I love new tips and tricks and sometimes I do stuff to help make things, well….. simple. 🙂 I tend to do stuff all the time and then think to myself “Now that was a good Idea why haven’t you shared that yet?” Which is true, why haven’t I? So here are just a couple of tips that I use in the kitchen .
I LOVE Hooks! They tend to come in handy in the most odd places sometimes!
So here are some of my favorite places in my kitchen that I use them:
On the inside wall of my cabinets under my gas range to hold skillets and provide more storage for pots and additional pans.
On the other inside wall of my cabinets below the range, I hang my splatter screens.
On the inside wall below where my mixer sits on the counter, is my mixer attachments (This really helps for drawer space!)
Here is a Collage I made to show different uses, I have 2 hooks on the inside of the cabinet door beside my dishwasher, The first pic shows scrub brushes, the second shows bottle and jar brushes, and the last (which is what I use them for) is for rubber bands that I have saved from sunday papers and hooks, check the next pic to see what I use them for.
So Now that Ive showed what I used the Hooks for, Here is a trick that I use often, I save the rubber bands from the Sunday Newspaper because they tend to be just the right length and can hold up to the job. So, what job is it that I use them for? Well………
This, I put them in the dishwasher from back to front to hold my stem glasses & wine glasses to keep them from turning sideways when washing (and to stop them from clinking together and sounding like they’re going to break) I found the hooks for another use (I can’t remember what for) and reused them for the rubber bands. I am sure that if you can’t find those hooks like I use, that you should be able to use an unbent paper clip. The great thing about this, is it helps solve a problem and doesn’t really cost anything. You can also use the bands to hold down bowls (keeps them from turning over and being full of nasty debris), baby bottles, lids, Etc.
Here’s the last trick I use. The cabinet below my Kitchen sink tends to be very limited on space, from all the pipes, lines for the dishwasher, and the garbage disposal, the space doesn’t hold a lot of cleaning supplies. I had an old curtain rod and decided, hmm I can hang this from the open gaps on both sides and put all the spray bottles on it. OMG what a difference it helped! I know everyone doesn’t have their cabinets cut open on the sides like mine is, but what about an old shower curtain rod? They’re spring hinged and don’t require any nails or screws.
So there are a few Kitchen Tips & Tricks to help organize your cabinets and free up some space.
What Tips or Tricks do you use to help organize your cabinets?