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Kitchen Cabinets Organized !

How to get your Kitchen Cabinets Organized – Quickly and easily, using only one type of inexpensive basket – no DIY knowledge (or any tools!) required !

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Today I’m hanging out my dirty laundry .. uhm, messy kitchen cabinets, actually!  I am (most of the time) a fairly well organized person in my kitchen – I repeat, in. my. kitchen.

I know where everything is, it’s just a pain in the backside to get to most of the stuff.

So, here we are .. I decided to clean up a bit and get my Kitchen Cabinets Organized.

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Right, see the basket thingy above?  I’m sure you have seen it before, or maybe you have some!

These baskets are called Under Shelf Wire Racks which you hook over a shelf. They are all over Pinterest, in most home stores – everywhere !

Then why did I not get some ages ago??  No idea !  Maybe ignorance or I might have thought it won’t be strong enough …

I started off by buying two (for one cabinet). After we slipped them in place, I was so impressed, I bought another two for the cabinet next to the one already done.


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Small problem solved easily

We had a slight problem – when we slipped the clips over the shelf, the cabinet door banged against it and wouldn’t close properly.

Nothing huge – we made some grooves into the front piece of the shelf and Voila! .. problem solved.  You can see we painted the open wood to blend in.

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Right, here we have the first two slipped over the shelf’s edge and a bit later we did the same with the 2nd shelf.

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A Closer look – This is my everyday plates, soup mugs and a few things I use for the blog. Normally we use the larger, square plates and as you can see, they’re at the bottom of the stacks.

Now, to most people that’s not a problem (or is it?). Me, personally .. I hate taking the top plates down to get to the bottom plates and re-stack the lot again.

The Unused Space needs no chit-chat – it’s available, but I’m not using it !

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Now, look at the AFTER – the only “mixed” stack, is the one on the top shelf, next to the Soup mugs – that’s fine, I use that mostly for blog photos, so I do not mind them being stacked.

Before the Kitchen cabinets were a mess !

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Okay, here we get to the messy part – one of the busy cabinets. The coffee/tea bar is right below this cabinet (the everyday mugs are also on that bar).

Besides one or two items, all this do belong in this cabinet – the cereals. The breakfast bar is immediately to the right of this cabinet), all types of beverages, except the Coffees I like to keep in the refrigerator.

Polenta, rice, sugar, odd cups/mugs, coffee filters – these belong here, but definitely not like this !

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Let me show you a couple of peeks – the tea cups? in the far back corner behind other items ?

How to get your Kitchen Cabinets Organized - Quick and easy ! #Organizing #Storage #KitchenCabinets

Uhm, yes, I have these cereal containers .. no, not using them, just stuff the bag of cereal on top – why not ? That ended today !

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What do I have here behind, yet, another box of cereal? 2 Minute Noodles …. didn’t know we had some – aanndd all the packages expired early 2013!

You see what happens when one can not SEE what’s in the cabinets?!

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I am forever searching for the correct size/type coffee filters – there’s some at the back, mmm.  Odd mugs, all over the shelf.

Kitchen Cabinets Organized

So much nicer after we added the baskets !

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Finally, with the new wire racks, I sorted everything, threw out a lot (expired!).

The top shelf here, is not utilized 100%, there are loads of space left behind the Milo, Nesquik etc, but I’ll transfer some other items, which I do not use often, into this area.

I am quite short and can not reach the back of the top shelf anyway, so no biggie there.

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How to get your Kitchen Cabinets Organized - Quickly and easily, using only one type of inexpensive basket - no DIY knowledge (or any tools!) required

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $ 16.99

Materials

  • Under Shelf Wire Racks (see note below)

Tools

  • None required

Instructions

  1. Simply slide over a top shelf to add more storage space to the lower shelf

Notes

  • Price and quantities are depended on individual needs

Did you make this project?

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So inexpensive – but makes such an impact !

These baskets are inexpensive and so easy to use, I’m glad I finally caught on and think my cabinets look much, much better and more organized !

If you are anything like me,,, next time you see something like this, which makes sense, easy to use and is cheap – don’t wait – get some and start organizing !

And remember, these baskets can be used on any shelf, not only in the kitchen.

ps: I’m getting more for the other cabinets in the kitchen as well – SOON!

UPDATE (2017) : Also see our new Walk-In Pantry where I have used these baskets !

LINDA

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junkstuff4me

Monday 1st of August 2016

These would be great in a camper pantry too! Ohhhh..I really need to clean and organize my pantry!

Kathi Riemer

Wednesday 16th of April 2014

I need under the shelf baskets! Thank you for sharing this amazing pantry makeover!Kathi

Rita

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Your pantry looks amazing. Can you come over and do mine? :-)

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Camila Rojas

Monday 30th of September 2013

That is an awesome tips. I had used those baskets in my closet but never thought of using them on a cabinet! well thought Linda!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with more amazing shares! Hope you are having a marvellous week!!!

XOXOCami @ TitiCrafty.com

Ave T

Sunday 29th of September 2013

What a difference! Seems that I need some wire racks too! Visiting via Bewitch Me & Titi Link Party.

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