Asked on Oct 6, 2017

Best way to organize inside of bottom kitchen cabinets.

Linda SikutJeanMw
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Problem is I have blenders, griddles, pots and pans then there is the can goods and all needs to be acessible since I am getting older. Several bottom cabinets but the top shelf is much more narrow than the base. Ideas appreciated, I like to cook but like being organized better and do not have open walls to install open shelves.

9 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Do you have a closet that is close? That's what I used. I had some shelves installed in them just outside of the kitchen. I used to have to go to my basement for these things but now they feel so close. The closet is under the stairs to the attic over the garage so it' not taking up any real room. Otherwise, you'll need to take out the things you don't use and put them somewhere else so you have the space for the things you do use in the kitchen. Do you have a corner cabinet that's not being used? A contractor might be able to install a lazy susan in there to give you more room. Good luck!
  • Archie
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I made pull out drawers for my bottom cabinets. They are not hard to make but you do need to be handy and have some tools. I used self closing slides from Home Depot.

  • B. Enne
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Regarding your bottom cabinets, pot & pan or regular drawers or pull-out shelves are the easiest to use, if you can have them installed. There are after-market slide-out shelf kits you can add. If I were to put in new cabinets today, I would opt for more drawers, since everything is contained.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I, too have a closet in the dining room that I keep the most often used larger appliances. The rest go in the basement in the storeroom shelves. I always keep the boxes they come in so I can find what I need and everything that goes with it is in one place. If you have a bottom cupboard to put them in, put in the least often used ones in the back and the ones you use all the time in front. I have grandkids over, so I have one lower double cupboard I put all my plastic containers in, love to play with them. Hidden behind them is my glass casserole dishes and a few other glass mixing bowls, etc. that they can't reach. I have one cupboard that doesn't go to the ceiling like the rest do, and I store a couple of things up there that are shorter. Yes, I do have to get my three step ladder out, but I have to do that to get to the top shelves of my cupboards anyway, so that is no problem for me.
  • Mw
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I have bought plastic containers and the long side fits to the back of cabinet and I just pull out the container and get item out. I have to make sure they don't come
    all the way out or they will fall on floor but much easier than getting on my knees to look for items. Not the best way to solve problem but the cheapest way.

  • Jean
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I put some heavier less used items like crock pot in a hall closet where they can be almost waist high. In the small back shelves in kitchen I put smaller sauce pans that are light enough for me to reach in with 1 hand and grab handle. That way I don't have to crawl in with both hands to get something. Things like large plastic colander or mixing bowls can work too.
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 8, 2017

    You're welcome.
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 8, 2017

    You're welcome.
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