A PAIR of professional organisers have given their top tips on how to make your kitchen feel more spacious.
Alison Lane and Joanne Alexander, 43, are experts in decluttering everything from wardrobes to entire houses.
The best friends launched Sorted in Glasgow last year and soared to success while helping both families and young professionals create an organised living environment.
They noticed that kitchens can end up being one of the most cluttered rooms in the house, with a limited amount of space to fit both food and cookware into.
But Ali and Jo have a handful of tips to stop your kitchen shelves and counters from overflowing.
The duo said: "To keep you kitchen looking airy and give a feeling of space we suggest keeping worktops clutter free as much as possible.
"This means you have to be inventive with with your cupboard space to maximise your available storage."
To start with, the pair suggested purchasing storage boxes that can hold lots of items and be pulled out for use.
That way punters can make use of the full depth of their cupboards, but still be able to access items.
It's easy for essential items you buy often to be forgotten about at the back of the cupboard until they rot, and this takes up unnecessary space.
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Ali also advised getting large glass pantry jars with labels to store small items in a decorative way.
She shared: "There are certain little bits I want out on display that I think adds to the aesthetic of my kitchen. I've got rice and pasta and tea, coffee, sugar.
"We use them for laundry as well, laundry powder and detergent.
"Make a feature of your washing powder and softener by decanting into beautiful glass jars and putting them on display in your utility space."
Ali and Jo recommend over the door organisers for storing smaller items that you need regular access to.
This can include kitchen cleaning materials, and cooking utensils.
Under shelf storage baskets can also utilise the full height of cupboard spaces.
An area people often don't think of using to its full potential is the under sink space.
Jo suggests getting fabulous under sink storage shelves that fit around your pipes and plug holes.
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Finally, the pair advocate for kitchen roll holders that fix onto the underside on wall units.
They say this will keep your worktops clear and create a functional space for cooking.
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