These creative kitchen cabinet door storage ideas will get your kitchen organized using all of that wasted space behind your cupboard doors.
Combine these kitchen cabinet door storage ideas with this over-the-refrigerator cabinet organizer and these drawer storage ideas, and you’ll be well on your way to having the most organized kitchen ever!
Kitchen Cabinet Door Storage Ideas
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The backs of cabinet doors provide easy-to-access storage for things like measuring cups, pot lids, spices, plastic bags and kitchen wraps.
You’ll be surprised at how many things you can store there without taking up much extra space…and how much more efficient it will make your kitchen.
Even better…most of these projects take very little time to do and cost very little money!
1. Organize Measuring Spoons and Cups
The first one of my kitchen cabinet door storage ideas will get your measuring cups and spoons in line…literally.
I moved all of my measuring cups and spoons to the inside of one of my kitchen cabinet doors…and I love it!
Using pegboard lets you re-position the hooks without making a million holes in the back of the door. It also makes re-arranging very easy.
This cabinet happens to be above the area where I usually do my meal prep (it’s also where the spice wall is), so it’s a very convenient location for the measuring utensils to be.
2. Store Your Pot Lids
Pot lids are another kitchen item that can be hard to keep track of. They don’t take up a lot of room, but you need to be able to find the right one for the pot that you are using.
Hanging them on the back of a cupboard door near the pots is a perfect way to keep them in order!
I used an inexpensive store-bought pot lid rack*. Just screw it on the inside of the door and it is ready to go!
If you want to take a more DIY approach, you can install inexpensive curtain rods or towel rods on the inside of the cabinet door.
In this case, they used velcro instead of screws so it doesn’t even require any holes in the door! Then slip your pot lids in so that the handle rests on the rod and holds it in place.
See the full instructions at instructables.com.
If you don’t want to make holes in your cabinet doors, try out this solution from instructables.com.
Hanging pot lids using command hooks…who would have thought?
3. Contain Plastic Bags
If you’re like me, plastic bags seem to multiply like mice. Which is why the next one my kitchen cabinet door storage ideas helps to keep them organized.
Installing a plastic bag holder* on the inside of one of your cabinet doors is another clutter buster.
I put mine on one of the doors under the sink…so easy to store them and grab one when you need it!
This version* comes with an over-the-door installation option, so you don’t have to make holes in the door if you don’t want to.
4. Organize Plastic Container Lids
Plastic container lids are like plastic bags in my house. I always seem to have more of them than I know what to do with. (I’m not always sure I have the container that they go with…but don’t want to throw them out in case I do…)
I love this idea of using a wall-mounted magazine rack* to keep plastic container lids organized. Hang it on the inside of a cabinet door and they’re out of the way but easy to access.
5. Make Spices Easy To Find
Storing spices on the back of cabinet doors makes a lot of sense. They’re easy to get to and easy to find…no more digging through a bunch of spice jars to find the one you want!
You can go with a spice rack like this one*.
Or you could do a version of my DIY magnetic spice rack, but install it on the inside of a cabinet door instead of on the wall.
Or you can use spice jar clips like these to hold the spice bottles.
Another easy to see and access storage option.
If you prefer a DIY version, you can also build a hang-on-the-door spice rack using a shelf and some dowels. See the step-by-step instructions at shanty-2-chic.com
6. Get To Your Kitchen Wrap Easily
Being able to get at your foil, cling wrap and ziploc bags (without having to dig through a drawer to find them) makes kitchen clean up much easier!
Using a behind-the-door wrap organizer* is a perfect solution.
If you want to be able to pull out ziploc bags without having to remove the box, find an organizer that has an open space that will allow you to do that.
If you would like to make your own kitchen wrap organizer, get the instructions at shanty-2-chic.com.
7. Organize Your Cutting Boards
DIY Cutting Board Storage via tikkido.com
The last option on my list of kitchen cabinet door storage ideas keeps cutting boards organized.
Since cutting boards are narrow, they are perfect candidates to store behind a cabinet door. You can make one of these with a few small boards, L-brackets and screws.
Or if you don’t want to make it yourself, you can always buy a behind-the-door cutting board rack* that just needs to be installed. This one can be hung over the door or screwed in depending on your preference.
Hopefully some of these ideas have inspired you to put that wasted space behind your kitchen cabinet doors to use!
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This post was originally published on March 7, 2016 but was updated with new content on March 29, 2023.