Monthly Archives: February 2012

Kitchen pull out shelves

Pull out shelves are shelves that can be pull out for easy access to a host of things.   They can be used in a child’s playroom by sorting pull toys from games, or if a child has a massive Lego collection, the shelves or bins can beused to separate colors or different types of


Kitchen (Photo credit: deborah|silverbees)

Lego’s.   Pull out shelves can also be used in kitchen as well, and for most kitchen organization, they are a must.  Here are some ideas for the different uses a set of pull out shelves can make in the kitchen.

Pots and pans.   In a cabinet, there can be three sections, big pots, small pots, and pans.   To keep from sorting through hundreds of pots and pans to get to one roaster, everything is layered, but sitting on a shelf.  Pull out the shelf to get the roaster and the rest of the pots and pans are never touched.

Waste bin.   There is a shelf for waste bins too.   The neat thing about this system for waste bins is guests never have to see them.  The waste bin is tucked away under the sink, and when there is a mess to clean up around the sink, it can be easily transferred to the waste bin.  Most systems come with one or two waste bins, so it is possible to use them as a recycling center.

Boxes.   When organizing a kitchen, boxes need a place too.   Rather that is a box that holds cereal or trash bags, use these shelves for deep cabinets, see what is in there, and get what is needed.   No more tumbling over boxes to figure out the contents of a particular box.

Kitchen pantries.   Many newer (and some older) homes come with kitchen pantries as a standard in the home.   If the home does not come with one, then the kitchen is being remodeled to include one in it.  With this in mind, kitchen pantries need a pull out system too.   Many can be installed with either a shelving unit that comes with a pull out drawer organizer or with pull out shelves.   Shelving units in the kitchen pantry work the same way as the cabinets to hold anything from pots and pans to cans of soda.   Shelving units with a pull out system can also reduce clutter in main kitchen area where there is often high traffic from the family gathering to holiday parties.  Pull out shelves can also house linens for the dining room table as well as candles for that intimate setting for two.

So pull out shelves are very functional and can ease a ton of messes and clutter.  Just remember to clean them out every once in a while to keep from hiding the clutter in these areas too.


Kitchen organizers for small spaces.


kitchen (Photo credit: craftapalooza) A small kitchen functions well if kept organized.

Have a small space for a kitchen? Is the kitchen of your dreams made for a boat? Not everyone is blessed with a big kitchen that can hold all the secrets in the world, but with a little tweaking, that small kitchen can look like the Taj Mahal of kitchens, and still keep it’s cuteness that anyone can fall in love with it.
Going Up. Space is an issue, anyone can see that, but kitchen organization is all about making things work, and in this case, space can actually be a friend. How? By putting up shelving units. Shelving units do not always have to be put on the ground; they can be hung on the wall in groups of 3. Use one shelf for cookbooks, and manuals to the small appliances. Use another shelf for the small appliance (make sure to measure for greatest space). The last shelf can be used for going out the door things, such as keys, lunchbox, and wallet. If the cabinets happen to have a shelf on top, use that for seldom used items, or to decorate with.
Slender Kitchen Organizers. Small armoires are perfect for bowls and other dishes, if the small kitchen is not a galley kitchen. They often have drawers to store towels, napkins, or one might have a center just for the children for when they like to help out in the kitchen. To keep the drawers nice and tidy, an added on kitchen accessory would be an drawer organizers. From there, utensils can be stored inside, divided up in their own little cubby holes. Drawer organizers come in either one solid unit or a better one would be drawer organizers that allows the user to configure the drawer according to the size and shape of the utensils.
Pulling a double shift. With all areas of the home, it is important that a container pulls double duty. This is extremely important in a small kitchen. For example, while a bowl is good to mix treats in, why not use it as a fruit bowl in the refrigerator? An oven can be used to hold pots and pans when not in use. A pitcher serves as a items to water plants with as well as to keeping kids hydrated in the summertime. A pitcher can also hold large utensils like knives and long-handed spoons. A shot glass can be an excellent decorator for votive candles, or hold small items on a window sill. Do not limit to just using kitchen accessories, either. Any office accessory can be used to hold gravy mixes or packets of drink mix. The point is to use what is available in the home first before running out to get a container. It saves time and money.
Whatever the kitchen size is, it should always be organized and well stocked. No one likes chaos, especially an organized chaotic mess. These ideas should help bring a kitchen to life, no matter what.

Kitchen Pantry Organizer – Selecting the right Organizers

The concept of kitchen pantry cabinet developed in the classic kitchens that had pantry rooms developed extending from the kitchen. These pantries ended up compact rooms the cook would use to keep their water jars, greens, bags of grains and containers. Other cumbersome possessions would also be kept in that out-of-the-way storage area. This is no longer the usage of kitchen pantry cabinets observed in most kitchens.

