Need more space in your kitchen? These tips will help you take advantage of every nook and cranny to help you instantly organize and cut the clutter in the hardest working room in your house.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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