Buyer's Guide to Kitchen Storage Solutions

Buyer's Guide to Kitchen Storage Solutions

Welcome to our comprehensive kitchen storage ideas buying guide! A well-organised kitchen with fit-for-purpose storage solutions lends efficiency and aesthetic appeal to what is one of the busiest spaces in your home. So, whether you are looking for the latest kitchen storage solutions and ideas or want to upgrade your existing setup, this guide will offer expert advice and recommendations for a wide range of kitchen storage products from Harris Scarfe to help you create a practical, functional kitchen that reflects your style and taste. Let's discover the perfect kitchen storage ideas and solutions for your home!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best materials for kitchen storage products?

The best materials for kitchen storage products are those that are durable, easy to clean, and attractive. The most popular materials include wood, metal, plastic, and glass. For a natural look, opt for wood. At the same time, metal and plastic offer a more modern and industrial feel. Glass is ideal for showcasing items and creates an open and airy feel in your kitchen.

How do I measure my kitchen for storage products?

Measuring your space for storage products is a crucial step in buying. To get an accurate measurement, use a tape measure and make a diagram of your kitchen that includes the height, width, and depth of your cabinets, drawers, kitchen bench and shelves. Remember that you should also measure any obstacles, such as windows and doors that may affect the placement of your storage products.

What are the different types of kitchen storage products available?

Many kitchen storage products include cabinets, drawers, shelves, baskets, containers, food storage canisters, utensil holders, and hooks and hangers. Each type of product offers unique features and benefits. Choosing the right type is essential based on your needs and preferences.

Importance of kitchen storage and organisation

A well-organised kitchen makes it easier to find and access cooking and serving essentials and helps maximise available space and minimise clutter. Proper storage and organisation of equipment like storage containers, utensil holders, shelves and pantry organisation containers can also help prolong your kitchen items' life and keep the space neat and tidy. A well-planned kitchen storage and organisation system can improve your cooking experience.

Kitchen Storage Solutions To Organise Your Kitchen

How To Buy Kitchen Storage Solutions To Organise Your Kitchen

When shopping for storage solutions, keep in mind your needs, dimensions and aesthetic preferences. Read more below on the top tips to consider when purchasing kitchen storage:

Determine Your Needs

  • Before shopping for food and kitchen storage solutions, you must take stock of what you already have. List what's working well for you and what is not.
  • Consider the type of food in your kitchen and ensure the containers you choose are appropriate. For example, if you store a lot of liquids, you'll want containers with tight-fitting lids to prevent spills. Consider pantry organisation containers for storing your dry kitchen staples.
  • Think about how much food you typically store in your kitchen, and choose container sizes accordingly.

Consider Space and Layout

  • This includes the height and width of the shelves and cabinets where you plan to store your food containers and canisters. It will help you determine what size containers you can accommodate.
  • Consider the placement of your kitchen storage solutions. Think about the best location for your food storage solutions. For example, you can store containers in a pantry, kitchen counters, shelves or benchtop.

Materials and Durability

  • Take into account the materials used in food storage containers. Look for containers made from high-quality materials safe for food storage. Popular materials include glass, stainless steel, and BPA-free plastic.
  • Ensure your chosen containers are safe and don't contain harmful chemicals that could leach into your food.
  • Choose tight-fitting lids that prevent spills and keep food fresh.


  • Decide on a budget for your food storage solutions. Consider the cost of the containers and any additional items you may need, such as lids or labels.
  • Consider the long-term cost storage solutions. Investing in high-quality, durable containers can save you money in the long run by reducing the need for frequent replacements.


Choose food storage solutions that match your kitchen's overall style: modern and minimalist, traditional, or something in between. If you are going for a simple functional style, try monochrome and clear containers that will complement any space.

Features and Convenience

  • Consider what features you need, such as measurement markings, stackable designs, or containers that can go from the freezer to the microwave.
  • Look for containers that are easy to use, with lids that can be easily opened and closed, and containers that are easy to clean.

Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness

  • Consider the impact your food storage solutions have on the environment. Choose containers made from eco-friendly materials that are easy to recycle.
  • Choose containers that help reduce waste, such as containers with airtight lids that keep food fresher for longer or containers made from biodegradable or compostable materials.

