Over the years I’ve had many different types of kitchens, mostly small, and quite a few kitchen organization products. I finally got a big kitchen and things just don’t seem to fit right in some of the drawers and cabinets. So, for the last six months I’ve been experimenting with kitchen organizers. Talk about fun!
The most recent fun was when my dad bought me a stand mixer for Christmas. It is beautiful but so heavy!
I found these simple Kitchen Appliance Mats for Moving Small Appliances to help the mixer slide back and forth on the counter. So far so good.
Note: If you purchase these, make sure not to cut them too close to the edge. They are made of a slightly stretchy material and if you cut too close to the edge of where you traced your lines, you could end up like I did. I cut right on the lines I traced and ended up with the large mat too narrow and just barely to the edge on the others. I ended up buying another set and I’m sure I’ll use the rest at one point. You also might want to leave a little flap in the front to help you pull out the appliance.
Drawers and Cabinets
I have a beautiful kitchen! However, the cabinets are not deep enough for my nice dinner plates and are too deep for some of my containers. I ended up purchasing several different containers and had to get creative. The picture below is a snack drawer.
My criteria: BPA free & airtight. This set was reasonably priced as of the writing of
this post. (Amazon pricing can change at any time.)
I can’t tell you how much I LOVE the EVERIE Pot Lid Organizer Holders. I bought four of them in two sizes. Another brand I purchased was quickly sent back because it was metal and scratched the sides of my pots and pans. This one does not scratch my pots.
After working with the under the stove and corningware cabinets as you see directly above, I’m considering purchasing the below pullout shelves. Knealing down and reaching to the back is not very easy on my husband and me. I’ll post if I go that route.
For your pantry or refrigerator, this Stackable Can Rack Organizer adds a little more space. If you have a wire pantry organizer, it may not work without Shelf Lining.
These Food Storage Bins with Handles help when you have wire shelving.
I use 2 different size Shelf Organizers – Spice Racks with 3 Tiered Levels for vitamins, spices, and anything else I need. I also added a clear organizer that has a lip, keeping the spices in place. However, if you have different size bottles, it may not work. Make sure to measure all spaces before buying any kitchen organizers, or any organizer for that matter.
These are some of the types of shelves I have around my home. When I first purchased shelf racks, they were coated wire or aluminum. Then someone came out with different ones that don’t have slats for your things to fall through. Though the wire ones are great for dishes.
Under Kitchen Sink Organizing
You know how you have everything just sitting on the floor underneath the sink? I measured and found a few products that would work. Here is the one I ended up purchasing.