Cutting Board Storage | Tuesday Tips & Tricks

Happy Tuesday!  Today for Tuesday Tips & Tricks, I am sharing how I store my cutting boards in my TINY kitchen!  When you use these things everyday, having convenient Cutting Board Storage is a huge help when space is limited!

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I have a very tiny kitchen with very limited storage.  I only have three upper cabinets and four lower cabinets.  I have to get creative with my storage and creative in a way that still allows me to access things I need!  I just thought I would share my cutting board storage idea in case it can help someone else with limited storage!

How to Easily Store Cutting Boards at thatswhatchesaid.com

My cabinets are original to the house the house was built in the early 70’s.  My lower cabinets are very deep and have a half shelf along the top.  They are a good sized cabinet, however you have to stack everything in there and we all know that cutting boards would either go on the bottom because they are flat or vertical along the side.  My problem is that half shelf…the larger cutting boards hit the shelf and don’t fit when standing up.  Then when I remove a pot or pan the ones that are standing up fall all over the place.

I utilized some of this dead space in the front of the cabinet with a simple and very cost effective solution for cutting board storage!

Cutting Board Storage Idea at thatswhatchesaid.com

Items Needed for Easy Cutting Board Storage:

I purchased a package of zip ties and a wire organizer (for foils and plastic wraps) from my local Dollar Tree.  That’s right this cost me $2.  And I still have a ton of zip ties left over…for you know, when I need to zip tie things!  ha!

Dollar Store Solution to Cutting Board Storage

Screw the wire organizer onto your cabinet door, making sure that when you close the door there is enough clearance for anything inside plus your organizer and cutting boards.  Also make sure you put it low enough so your tallest cutting board will fit when you close the cabinet door.

Since the bottom is open slats and the board would just slip out.  I simple tied on a few zip ties and trimmed the excess off.

Ways to store cutting boards at thatswhatchesaid.com

Voila.  My cutting boards are easily accessible.  Easy in, Easy out and nothing falls over when I take one out and I don’t have to rearrange my pots and pans every time we need an apple cut!!

How to store cutting boards in a small kitchen at thatswhatchesaid.com

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30 Responses
  • Debbie
    November 19, 2015

    Great idea – thanks for sharing

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      November 22, 2015

      Thanks Debbie!

      • Sami
        January 8, 2017

        Hi dear
        It’s really good
        But can i use magic adhesive hooks from dollar tree bcoz i can’t use screw because of renting

        • Cheryl Spangenberg
          January 20, 2017

          You sure could. I would just make sure you have enough hooks based on the weight limits they have!

  • Loretta
    November 20, 2015

    excellent !!!

  • Frances
    November 29, 2015

    Such a clever idea love it. I will definitely try

  • Renee Strange
    March 4, 2016

    You could also cut a sturdy piece of cardboard to fit the bottom of the rack and maybe save on not buying the zip ties.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      March 5, 2016

      We tried that first Renee, however the cardboard just kept slipping out as you took boards in and out. The zip ties work so much better!

  • Karen Overin
    March 5, 2016

    Also works for plastic storage container tops

  • Cara
    April 20, 2016

    I loved this idea so much and it was exactly what I was looking for without having to spend too much, but when I went to look for this organizer yesterday, I saw nothing! I hate that! Why do things have to keep changing in the stores? GRR! I’ve found this organizer on Amazon but it’s $10. I’m CHEAP! haha.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      April 21, 2016

      This happens to me too Cara! It’s so annoying! Normally for me its something from Target’s Dollar Spot that I have to have and it’s never at my store! I have found at Dollar Tree that they rotate their inventory. So check back often and make sure to look at the first of the year and during back to school time when organizing is popular. They seem to have the best selections then. Also if you have more than 1 store nearby, its not a bad idea to check out a different store. The 2 by me are different sizes and always carry different selections in inventory! Sending you some shopping luck!

  • Lola
    March 23, 2017

    Using the zip ties to keep the boards from slipping through is genius. I was thinking cardboard but it would have to be replaced often. Thanks so much for the idea!

  • Cheryl Spangenberg
    March 26, 2017

    Thanks Lola! I used cardboard originally but it fell out ALL THE TIME. As you slid them in and took them out the cardboard always slid out! The zips stay put much better! Still going strong currently! Hope you love it as much as I do! Have a great day!

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