Is it just me, or does it feel like there is always something new that needs organizing in the kitchen area? In our house, we have a very limited amount of cabinet space & a whole lot of stuff that needs storing! I’ve already talked about how we save space using magnetic hooks and a wall-mounted knife rack, and I revealed a few of my favorite cabinet storage tips in my first Cabinet Storage 101 post. Today, we will tackle another little area: drinkware. All class. All glass. That’s just how we roll.
Wine & Dine:
Like a box of fine wine, our stemware storage is cheap & simple. We use one side of an under-cabinet stemware rack for our wine glasses, and I added S hook shower hooks to the other half of the rack to organize our coffee mugs. Easiest double duty storage hack EVER!
I couldn’t find my exact wine rack online, but here is a similar under-shelf wine rack from Amazon. I also found these shower hooks that would probably work even better than the ones I’m using!
I like using a two-tiered Lazy Susan turntable to store our regular drinking glasses. The extra shelf helps take advantage of vertical storage space, and the turntable allows me to actually reach the items up top since I can easily spin it & bring any item to the front.
True, it doesn’t take advantage of as much space as a cabinet shelf, but it definitely makes everything more accessible than a normal shelf. (If I had to reach the back of the cabinet, I’d need to use my folding step stool every time I got a little thirsty!)
Oh, and yes, I totally use a cabinet shelf to separate my dishes. It’s so nice being able to store everything in one place without having to lift the little plates off the big plates to use them! (Sometimes the smallest things make me so happy — you know I love using those cabinet shelves for everything!)
How do you maximize your kitchen cabinet storage?
I’m sharing this post at the Organize It! link party & at IHeart Organizing!
Oooo. The swivel style glass holder is COOL. Look at me, describing an organizational tool as cool. I really am getting old.
But it really is neat though.
Using a lazy susan to store your glasses is a genius idea!
Love those little racks! If all my wine glasses weren’t stemless, I would SO be doing this
I posted about our kitchen yesterday, but my favorite thing we did in our kitchen was have drawers installed instead of cabinets below the countertops. It’s great for kids’ stuff, dishes, tupperware–you can stack the stuff around the drawer instead of on each other, and Ikea makes great drawer dividers!
Oooh, I will have to keep that in mind for our next house! We ended up installing drawers on all of our lower cabinets in our current kitchen — it would be awesome if we could build ‘em that way in the first place. So smart, Erin!
Love this idea! It is so true that the kitchen can always use some extra organizing. Such simple ideas, yet ideas that make such a huge difference! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Kristin!!
Love you blog! I have a question for all you “organizers”. I have recently remodeled my kitchen and have a lot of drawers. I have my silverware in a small drawer and the next drawer is a deep drawer. I would love to keep my spatulas, spoons, etc. in the drawer but it is deep and I feel that it is wasted space. Has anyone seen anything that I could put in the drawer to be able to do this? I am sorry this is so confusing but I am finding it difficult to explain! Thanks so much!!!!!
Hey Melanie! Thank you so much! Maybe you could try either getting a shallow tray that can slide on top of the drawer, using dividers to make deep, narrow spaces that can stack your spatulas, or using tall containers so you can stand them up in the drawer (depending on depth).
Here are two ideas that might work:
I have been using shallow plastic shoe boxes in my deeper drawers – the edges fit exactly on my drawer sides and they slide forward and backwards to allow access to the bottom compartments. This doubles my storage in my not-so-junk cooking stuff drawer.
Brilliant! I have so much trouble reaching for glasses that I’ve been having to use my folding step stool, too haha Great storage hacks – can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing All the best ~