For Your kITCHEN
Behind-the-Door Storage System
We all have that unopened bottle of too healthy salad dressing or exotic can of Japanese sardines from Trader Hoe's currently growing additional body parts in our pantries right now. But regardless of those one-off compelling impulse buys, good food is not meant to be wasted. Practical pantry storage that allows you to see more of your food at a glance is essential in ensuring you're taking the most advantage of your groceries. This discrete and adjustable over-the-door storage system doubles your pantry space at an arm's reach and is sturdy enough to hold a gaggle of jars, cans & bags. This thing is so handy, I even have a smaller version in my Laundry Room for gift wrap and cleaning supplies.
Unless you have a custom-designed kitchen or an excessively large pantry, it's rare that all your cabinets will be the perfect dimensions to harbor all your dishes, appliances and cookware effectively with easy access to what you need at any given occasion. Especially those shorter items like cups, mugs & small mixing bowls. To create additional vertical space in our kitchen, I added sturdy metal shelving between the existing cabinet shelves and topped them with drawer liner to prevent slipping of delicate dishes. Everyday dish-ware and cooking doodads are at the bottom & more special occasion and seasonal items are nearer to the top.
Being a short little lass has it's advantages, but reaching items in tall deep cabinets is not one of them. That's why I put all my most needed cooking oils and vinegars on a small lazy Susan in the spice cabinet next to the stove. Bottles and sprays aren't getting lost in the back, and I don't have to pull out a barstool every time I cook. It's only cute when you're 10.
Step Spice Rack
Spices never come in the same sized bottles, and keeping them all visible can be a challenge. This is why I use an expandable step spice rack. Shorties in the front, biggies in the back; like an elementary school class picture.
fOR your closet
These babies ain't no joke! Keep your boots upright and off the ground with these nifty hooks. I've used them for two seasons with no slips, dips, or weird indentions.
Alternating & Stacked Shoe Storage
If you're a shoe gal and want to fit as many shoes on your shelf/rack/floor as possible, be sure you're alternating the direction of each heel/boot and stacking flats/flip flops inside of each other. The end result looks supah fancy, and is a discrete way to have a larger shoe collection. You're welcome.
Thin Felt Hangers
In the same vein of discretely having a larger collection, felt hangers for tops and dresses are a no brainer! I don't advocate hoarding, but having fashionable options you love is never a bad thing. Keep your garments tightly stored and shoulder-boner free with these hangers. I buy mine at TJ Maxx so that if they break, I don't have a mild panic attack. But truthfully, there have only been a handful of casualties in 8 years. I also recommend buying them in black vs. the alluring trendy colors; if you have to find more, it can be a pain in the ass. Nuff' said.
For Your bathroom
Pull Out Cabinet Shelf
Typically pulling out means something a little different, but these pull out sliding shelves are the bomb! We originally found this one at Costco, but of course now that the word is out, they are sold out online. In case your local store is out of stock as well, I've linked some very similar options in the photo caption.
Toiletry Lazy Susan
Can you tell I really enjoy a solid lazy Susan for my cabinets? This one by far takes the cake for toiletry storage! My impeccably talented, smart and beautiful friend Tori shared this acrylic stunner on her @TipsfromTori Instagram feed a few months ago. I immediately purchased it on Amazon and am literally obsessed. All my toiletries are no longer lurking in the deep crevices and lost caves under my sink & everything is accessible and easily kept organized.
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Bathroom Essentials Storage Basket
Look, we all have needs when it comes to using the bathroom. Why not make those needs a lot more decor friendly and easy to find? I keep a basket like this in each bathroom next to the commode with extra toilet paper, flushable wipes & air deodorizer. Based on my study findings, the chances of ankle-pants dances are significantly reduced. Everybody wins.
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