Racks for canned goods
Use closet racks as cabinet organizers. Trim
the racks to length with a hacksaw and then
mount screws to the back side of the face frame
to hold the racks in place. The back side of the
rack simply rests against the back of the cabinet.
Now you can easily find your soup and check the
rest of your inventory at a glance
Video: How to Organize Your Pantry
Elisa Bernick, an editor at The Family Handyman, will show you a quick and easy way to organize your canned goods in your kitchen pantry. This very easy and quick project utilizes wire shelving.
Wine glass molding
T-molding designed for wood floor transitions makes a
perfect rack for stemware. Just cut it to length, predrill
screw holes and screw it to
the underside of a shelf.
For a neater look, use
brass screws and finish
T-molding is available wherever
wood flooring is
sold. A 4-ft.
Video: How to Store Wine Glasses
Kitchen storage is always valuable real estate. Elisa Bernick, an editor at The Family Handyman, will show you how to store wine glasses with an easy and inexpensive DIY project that will keep your glassware out of the way and easy to access.
Stop drawers from falling out
To keep a drawer in the cabinet where it
belongs, drill a hole in the side of the box and
make this stop with
a dowel, a screw
and a fender washer.
It's easy to make
and to remove.
Plastic bag holder
An empty rectangular
tissue box makes a convenient
holder for small
garbage bags, plastic
grocery bags and small
rags. Simply thumbtack
it to the inside of a cabinet
If your spices are jammed into
a drawer with only the tops
visible, this nifty rack that
slips neatly into the drawer
will solve the problem. And
it only takes an hour to
build. Make it with scraps of
1/4-in. and 1/2-in. plywood
Small spice containers use shelf space in -
efficiently and are difficult to find when
surrounded by taller bottles
and items. Use a small
rod ($3) as a simple
shelf. It's easy to install
and strong enough to
support the spices
Video: How to Make a DIY Spice Rack
Elisa Bernick, an editor at The Family Handyman, shows you a new use for a curtain rod. This simple project uses a curtain rod to organize your spices to give you more room in your kitchen cabinets.
Most kitchen base cabinets
lack vertical storage space
for big, flat cookware like
cookie sheets and pizza
pans. To provide it, just
remove the lower shelf, cut
a vertical panel of plywood
and fasten it at the cabinet
bottom with furniture
braces and at the top with a
strip of wood. Drill holes for
the adjusting pins to match
the original locations and
trim the shelf to length.
Don't file away the manuals for your kitchen and bath
fixtures. Instead, slip them into a zip-top plastic bag and
hang the bag in the cabinet under the sink. They'll always
be right where you need them. Toss in paint samples and
spare cabinet hardware too
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Measuring cup hang-up
Free up drawer space by hanging measuring cups inside
a kitchen cabinet. Position and mount a wood strip so
that the cups will hang between the shelves and allow
the door to close completely. Mount a second strip for your
measuring spoons, then screw in cup hooks on both strips.
Video: How to Organize Your Kitchen Measuring Cups
Elisa Bernick, an editor at The Family Handyman, will show you an easy way to organize your kitchen measuring cups so that they are easy to access and will free up room in your kitchen drawers.