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Organizing Kitchen Cabinets

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Whether your kitchen is small or large it's important to be able to work efficiently in your cooking space. Keeping your kitchen cabinets neat and tidy is a very important part of keeping your kitchen organized. This is a guide about organizing kitchen cabinets.


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March 17, 2016

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August 17, 2011

I live in a small apartment and have limited storage space. I love to bake and have lots of odd size pans and casserole dishes. I purchased several small plastic crates similar to a milk crate. These fit neatly in one lower cabinet. One holds my baking pans and cutting boards standing on end like books on a shelf and the other holds my odd shaped glass dishes in the same manner. These will not fall over when one is removed because of the limited space between them. I can find them easily and I don't have to climb up to reach a top cabinet.

By thegranwan from Waveland, MS

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October 31, 2013

This will help the vertically challenged person, such as I, to utilize those top shelves while being able to reach things. I arrange my cereal and cracker boxes like books on a shelf and I can reach the front edge and get them down. This also helps with those boxes which are too tall to stand upright on the shelf.



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September 15, 2009

Cut down a box lid to custom fit the shelf in your cupboard to place pans or dishes on, grab and slide out for easy reach and storage!

By Deb from Woodland, CA

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November 22, 20041 found this helpful

Conventional storage in many cupboards in the home leaves a lot of wasted space. To maximise this space I have added 'intermediate' shelving.

For example - my office area is a bench 20' deep along the end of the kitchen. Underneath I have a 12' shelf to hold A4 files and A4 printer paper boxes used to store stationary, receipts, gift wrapping, computer supplies, etc. Because the shelf is set back it doesn't get in the way when you sit at the desk.


When I had new kitchen cupboards built I felt there was a lot of 'head room' wasted so I got the builder to make removable mini shelves which were half the height and half the depth of the top shelf. These were basically just melamine 'n' shaped boxes which could be placed on the top shelf and have items placed on top and underneath which made much more storage space and also everything was much more accessible. Larger/taller items can still go on the bottom shelf.

The builder is making me a pantry at present so I have incorporated this idea into the design - there will be broad deep shelves with intermediate shallow shelves. Even a shelf the depth of a food can on 3 sides of the pantry will allow a much better view of what is in stock and make everything much more accessible - no more foodstuffs going out of date because you didn't know they were there!

This idea can also be incorporated into any closet, garage or storage area in the house, to already existing cupboards, at very little cost.

By Jo Bodey

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February 15, 2010

When I had to open my utensil drawer to put away the pancake turner, I would look around and see what else needed to be put away in that drawer while I had it open.

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October 22, 20040 found this helpful

Upon cleaning out my cupboard this last time, I found that placing everything into plastic ziplock bags or container made everything easier to get to and to organize.

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September 24, 2008

If you are like me and have limited space and keep plastic containers, I found a great solution. Keeping in mind the Nesting Dolls, I found that with a little planning, I can keep smaller ones inside bigger ones, inside even bigger ones!

nesting containers

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May 22, 20170 found this helpful

A Lazy Susan cabinet can be a very efficient way to store things. This is a guide about organizing a lazy susan cabinet.

Organizing a Lazy Susan Cabinet

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February 2, 2006

Go to dollar store and buy small plastic baskets to fill with products like oil, vinegar, spices, marsala wine, vanilla extract, etc. and then put them in your cabinets...

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June 8, 2012

The inside of your cabinets can provide some excellent organizational space. Put some hooks at the back of the cabinet or attach a piece of pegboard or cork board in the back and use this space to hang small kitchen utensils, pot holders, and various other small items.

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November 2, 20110 found this helpful

This is a guide about organizing baking pans and cookie sheets. Baking pans, cookie sheets, and other bakeware can be difficult to organize. They come in many different sizes and configurations.

Organizing Cookie Sheets

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December 18, 20040 found this helpful

Don't stack things too deep, making things easy and convenient to get in and out of your cupboards and closets.

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