Created More Space In The Kitchen With These Storage Solutions
Organizes pots, pans and lids
Stores heavy glass measuring bowls and pans
Beautiful shelf stores cookbooks and gives me a bit of display space
Adrienne shared some of the kitchen storage solutions her family helped her install to organize her kitchen cabinets.
When we downsized to a much smaller home my kitchen suddenly became cramped and I realized I had to get rid of some items that were not used often.
However, my cookbooks were something I was not willing to compromise on, and my pots and pans were a mess.
For Christmas, my father-in-law and my husband created and built a beautiful cabinet to go in a small amount of wasted space in the kitchen to utilize it better and free up storage space over the stove for less used items.
The pots and pans were more of a challenge, but they went to a home improvement store and purchased pull out shelving and installed it in two areas in my kitchen to make it easier to get to items, and to properly store my pots and pans and their matching lids. It has made my life so much easier already!
Thanks for sharing your awesome pictures with me Adrienne. You have a wonderful family to help your organize kitchen cabinets and make more storage space for everything to fit better.
I was wondering what type of organizer you are using for your pot lids? I can't tell well in the picture, but I know lots of people love their lid organizers to keep them in some kind of organized state in their cabinets.
The one I'm showing on the left perhaps is similar, in that it slides out and holds both some lids and shallow pots (not deep ones).
In addition, I'd love to hear from more people that have used a particular type of brand of pot and lid organizer, to share which ones you like, or don't, and why.
***Update: I got a response from Adrienne telling me more about the lid and pot organizer she used. She says:
The lid storage system is one that stores the lids from smallest to largest starting in the front. It has a spot for up to 7 lids so even my big crockpot lid will fit. The bottom shelf holds my small pots and several different sizes of frying pans. The shelves are heavy duty so they can handle the weight. I got the pull out shelving from Lowes.
This is a before - but she said it was already decluttered
After - notice the shelf expander
Tina, from Dancing in The Fire blogged about her progress in week # 2 of the Organized Home Challenge too.
She provided even more photos than this, but these are the ones I chose.
First, I loved the picture of how she organized her flatware, including children's oddly shaped utensils, using these little slim organizing baskets (see picture on the right). These little baskets are such a great way to organize all kinds of small stuff in drawers, and are one of my favorite versatile and cheap storage solutions.
Next, I wanted you to see how she used a shelf expander (see example on the left) to create more shelf space. It basically uses what would otherwise by unused "air space" and makes more room for you to stack dishes or other items. I think it works well in her cabinet, and is something simple that can really increase storage in a small cabinet.
Kitchen Cabinet and Drawer Organization Before And After Pictures
Before and After
Stuff I got rid of!
Dawn also submitted several before and after pics from the Organize Kitchen Cabinets Challenge.
After completing the challenge this week, I was shocked to see how much stuff I had that I didn't need! I broke it down and did the cabinets with dishes and our kitchen storage closet in one afternoon. Then the next afternoon I did the cookware cabinets and the drawers that hold utensils and miscellaneous stuff.
I got rid of stuff I didn't use, moved things to a better location and then organized them in a way that made it easier for me to get things out of the cabinets. I thought about what irritates me when I go into each cabinet and corrected those problems.
I got rid of ten bags of stuff! Now I can't wait to get started on the food storage areas.
It feels so good to look into my cabinets and see the organization and lack of clutter.
Thanks Dawn for sharing those great pictures.
Wow! 10 bags of stuff decluttered. That is pretty darn awesome, and I'm sure it feels so freeing to you. Keep up the great work and enjoy your now more spacious kitchen cabinets and drawers.
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