I have never had a house where I’ve had too many kitchen cupboards. I’ve had kitchens of all different layouts and sizes, but it seems I could always use more cupboard space. I love buying pretty platters and serving bowls but finding a way to store all of them can be hard. Another problem I always have is what to put in those little cupboards over the microwave. I’m short so I can’t stack stuff too tall and I definitely can’t reach the stuff in the back unless I haul over one of my kitchen chairs. When I moved into my current house this past fall, I was able to solve these two dilemmas with the same solution. I had the aforementioned small cupboards to fill, nowhere to put my cake platter, or this collection of cute little parfait, fruit salad type bowls.
Then I got an idea. What if I put the cake platter in first, then put the little bowls on top?
I could use the platter as kind of a lazy susan, and turn it to reach the bowls that I wanted. Plus, it freed up the bottom of the cabinet for more storage.
Problem solved. Happy lady who doesn’t have to give up any of her pretty dishes because she doesn’t have anywhere to put them. 🙂 What are your best secrets for kitchen storage? Have a good one!