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Rolling shelves, also called pull out shelves or sliding shelves, are an easy and convenient way to get more storage space in your kitchen. Once you install new rolling shelves into your pantry or cabinets, you won’t ever want to go back! This article outlines why the rolling shelf is the ultimate kitchen storage hack, and how it will change your life! To learn even more about the pull out shelf and organizing your kitchen, contact the experts at DIY Shelfworks now!


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Rolling Shelves: An Overview

When you install your new rolling shelves, you will find your kitchen completely transformed. Rolling shelves make everyday kitchen tasks, such as getting ingredients, finding spices, or grabbing your kid’s favourite snack so much easier. There are tons of benefits when you install roll out shelves. Here are some ways that rolling shelves will change your life!


Increased Storage Space

Sliding shelves give you 100% accessible storage space. The average cabinet or pantry may give you 75% – if you’re lucky! You can maximize your storage capacity by being able to use every last inch of your cabinet – even the very back corners where you normally can’t easily reach.

Greater Kitchen Organization

Your cupboards will be so much more organized because you can neatly and easily place every item away in its proper place. You won’t have to worry about knocking over other items, or playing a game of Tetris every time you put away your groceries.


Customer Before & After Photo of installed DIY Sliding Shelves


Saves You Time – And Money

Your cooking and tidying up time will be greatly reduced because you will be able to see everything at a quick glance instead of having to blindly reach into a dark cupboard fruitlessly searching for the particular spice or pan that you need. You also won’t ever buy items you already have but completely forgot about!

Saves Your Back and Knees

Unlike regular shelves, rolling shelves come to you. With the pull out shelf, you will never again have to get down on your hands and knees or strain your back just trying to grab an item or ingredient from the very back of your cabinet or pantry.

Greater Independence

Rolling shelves can help you get your independence back. If you have mobility issues, then pull out shelves will mean that you will have the freedom to get what you need without having to ask for assistance. Simply slide out your shelf and select what you need!


How To Maximize Storage With Your Rolling Shelves

Adding the rolling shelf to your kitchen is the perfect way to maximize your storage space. That’s because they come in a wide variety of styles and heights, perfect for storing a wide variety of options! At DIY Shelfworks, we create custom rolling shelves to fit perfectly in your cabinets or pantry – no matter what the size!

To get the most out of your sliding shelves, you will most likely want to get a few different heights. The depth of your rolling shelf will help determine what items are best stored inside. Keep in mind that these are just storage suggestions – one of the best things about sliding shelves is how easy they are to customize to fit your unique and specific needs!


3″ Deep Rolling Shelves

If you are looking for the best place to store flat items like plates or pans, these shallow 3″ deep rolling shelves are the perfect solution. They are also a great way to help you gain easier access to your small appliances, like toasters and toaster ovens.




5″ Deep Rolling Shelves

The 5″ deep rolling shelf is the middle-of-the-road height, and a staple for your kitchen. These shelves are perfect for storing all of your snacks, cooking ingredients, canned food, and other items you keep in your pantry. The depth is ideal for your pantry as it is deep enough to stop food from falling out, but not so deep as to make it necessary for you to stack your pantry items in multiple layers.




7″ Deep Rolling Shelves

These 7″ deep rolling shelves are a great choice for organizing some of the harder-to-store items you have in your pantry. With added dividers, this 7″ shelf becomes the perfect spice rack or space for your tall cooking ingredients, like oils, seasonings, and vinaigrettes. You can also easily store difficult and awkward items, such as pans and trays, on their side! If you choose to skip the dividers, this deep shelf may be the perfect place to make your coffee maker, juicer, and other small but tall appliances more easily accessible.



Where To Install Rolling Shelves

One of the biggest reasons you will love your new sliding shelves is because you can install them almost anywhere in your kitchen (and your home – click here to learn about 15 unexpected uses for your home!) The only place you won’t be able to install them is in existing drawers that already pull out. Just within the kitchen, the opportunities are nearly endless.


Different sliding shelves from Glidingshelf.ca

Sliding shelves for under your sink

Under the sink is an often-forgotten space; a place of disorganization and frustration. Grabbing cleaning products from the back often means reaching over garbage cans or compost bins. It’s not a surprise if you knock over a few items before finally making it to the back! Rolling shelves help your under-sink space become an organized haven! Now cleaning is made even easier with sliding shelves.


Install in your pantry – or create a new one

Sliding shelves are great for installing in your existing pantry. However, with the magic of these products, you can actually create a pantry anywhere! Sliding shelves are stackable – as you can see in the third image above. With a bit of creativity, you can make your own fully-accessible pantry with just a few shelves.


Add to existing furniture

You don’t have to install your sliding shelves just in your cabinets or pantries. Why not add them to your china cabinet, kitchen hutch, or other storage space?


How To Install Rolling Shelves

You will love your new sliding shelves not only because they are easy to use, but they are also easy to install. You don’t have to be the consummate handy-person in order to install these shelves. Check out the video below to learn a bit more about installing shelves into a base cabinet or full upper shelf.


If you are still not sure about installing your own shelves, check out our How-To page, or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help you out!


Get DIY Rolling Shelves To Help Organize Your Kitchen!

Installing sliding shelves will give you some great ways to increase your kitchen cabinet storage and get you organized. They brilliantly hide everything away and allow you to view every item inside, even those at the very back, quickly and easily. DIY Shelfworks will custom make your very own gliding shelves to perfectly fit into your existing cupboards.

Our high-quality rolling shelves are 100% Canadian made and will be delivered to you in as little as two to three weeks through Canada Post. You can choose from either our premium 9-ply Baltic Birch or our more economical melamine shelves. They come in 3 shelf heights: 3″, 5″, or 7,” and have a limited lifetime warranty. Place your order today and get your kitchen cupboards organized like never before.

“Thanks Ryan…Looking forward to getting more drawers in our bathroom. They are wonderful. I no longer dread having to get down on the floor looking for pots and pans in the cupboards.”

– Patience, A DIY Customer!


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