Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Making the Most of Your Deep Cupboards and Cabinets

Do you have deep cabinets or cupboards that you find are difficult to organize and keep organized? One of my favorite tools is a turn table or lazy susan. I find these are especially great in corner cabinets.

Here's an example of the one in my kitchen.
The bottom shelf stores my spices and the top holds my baking items. I use clear stackable Tupperware containers to get the most of my space. The turn tables makes it easy to find what I need - no digging around.
The green baskets on top hold items that I don't use as frequently. One basket hold baking chocolate, birthday candles and cupcake liners. The other basket contains all my extracts and food colorings.
The are light and easy for me to reach to take out and slide back in.
I do have to maintain my system on occasion and re-organize, especially the spices. Yes, there are times I just quickly shove stuff back in-who doesn't, but it doesn't take too long to take back control.
This is a picture of my craft cabinet.
Again, I've used stackable Tupperware containers with labels to hold various embellishments and tools.
This corner cupboard is located right above my main work space. It holds my most used materials, such as adhesives and my favorite scissors.
The top shelf hold less used items and there is plenty of space to grow.
Lazy Susans work for me. For more Works For Me ideas, check out We Are THAT Family.


Tracey said...

I had a lazy Susan in a corner cabinet in our last house and loved it! I actually used it for cleaning supplies and it worked out great.

Kristi_runwatch said...

wow - that is beautiful! I do love an organized cabinet, but yours puts mine to shame! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

mub said...

I finally put one lazy susan in my corner kitchen cabinet and I love it! Yours look really big, where did you find them? Mine is kinda puny, but it's better than nothing *L*

Creative Junkie said...

I love lazy susans! I'm wondering how I can incorporate them into my laundry room as I hate the high, deep cabinets in there - I can't reach a thing.

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

Andy (CJ),
First think about what stuff would you be storing in the high cabinets. If you want, you can send me pics/emails to help with some ideas.

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

I get my lazy susans at Bed, Bath and Beyond. They generally carry three sizes!

Traci said...

I want that! Come to MI and help me have an organized kitchen. I want a nice spice rack organizer.

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

OK, I'm in! I would love to visit you in MI.

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