How I Cleaned Up My Junk Cupboard in the Kitchen

Yes, this was really, really messy. This cupboard was basically unusable because whenever I went into it, things fell out. Then I had to cram them back in again as I said, "I've got to do something about this soon". Okay, well the time came and one trouble is that I didn't get a really good BEFORE picture. I hate that. I think about pictures halfway through a project!  Here we go...

Here is the AFTER: I put additional shelves in this long kitchen cabinet so that I could put a plastic bin on each shelf. I thought of doubling up on the bins such as 2 bins per shelf but then thought it would really be inconvenient to have to lift both bins out to get to the bottom one. I did double up on the bottom shelf with things I don't use that often.

I brought the existing shelf to Home Depot and they cut me the right length for 2 additional shelves. Very easy. Then I had to adjust these little babies so that all of the shelves could be accommodated. I bought an additional bag of these at Home Depot also.

Here is the BEFORE: Actually, I already had started to clean out the cupboard when I decided to take the picture. It's bad enough, right?

See how nice this is now that each bin is separate? I can take out separate bins and not have to battle with stuff falling... :)

I'm working my way through each cabinet and closet in the house and not only to clean them out - that only works for so long - I'm implementing a system for keeping things orderly also. In this case the multiple shelves and bins.

I also cleaned out the 3 "junk" drawers which held everything from tools, batteries, nails, extension cords, etc.

Some other posts you might like also.

Under the Kitchen Sink Makeover

Kitchen Bay Window Makeover

Front Hall Organizer

Girl's Desk Makeover with Shelving

Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for reading, my friends.


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