When you have a big kitchen, you may consider obtaining the largest pantry cabinet obtainable, that’s actually more than six feet tall, and wider than five ft. This should be more than enough to store all of your sundries.

Of course you will not attempt to squeeze this size of a pantry cabinet into a smaller kitchen, as it will cramp the space by using an excessive percentage of room. Also, you may want to resist the temptation to put excessive food with the kitchen pantry cabinets, because there is so much space. Expired food may become a problem if food is not visible and not rotated properly.

One of the most important things about the kitchen pantry cabinet system is that you’ll find swing-out models that mount within the cabinet on hinges that let you move shelves from the front of the cabinet out to the place you can get to the back easier. This may make for terrific storage as well as easier retrieval. You simply won’t be able to go wrong using this strategy.

An terrific kitchen pantry cabinet organizer is definitely the Kitchen Cabinet and Pantry Organizer Devices from These convert the area at the rear of your display areas with cabinet pull-outs that take up every last ounce of area offered to get used as pantry room.

A single reason to contemplate also is if you really need to have all of this product right here on this pantry? Clear away objects which are hardly ever used. Xmas holiday platters, cookie cutters, and decorations do not need to be within your way all 12 months. Store items out of your kitchen and retrieve them again in when you are ready to use them for the holidays.

There are plenty of basic solutions to clearing the clutter and making your everyday life less demanding. Your kitchen pantry cabinet is really a great spot to start out.

Online Shopping Your Way to Kitchen Organization

Back in the 1960s, women started a movement that would forever change the way people shop. It was called a Tupperware party. This was the place where women would go to socialize and look at all the new kitchen accessories of the decade. There were kitchen storage containers to hold food, make popsicles, gravy strainers, and even some kitchen accessories that held the kitchen storage containers. This was a way a way of life for some women, and some were brave enough to sign up to become consultants themselves, earning extra income to buy all sorts of things, as well as incentives such as free products.
Today, that practice still lives on in much the same way, only there are more companies for women (and a few good men) to choose from. From knives to baskets, pottery to bigger kitchen organizers, a person can pretty much outfit a kitchen without ever stepping into a store. Direct selling kitchen organizers and accessories can be done by a simple touch of going to a consultant’s website on a computer, and earning free product by just having an online party. The best thing about this system, which really started in the late 1800s with Avon, is a host can earn free product. This is a win-win situation for both the consultant, who is trying to earn sell credit, and a host who is trying to organize and care for the home.
A consultant is like a friend, who can come in and help sort out what a person needs are. This can be in the form of either physically entering the home or through a webcam connection. There may be way to just have an email or phone conversation. Whatever works best for the customer? Again, it all depends on the customer and the company. Once the customer orders, it is up to the consultant to check back with the customer to see how the product is working out, and if there are suggestions they might offer up.
Catalog companies like Ikea have taken notice of the direct selling concept and have incorporated it into their US stores. One thing that set Ikea apart from even direct selling companies is the DIY or Do it yourself approach. The item gets shipped to the home, and the customer puts it together. This keeps the cost down low in both the price of the item and shipping. Again, and customer service rep is there to help in case there are any concerns. The only difference is there are no incentives for free products, and no expert to help put the kitchen accessory together.
Ordering online or in the home, rather it is through an independent consultant or through a catalog can be rewarding when organizing a kitchen, and with an extra person, the homeowner can sort through the fluff, and have a beautifully, organized kitchen without the problems of shopping and standing in line to get that special basket to put pottery in. Just sit back, relax, and shop in pajamas at 5am when the mood hits. A great place to start is

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Kitchen cabinets … “Just a Box”

Kitchen Cabinets are Just Boxes
Kitchen Designers refer to cabinet units as “boxes” because that is what they are. They are large containers to hold stuff. You open a door and there is a big empty space inside to put items in. They are inexpensive to manufacture this way and everyone is in need of storage space.

Closet Organizers have been around long enough now that most people understand the benefits of taking that space and putting organizational items into that space that utilize all the space for the items that you need to store. Kitchen cabinets are very much the same. Dividing the large Box into smaller compartments that are easy to see and access is the goal of accessorizing your kitchen. Kids know where to look for the snack items that they are allowed to help themselves to. The primary cook knows where their favorite pan is kept and secondary cooks are able to find what they need even though they were not the one to put it away. Everything runs more smoothly when items are in their proper place. has everything you need to get your kitchen working like you always wanted it to. Whether it is an old kitchen that needs storage improvements or a brand new kitchen that was sent from the factory with each unit being an empty box we have accessories that will fit in your space to transform it the way you want

A room of her own: Repurposed spaces become creative havens for the woman of the house | Detroit Free Press |

A room of her own: Repurposed spaces become creative havens for the woman of the house | Detroit Free Press |