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Instant Kitchen Storage: Two 10-Minute Projects

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Here are two simple projects to organize items in your kitchen. The best part is that each project takes 10 minutes or less to do.


Project #1: Super-simple spice storage

This storage project will actually take you five minutes to pull off. Tiny spice containers are one of the worst things to store in a drawer or cabinet because they get lost among all the taller spices and everything else you've got jammed in there.

Super simple spice storage
Project #1: Super-simple spice storage


The solution? A spring tension rod, the same type used between window jambs for curtains. You can find them in various lengths at home centers. Just install it in the back of your cabinet and line up your small spice jars on it. Voilà! A tiny spice paradise!



Watch this video to see how easy it is to create your own spice storage rack.



Project #2: Measuring cup and spoon hang-up

You're wasting valuable space by storing your measuring cups and spoons in a drawer. Why not take advantage of the unused space inside your cabinet doors and hang them there instead?


Measuring cup and spoon hang-up
Project #2: Measuring cup and spoon hang-up

Just screw a strip of wood horizontally inside your cabinet door. Make sure you position it so the measuring cups will hang between the shelves so the door closes properly. Add a second strip for measuring spoons. Then, screw on cup hooks and hang up your cups and spoons. Instant organization!


Check out this video to see how easy it is to store your measuring spoons and cups.


— Elisa Bernick, Associate Editor


Find more instant kitchen storage ideas:


Kitchen Storage Solutions: Pantry Storage Tips and Cabinet Organization Tips


Organization Tips for Your Kitchen



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    • by posted on

      I love the idea of hanging up the measuring cups and spoons! I can never find mine when I need them!

    • by posted on

      I totally agree Fowler!  Not only is it handy - but it looks great too.

    • by posted on

      Another great idea for kitchen cabinet storage is actually little boxes or baskets for different types of condiments and spices. And if they are stackable within the shelves that's even better - when you stack vertically there's always more space for everything!

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