity cabinet. Your idea is great! I have my cookie sheets and cooling racks standing in my cabinet next to the stove and they always keep falling over. I definitely will use this for that. Thanks!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,September 8, 2015 / 12:44 am

      Ahhh, yes, now that you mention it, I saw that too at some point. My original thought was to use it for my cookie sheets but they are too tall for my cabinet, because of the darned shelf.

      I’m glad that you’re able to use this idea.

      Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you have a great week!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 9, 2015 / 2:12 am

      Thanks so much Pamela! Using them to store bakeware is a great idea.

  4. Wednesday,September 9, 2015 / 9:54 am

    Thanks for this idea. I have my boards sitting against the back splash on the counter. They are convenient but slide down and do not look great sitting there. This will solve the problem. Can’t wait to see your counters. Debbie

    • Kristi
      Thursday,September 10, 2015 / 1:00 am

      Ugh, the ever annoying cutting board slide. You pick them up just to have them slide down again. I’m glad you found this useful. So far so good with mine, not one slide since I put the rods in. 😉 I’m hoping we’ll have the countertops done this weekend, barring any difficulties. I’m ready for them to be in and done.

      Hope you’re having a good week Debbie!

  5. Nancy
    Wednesday,September 9, 2015 / 9:59 am

    Brilliant solution!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 9, 2015 / 1:46 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  6. Wednesday,September 9, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    What a super idea! You know I love the quick and easy route, so this is the perfect fix! 🙂 I can’t wait to see the countertops!!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 9, 2015 / 1:51 pm

      Thanks Kim! It’s awesome when a project literally takes 5 seconds and now my cutting boards don’t do that annoying slide in my cabinet. 🙂 I’m hoping that the countertops are finished this weekend…fingers crossed.

  7. Thursday,September 10, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    This is a wonderful idea and I will probably use it for my bakeware as well. Hope the reno is finished soon and thanks for the great tip!

    • Kristi
      Friday,September 11, 2015 / 1:24 am

      Thanks Sandra! I’m so glad that you found this tip useful. I have my fingers crossed that the reno is done very soon. 😉

  8. Anne Donovan
    Monday,February 26, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Super easy idea. But how can I keep all my pot and pan lids together? I have shelves that slide in and out. Convenient but there are so many of them they all slide every which way. Thanks for any answers.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,February 27, 2018 / 1:07 am

      I have a sliding shelf now too Anne, and I use one of those lid holders, something like this (this is an affiliate link but it won’t cost you anymore to buy when you click on it). It really keeps my lids neat and in order. Hope that helps.Thanks for stopping by.

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