I’ve not been feeling so good these last couple of days so in my flu induced state I bring you a post that I originally wrote for the lovely site How Does She. Enjoy!
Are you feeling a little cramped for space? How would you like to literally double the amount of space you have in your cupboards? Here are some ideas using inexpensive wire shelves that will help you do just that. These shelves can be purchased at most department stores and I’ve noticed that the dollar store in my area has even started selling them.
Add a Shelf
They can be used in cupboards as an extra shelf for dishes or even in your pantry for your cans and other non-perishables.
Another neat trick is to use them in deep bookshelves to create two rows of books and still be able to see what you have in behind that first row. If you find they are too tall you can always cut them down to fit. You may find it necessary to put a simple piece of poster board on top to keep the books from falling through.
Add a Drawer
In one of my bathrooms I don’t have any drawers, so adding these pull out wire shelves increases my bathroom space greatly. I’ve added some dollar store baskets to the shelves to further help me keep items sorted and organized.
I also really love these wire dividers that work wonderfully to organize cake pans, pie plates and cookie sheets. Rather than having everything all stacked up on one another, storing them vertically like this makes it super easy to grab what you need.
Similarly I also use one of these dividers in my office to separate my notebooks and other papers. This is a terrific way to avoid piling which usually only leads to buried papers that are hard to find. No more piles!
And my latest one that I just recently purchased to help me corral my hair dryer and flat iron. It’s attached to the inside door on the cupboard underneath the bathroom sink. It’s not 100% ideal but it’s working for now until my oh so coveted Styling Station becomes available for purchase :)
Do you think any of these ideas would work for some of your trouble clutter spots?