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We’ve put together some super innovative and creative ways to organize your kitchen starting with installing pull out kitchen cabinet organizers and using normally unused space like the backs of cabinet doors. Read on to learn how to make the most of every inch of your kitchen space. If you are interested in getting custom made pull out shelves for your kitchen cabinets, contact DIY Shelfworks today.

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Make Your Cabinets More Organized by Installing Pull Out Shelves

Pull out shelves can make organizing your kitchen cabinets a breeze. They are easy to install on your existing shelves and they can be custom made to fit any sized cabinet, big or small. They are especially convenient for seniors who have difficulty bending over and trying to reach items in the back of their cupboards and they are also perfect for someone who is in a wheelchair or who has accessibility challenges.

Organize Your Spices with Pull Out Shelves

Some brands of pull out shelves come with the option of having a custom built spice rack to fit perfectly inside and help keep your spices totally organized. It is also simple to remove to make cleaning a breeze. A pull out spice rack is wonderful for kitchen organization as it will:

  • Prevent your small jars of spices from getting lost in the back of your cabinet.
  • Save you from having to bend down and reach around in the farthest, darkest corner of your cupboard to see if you actually have a jar of oregano.
  • Help you save money as you won’t buy yet another bottle of cinnamon when you already have two hidden in the back of your spice cupboard.
  • Free up precious countertop space that an outdated spice rack is currently using.
  • Save you time when you are preparing supper as you won’t need to be endlessly searching for the next spice that you need to add to your recipe.

Use a Peg Board on a Pull Out Shelf to Organize Your Plastic Containers and Lids

peg board with a sliding drawer

Source: MerryPad

This super idea courtesy of MerryPad demonstrates how you can use a sliding drawer to be even more organized. Cut a piece of pegboard to fit on top of your sliding drawer and insert pegs to keep your plastic containers and lids neatly in place and easy to find. They will no longer fall over when you pull them out and your can easily store them according to size and shape.

Sort Like Items Together with Wicker Baskets

We love this innovative and creative idea from Driven by Decor. Instead of using plastic bins to store like items together, be a little more original and purchase wicker baskets of various sizes. Use a hot glue gun to attach a mini chalkboard to the end for easy labelling. The great thing about these chalkboards is that you can erase and re-label them an infinite number of times for easy re-purposing. For example, you could keep all the supplies that you use to clean your kitchen in one basket, then place your basket on one of your sliding shelves and when it is time to clean, lift off the whole basket in one easy action instead of having to select each item individually.

Use Economical Pine Boxes to Keep Recipe Items Together

pine crates

Source: PB&J Stories

If you don’t want to shell out the extra cash for wicker baskets but you’d still like an alternative to plastic bins, purchase inexpensive pine wood boxes or better still, keep the ones that mandarin oranges come in. This super and economical suggestion came from PB&J Stories. You can stain them the colour of your choice and label them either directly as in the picture above or using mini chalkboards. Group the ingredients for your favourite recipes like Sunday morning pancakes, into one box that you can quickly lift off of your pull out shelf and be enjoying that tasty treat with your family in no time.

Hang Up Your Spray Bottles to Keep Them Easily Accessible

towel bar for spray bottles

Source: HomeRoad

Towel bars are not only good for hanging towels as you can see from this cool and simple idea from HomeRoad – Repurposed & Reloved. Just hang an over-the-door towel rack on the inside of your cupboard door. Hanging your spray bottles on the rack will free up extra space in your sink cupboard. If you don’t like the look of this style of rack on the outside of your door, you can get extra handy, pull out a screwdriver and screw in a conventional towel bar to the inside or your door instead.

Organize Your Daily Life Behind a Closed Door

Kitchen organization not only means organizing your foodstuffs and appliances, but it can also play a vital role in getting you and your priorities organized as well as demonstrated by this super cool idea from Two Twenty-One. The author has found another great use for the backside of her cupboard door. Using Command™ Medium Picture Hanging Strips you can simply hang up a cork board to pin up any paper messages you need to keep and dry erase board to record important information, reminders or your daily schedule. A Command™ Quartz Key Rail is also a great place to keep an assortment of keys so you never lose them again.

Want Help Organizing the Rest of Your Home? Check out these great articles.

How to Organize a Bedroom with Too Much Stuff
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Pull Out Kitchen Cabinet Organizers: For the Best in Kitchen Organization

Installing pull out kitchen cabinet organizers will greatly help your kitchen cupboard organization. They allow you to view every item inside, even those at the very back, quickly and easily. DIY Shelfworks will custom make your very own sliding shelves to fit inside your existing cupboards perfectly. Our high-quality pull out 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.

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