We're in the final stretch of the kitchen organization series for the 2017 WHO Challenge. I hope you're all having small victories along the way!
Today's task centers on a little slither of space that's like prime real estate for someone with a small kitchen: the space above the kitchen cabinets.
Some homeowners finish this area of the kitchen by boxing in the awkward space with plywood, and beefy crown molding that is stained, or painted to match the existing cabinets. Others install glass front custom cabinets. BOTH ideas are nothing short of stunning.
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But those of us with small kitchens often have budgets to match. So what's the work-around?
The alternative -and affordable- solution is to use storage boxes (or baskets) in the spaces above the cabinets. Since these will be out on display they should be:
What to Store Inside?
I know you're thinking, what on earth would I store waaay up there? Here are a few ideas:
So instead of allowing these items to clutter up your cabinets, why not give them a space of their own. Let me show you how it works. Below is a photo of one area of my kitchen. Check out the espresso colored boxes on the cabinet over my fridge.
I found these great BLADIS storage boxes at IKEA for only $6.99/each. I use a total of four in all. One box is used for overflow pasta that won't fit into my tiny pantry. The other is used to store a clunky blender and a hand mixer. I still can't believe both of these appliances fit inside!
The final box is my favorite to show. In it, I keep to-go bags and containers for guest who dine at my home.
So instead of giving guests my storage containers, I give them their own. The Dollar Tree sells these for just - well- a dollar for a pack of three. You should see the looks on their faces when I hand it to them. Hilarious!
I also love these specialty bags which I found at Michaels. They're made with a coloring book pattern. Perfect for any children that might visit with their parents.
Now let's get to the good part. To show my gratitude for the support that I've been receiving for the start of the Whole House Organization (WHO) Challenge, I've decided to give a little something back. So I'm hosting my very first giveaway!
The gift package will include:
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So there you have it! There's just one more space left - the fridge. Please let me know in the comments below are you excited about this giveaway?
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