Turn previously wasted wall space into a genius pots and pans wall with the help of Command Hooks ($10, amazon.com). Now, these clunky items are easier to grab and less-appealing items (like storage containers) can hide in the cabinets pots would otherwise occupy.
To make more space in your cabinet, add a riser ($7, amazon.com) for plates and bowls, then alternate the direction you stand your wine glasses to fit more onto your shelf.
If you don't consider your baking dishes day-to-day essentials, storing them out of reach is just fine. Here, two risers ($7, amazon.com) create ample room for nine dishes on two separate shelves.
Keeping tabs on the food you already have is all about creating categories that work for your household. Here, snacks go on the bottom shelf, while breakfast foods and sweets go on the second shelf. The third is left empty for inevitable overflow.
This filing organizer (similar for $6, amazon.com) is ideal for heavy serving platters, cutting boards and trays because it screws into the bottom of the cabinet and won't wiggle as you pull items in and out.
The inside of cabinet doors is one of most under-utilized spaces in most kitchen. Use hooks and caddies ($5, amazon.com) to add extra storage. And your grocery bags can organize themselves when you take the time to fold them up carefully.
Items that your family always keeps on hand are best stored in clear containers ($14, amazon.com) — this way you can see when you're running low and add them to your shopping list.
After adding plastic caddies ($6, amazon.com) to help organize your utensil drawer, go the extra step and nestle your spoons and forks together so you can fit in as many as possible.
Items like cast iron skillets and Dutch ovens should always go in the lowest cabinet possible, partly because it's safer to pull them out that way and you also won't have to worry about the shelf they're sitting on collapsing under their weight.
By adding extra shelves ($16, amazon.com) for spices, this previously wasted wall becomes a handy storage spot for dinnertime favorites.
Your storage doesn't have to be used in the way it was originally intended. Instead of hanging towels, this rack holds pot and pan lids whose counterparts are hung on the wall nearby.
When you store your pots and cooking utensils above your stovetop, everything you need is always at-hand.
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