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10 Ways to Get More Storage Out of Your Kitchen Cabinets - Organizing Tips from Kitchn

10 Ways to Get More Storage Out of Your Kitchen Cabinets - Organizing Tips from Kitchn
From The Kitchn - October 20, 2017

When you think about it, cabinets are pretty much just gaping holes that can get really, really messy. If you do not have the right organizational systems in place in there, it does not matter how many cabinets you haveyou still wo not be storing and organizing to your kitchen's full potential.

Make over your cabinets with some of these creative solutions.

1. Adjust your shelves.

When was the last time you adjusted your kitchen cabinets' shelves? You do not need to keep them where they are just because it's where they have been. If you have a lot of wasted space between the top of your items and the next shelf, consider moving the top one down. Or if you are storing bottles on their sides (or on the counter) because they do not fit on a shelf, move some around so there's room.

2. Use shelf risers.

If you have that extra space described above and could really benefit from more shelves, consider shelf risers. They practically double the usable space on a single shelf.

3. Steal file holders from your home office.

Office suppliesespecially file folder holdersmake great organizers in the kitchen. Use one to stack pans, platters, cutting boards, and more either vertically or horizontally. Please note: We said home office. We do not advocate stealing from your employer!

4. Repurpose magazine holders.

While you are rummaging through your home office, keep this in mind: Magazine holders are the perfect size to hold water bottles. Grab some (ideally wooden ones, like these featured on Driven by Decor) and turn them on their side.

5. Pick up an extra dish rack.

This hack will help if you have little kids (and a ton of their dishes) in the house. But it's also useful if you happen to have a lot of seasonal melamine dinnerware. For the winter, you should pack the stuff away, but pin this idea now so that you can remember it come spring.

6. Add hooks to the doors.

7. Make a spice rack with a tension rod.

8. Get stackable containers.

9. Use the bottoms of your cabinets.

10. Use the sides of your cabinets.

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