Types of Kitchen Storage & Essentials

Types of Kitchen Storage & Essentials

Get the low down on all the types of kitchen storage essentials right here. It can be hard to know where to start, but the below descriptions, you can decide what items you require for your kitchen.


Cabinets are popular for kitchen storage and organisation, providing ample space for storing dishes, cookware, and other kitchen essentials. Cabinets can be floor-mounted or wall-mounted. They come in various sizes and styles to fit different kitchen layouts and design preferences.

Drawers and Drawer Organisers

Drawers are a convenient and space-saving solution for organising items in the kitchen, like utensils, cutlery, and other smaller items that can get lost or cluttered in different types of storage. A drawer organiser, cutlery tray or divider can keep drawers mess free. Choose from full drawer organiser trays or individual drawer organisers to create a customised layout.

Shelves and Spice Racks

Shelves are an easy and flexible solution for kitchen storage and organisation. They can be mounted on the wall or added to cabinets and come in material options, including wood, metal, and plastic. Use shelves to store dishes, spices, and other kitchen essentials, and adjust them to accommodate items of different sizes and shapes.

Baskets and Containers

Baskets and containers are versatile solutions for pantry and kitchen cupboard organisation. They can store produce, dry goods, other food items, kitchen tools, and accessories. Containers come in wire, wicker, and plastic materials and are easy to stack or store on shelves or in drawers. At Harris Scarfe, you can shop from a wide range, including individual pieces or container sets. From microwave-safe sets of glass to storage containers with lids, choose from an assortment of brands like Lock & Lock, Decor, Pyrex and OXO, to name a few.

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Shop a range of canisters available in vintage-retro designs to modern contemporary options. From canisters for tea, coffee and sugar to gift sets and a wide range of glass jars - Harris Scarfe offers choices galore. Available from renowned brands like Kitchencraft, Smith & Nobel, Casa Domani and much more in a range of colours, materials and storage capacities - our canisters offer a combination of functionality and aesthetics aligned with a wide range of kitchen designs. Canisters are an excellent kitchen organisation hack, helping you keep your dry ingredients fresh and easily accessible. With a massive range of options, you can find canisters that fit your style, budget, and storage needs.

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Utensil jars and holders

Racks, utensil jars and holders are a practical solution for organising items in the kitchen, particularly in small or cluttered spaces. Use them to store cooking utensils, spatulas and other items. Shop from popular brands like Kitchen craft, Artisan and much more only at Harris Scarfe.

Hooks and hangers

Hooks and hangers are a simple and space-saving solution for organising items in the kitchen. Use them to store pots, pans, kitchen towels, and more. Or mount on walls or add to cabinets or drawers. Hooks and hangers come in various materials, including metal and plastic, and can be adjusted to accommodate items of different sizes and shapes.

Sink storage

Ensuring your kitchen sink is organised and hygienic is key to a healthy functional kitchen. Try easy to use sink caddies and sponge holders to ensure proper drainage for your sponge, dish brush and dish cloth. You may also consider a dish drying rack or drying mat if you do lots of hand washing to ensure your dishes are property dried and neatly organised.

Kitchen Bins

Whilst some may not consider a bin as a storage item, kitchen bins are essential to ensuring a tidy and organised kitchen. Shop for a stylish bin which has a stainless steel bin which is easy to wipe down and clean, or a matte black bin to fit in with your industrial or modern style kitchen. There are also lots of bin caddy options for sorting your green waste, recycling and compost.

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Kitchen Storage Solutions At Harris Scarfe

Top brands to look for

At Harris Scarfe you can find leading brands at great prices so you can get your kitchen sorted. Shop popular brands offering kitchen and food storage at Harris Scarfe, including Pyrex, Decor, Lock & Lock, Casa Domani, and Kitchen Craft. For durability and reliability, invest in storage solutions that will last for years to come and always look pleasing.

Optimise Your Experience With Kitchen Storage Solutions At Harris Scarfe

Choose practical, functional, and aesthetically pleasing kitchen storage and food organisers. The future of kitchen storage and organisation will likely be characterised by innovation and new technologies. As kitchens continue to be a central part of our homes, there will be an increasing demand for storage solutions that are both functional and attractive. Harris Scarfe makes it easy for you to shop for everything you need in our one-stop shop. You can buy online or visit your nearest Harris Scarfe store to make the most of your shopping experience. For more inspiration around kitchen organisation ideas and meal prep, don't forget to browse our Food Hub.