Use Drawers for Frequently Used Kitchen Items

I am about 4 ft. 12 in. tall, so in other words, I am pretty short. Standard cupboard shelves present a real problem for me. Then I thought "why do I have to use them for things I use everyday?" And the answer was, I don't!

I have these wonderful gliding drawers that are so easy to use, and deep to boot. So, I started putting things I use every day in them, to keep me from stretching and climbing! Works like a charm!

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By Sandra from Salem, OR

September 3, 20080 found this helpful

You can also use drawer dividers to make it even more efficient.

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September 30, 20080 found this helpful

I feel your pain! I am 5'2" and get tired of having to stand on a footstool to reach anything above the first level in the cupboard. The other day in the grocery store I had to ask a stranger to reach some juice for me that was on the top shelf. Kinda pathetic!

Marcie from Wisconsin

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September 17, 20120 found this helpful

I agree, you should make things as easy as you can for yourself. I don't believe there's a "kitchen police" so set your kitchen up to the way it suits you best! I am also short at 5'1" and what I've done in the upper cabinets is use some lazy susan's so that items are brought to the front.

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September 17, 20120 found this helpful

I agree, you should make things as easy as you can for yourself. I don't believe there's a "kitchen police" so set your kitchen up to the way it suits you best! I am also short at 5'1" and what I've done in the upper cabinets is use some lazy susan's so that items are brought to the front

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September 17, 20120 found this helpful

I agree, you should make things as easy as you can for yourself. I don't believe there's a "kitchen police" so set your kitchen up to the way it suits you best! I am also short at 5'1" and what I've done in the upper cabinets is use some lazy susan's so that items are brought to the front.

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September 17, 20120 found this helpful

There is no 4' 12". It goes to 4'11" and then 5'. So you are

5 feet even. Thanks for the idea, I am short also!

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August 9, 20140 found this helpful

I am very short also. My husband installed base cabinets made for a bathroom vanity. The countertops are just the right height for me to prepare food on. Then, you can hang the wall cabinets lower also.

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