A magnetic strip mounted on the wall provides a resting place for knives. (Use common sense: Make sure the magnet you use is strong and out of reach of children.) -- Hang a line of hooks close to the ceiling to organize space-hogging pots and pans. -- Perch rarely used small kitchen appliances or large pots above the kitchen cupboards.
Designate 30 minutes to organize the jumbled mess of dish cleaning supplies under the sink. Outfit the space with a two-tier wire rollout rack. Give your back a break by storing small items, such as sponges and scrubbing brushes, on the top level and tall items, such as dish soap and hand soap, on the bottom.