QUICK & EASY SOLUTIONS: FIT MORE INTO YOUR CABINETS
Maximize efficiency in your kitchen by adding storage features that make the most of existing cupboard space.
USE THE BACK OF THE DOOR to add storage for measuring cups, cookware lids, foil and plastic wrap, or spices and canned goods, opposite. “Measure clearance from the bottom, top, and side of the cabinet frame to make sure you can close the door easily,” says professional organizer Kathy Vines.
PUT CORNERS TO WORK with lazy Susans or pullout racks, below, that provide smoother access to contents. Add stick- on LED lighting inside cabinets so you can see better, suggests professional organizer Jamie Novak. Even with these updates, corner cabinets work best for infrequently used items.
BE SMART about how you store items. Take individually wrapped items, such as granola bars and small bags of chips, out of the bulky packaging they come in and place in stackable containers. “Square containers butt up against one another to take advantage of every inch,” Novak says.