OrganizationKitchen Cabinets and Countertop Makeovers – Taking Things Vertical

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When it comes to cabinets, there has never been a ONE SIZE FITS ALL scenario. Either kitchen cupboards are too tall, too narrow or there isn’t enough shelving. Kitchen space today is not very accommodating to the dimensions and design ideas of yesteryear. In fact, in most homes, counter and storage space is pretty dated. Narrow and dated spaces mean things get lost or forgotten very easily.

 

Although a full dream kitchen renovation is probably not in the budget, there are small improvements you can make right now to your cabinets. The good news is you don’t need to get out the sledgehammer or break the bank for help with organization. Racks and organizers are fantastic ways to utilize the space your kitchen has dealt you.

 

Pan Organizer
Pan Organizer
Pan Organizer

 

One space saving trick to use with any pantry or cupboard is to take things VERTICAL. It’s such a chore taking out all your skillets or sauce pans one at a time, and probably scratching them in the process. A skillet organizer will do the stacking for you. Keep all your cookware in one designated cabinet and also stored on this handy organizer rack. Stacking pans inside one another might be space efficient, but it is a sure way to damage your non-stick surface. Let the skillet organizer do the sorting for you with a separate shelf for each pan.

 

Bakeware Organizer
Bakeware Organizer

 

Similar to a bookcase, a bake ware organizer can easily let you sort through flat cookie sheets, cutting boards and cake pans without taking loads of dishes out. Free up wasted space in your cabinet by keeping things vertical and up on their side. The dividers easily allow you to sort through your pans and remove ONLY WHAT YOU NEED from the organizer, leaving everything else in place.

 

Lazy Susan
Lazy Susan
Lazy Susan

 

Some storage options people don’t think about is the countertop. Lazy Susans are a fantastic way to not only see everything you have with a quick rotation, but to grab those hard-to-reach jars in the back. With a simple turn, you get a 360-degree view of your spice and cooking oil inventory. The double tier shelves maximize your storage space and keeps olive oil, vegetable oil or other cooking necessities handy if you need to grab them in a pinch. This is a fantastic alternative to digging around in drawers or cabinets for stray spices.

 

Spice Rack
Spice Rack

 

Additionally, wall mount spice racks are extremely convenient ways of displaying what you have AT A GLANCE. Again, removing things from the cabinet is a great alternative to gaining more storage space. Mount this spice rack to the side of your cupboard or wall and keep everything within sight and within reach. It’s the most efficient way to house all of your herbs and avoid cluttering up your storage space.

 

Packet Organizer
Packet Organizer
Organizer Bin

 

VISIBILITY IS KEY when it comes to organization. You don’t know what you have if you can’t see it. If you need to store packets, bags or pouches, the packet organizer can show you exactly what you have at a glance. The tier dividers are perfect for different height packages such as, tea bags, seasonings or soup mixes. It allows for easy sorting and searching. Kitchen bins are great for jars or bottles. Transport your spices right next to you at the stove with the built-in handles make carrying your contents simple.

 

Expandable Shelf
Expandable Shelf

 

Expandable and stackable shelving are fantastic choices for your pantry. They not only work side-by-side to elongate your space, but they also stack ON TOP of each other for convenient tiered storage. Keep your canned goods, sauces and condiments on each tier to give you triple the storage space your cabinets usually have!

 

Make cooking fun again and lose the hassle of sorting, stacking and searching. There are a number of possibilities to make your time in the kitchen not only enjoyable, but a lot easier too. Your dream kitchen is closer to a reality than you think, it just depends on how you use it.