In the hustle and bustle of daily life, maintaining an organized kitchen can often be a challenging task.
One area of kitchen organization that tends to be particularly troublesome is the storage of essential kitchen items like plastic wrap, food storage bags, and foil.
The unraveling rolls and misplaced wrap and zip top storage bag boxes can turn into a chaotic mess if not stored properly.
Fortunately, there are clever, creative and no-brainer solutions to keep your kitchen in order.
In this blog post, we’ll explore 10 different ways to organize and store plastic wrap, food storage bags, and rolls of aluminum foil efficiently.
1. Drawer Dividers
Dedicating an entire kitchen drawer just for food wraps and storage bags will give you a leg up on fully organizing this area of any kitchen in the best way.
Maximize your drawer space by using drawer dividers to create dedicated sections for plastic wrap, baggies, and tin foil.
This not only keeps these essential kitchen items easily accessible but also prevents other items from making their way into the drawer, cluttering up the space.
Look for thin drawer dividers that don’t take up too much space since the boxes of wax paper, parchment paper, foil and the like are bulky enough on their own.
The thinner, the better, leaving more room for your items.
2. Wall-Mounted Wrap Dispensers
Invest in wall-mounted wrap dispensers specifically designed for plastic handy wrap, baggies, and foil and install it on the back of a cabinet door or in a nook in the pantry.
Bonus points if you can find a lower kitchen cabinet deep enough to accommodate the kitchen wrap organizer.
These space-saving wall-mounted solutions keep your wraps within arm’s reach while adding a touch of convenience to your kitchen.
This last wall-mounted food wrap organizer option offers a decimated space for both food wraps and bags.
3. Over-the-Door Storage
Utilize the often-overlooked space behind a cabinet door by installing organizers specifically designed for boxes of aluminum foil, plastic cling wrap.
Over-the-door storage solutions with pockets or racks can be an excellent way to neatly store and provide easy access your wraps.
And this organizer comes with a bonus location to hang a kitchen towel.
This MadeSmart over the door organizer is perfect for just a box of foil and plastic food wrap.
4. In-Drawer Organizers
Another option is to add an in-drawer organizers designed specifically for wraps and foils.
These organizers often come with compartments of various sizes to accommodate different wrap lengths and box sizes.
Bamboo drawer organizers are nice since they add a natural material to the space and offer contrast to the plastic baggies and disposable food wrap.
The hard sides of the organizers are a good place to efficiently store plastic bags from grocery stores.
These organizers have plenty of room for a variety of plastic baggies so that you can taken the bags out of their original packaging and also separate out freezer bags, zip top bags, oven bags, and slider top bags in individual sections.
You can even move your foil and plastic wrap out of their original packaging and de-box them in favor of an organizer like this one from YouCopia.
5. Customized Drawer Inserts
Consider investing in customizable drawer inserts that can be adjusted to fit your specific needs. This allows you to create compartments tailored to the dimensions of your plastic wrap, baggies, and foil boxes.
Or opt for a pre-set configuration for food wraps, foil and bags, if you have the space.
6. Under-Shelf Baskets
Make use of the vertical space inside your cabinets by adding under-shelf baskets in a kitchen cabinet or on a pantry shelf with enough depth to accommodate a box of foil or food wrap.
These baskets can hold boxes of wraps, making it easy to grab what you need without having to sift through cluttered shelves.
7. Cabinet Door Racks
Install racks on the back of the pantry door or inside of cabinet door to store your wraps efficiently.
These racks can accommodate various sizes of wraps and foil, keeping them out of sight yet easily accessible in a genius way.
This method for organizing disposable food storage containers and wraps is a great option for small kitchens.
8. Stackable Organizers
Choose stackable organizers to create a tidy tower of wraps and foils, using a plastic wrap organizer.
This method is particularly useful for those with limited cabinet or drawer space, allowing you to fully maximize vertical storage in the kitchen cabinet by stacking the boxes in the cabinet.
9. Clear Plastic Bins
Use clear plastic bins to corral wraps and foils in your pantry or cabinet, standing the boxes on their end. This not only keeps them contained but also allows you to see at a glance when it’s time to restock.
These Multi-Purpose Bins from the Container Store are a good choice for this purpose.
This specific organizing solution is a great way to organize less frequently used food wraps, but also keep them from getting lost in the shuffle of your hard working kitchen.
10. Magazine Files
An alternative to clear boxes to store the food storage wraps and bags is to keep everything organized in a magazine file or two.
The walls of the file box is a simple solution and provides great structure to keep the boxes tidy and take advantage of vertical space in an inexpensive way.
Another advantage to using a magazine holder to organize food wraps in kitchen cabinets is that is a relatively eco-friendly option that can be reused in other areas of your home if you phase out use of the disposable food wraps and transition to reusable silicone bags and waxed food wraps.
Food Wrap and Foil Storage Mistakes to Avoid
Now that’s we’ve covered some of the best ways to organize and store food wraps and foils, let’s pivot to some mistakes that you should avoid.
The primary thing to avoid is keeping the food storage wraps kitchen essentials in hard to reach places like:
– Under the kitchen sink
– Above the refrigerator
– Any place that is not within easy reach
Keeping the plastic wraps, storage bags and the like in any of these places will add a hurdle to your cooking routine that’s
Over to you!
Maintaining a well-organized kitchen doesn’t have to be a daunting task, especially when it comes to storing plastic wrap, baggies, and foil.
With these 10 creative and practical solutions, you can transform your kitchen into an efficient and clutter-free space with any number of these organizing solutions.
Experiment with different methods to find the organizing solution that best suits your needs and enjoy the benefits of a well-organized culinary haven. Happy organizing!