This somewhat obvious solution for adding kitchen storage is easy to overlook. But, if you’re struggling with space in your kitchen cabinets, have you considered adding more shelves? How about corralling little items into baskets (they’ll take up less space than when they’re spread out)?
This week I set out to add shelves and get my kitchen a little more organized.
Most kitchen shelves are made of laminated particle board/ MDF. I found additional shelves in the closet organizing section of my local Home Depot store, but you could probably find something similar at any home improvement store. We also had saved the shelf from the cabinet where we installed the garbage can. That cabinet was so deep that we were able to cut 2 small shelves from it! (We cut it at home, but often home improvement stores will do the cuts for you.)
We took out the shelf we wanted to copy and my husband used it as the guide to cut the new shelves. It only took him a few minutes to make all the cuts. I followed with a light sanding on the cut edges and the new shelves were ready to go.
We inserted these little pegs for the shelves to sit on.
My favorite update was this corner shelf where the vertical space was definitely not being utilized.
In this cabinet, I wanted a shelf for lids. I have a lot of bowls, and most of them have a lid. We added a shelf lid and it is awesome!
If you want more storage, use that vertical space inside the storage you already have. Add shelves!!
You may have also noticed that those little ramekins and tiny Le Creusets disappeared, but that’s because I organized them into a basket. Now they will be so much easier to use and much safer! (I used kitchen cloths to protect the Le Creusets inside the basket.)
All of this organizing really helped create more space in the cabinets. Now I can get to everything so easily. Yay!!!
Moments like this make me really like organizing.
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