Organizing is always a hot topic, so I thought I’d throw a quick and easy idea into the mix.
Live in a rental? This one’s for you. Even if you don’t, it still might be for you!
If your kitchen cupboards have more space inside than shelves to maximize it, here’s a quick solution… and, you can take this solution with you when you go!
These Sunbeam wire racks are super strong, and don’t cave under the weight of stacked dishes.
Here’s a little look at how I’ve put them into play.
This is my cupboard for everyday dishes, well, except for the top shelf. I have 9′ ceilings, so the top shelf is like extra storage!
Can you see how much space there is between shelves. If you own your home, then purchasing extra shelves makes sense, but if you’re renting, that’s one home improvement idea you’ll want to forego.
Here you see a smaller cupboard, so the racks fit almost perfectly. And to protect the rims of the glasses and mugs, I lined these racks with rubberized shelf liner. But notice the circled areas on the photos.
This shelf was cut slightly smaller than the others, and was just barely deep enough to hold the rack. So I improvised a stopper to make sure the feet wouldn’t slip off the edge. The stoppers are actually Command Strip Cord Clips. They’ve been in place for a year and a half, and so far, so good!
I also put the wire racks to use in my buffet. I was able to put five along the back for an almost perfect fit, and what a difference they make.
You know how it goes, right? China, special dishes, fragile treasures…
I had to fit all of this in, and still be able to access it. And this wasn’t all of it!
Before the wire racks, everything was tediously stacked, and it was hard to access the things at the bottom not to mention the pieces in behind them.
Here’s a look at the buffet all loaded up.
I like the way the racks safely separate and elevate the dishes now. And notice, no sagging under the weight!
Just in case you’re interested, the racks come in white like you see here, or chrome. The white is not rubber coated, it is the actual wire painted white. There are two sizes in the basic rack – square, 10″D x 10″W x 5.5″H, which I’ve used here, and rectangular, 8.5″D x 16″W x 5.5″H. You can also get a corner rack that is designed specifically for plates, and all racks are available at Canadian Tire.
Here’s a bonus tip for an unlikely spot to use these racks…
That’s right. The fridge freezer! Doesn’t it drive you crazy trying to place your freshly filled ice trays, you know, so the water doesn’t spill everywhere? That’s what drove me to this organizational solution! Notice, the rack is turned so you can slide the trays on and off!
Have you ever tried these wire racks? What other solutions do you use to maximize spaces like this behind closed doors?
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY!
P.S. ~ Just to make sure there’s no confusion, this is not a sponsored post!
Photography by Sheila Zeller