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Tray Divider

Increase cupboard space by using a serving tray as a shelf divider. You'll need a tray almost as wide as the cupboard's depth. Cut a piece of nonskid shelf liner to fit the tray so glasses stay put and rims are protected. Place large glasses upside down on the shelf, set tray on top, and arrange smaller glasses upside down on top of tray.

Comments (16)

  • anole 26 Oct, 2009

    Oh, I love this! I have alot of nice vintage trays that are just stacked in the cupboard.

  • anole 26 Oct, 2009

    Oh, I love this! I have alot of nice vintage trays that are just stacked in the cupboard.

  • jozee 25 Oct, 2009

    We did it eve cheaper, we used sturdy cardboard, and covered it with the shelf liner, and it works just great for glasses or cups.

  • dlc1968 17 Nov, 2008

    this will work great with my excess coffee cups! Thanks Martha!

  • Claudena 15 Nov, 2008

    Thank you Martha great idea and a quick fix.

  • jogs 15 Nov, 2008

    This is a great idea and would work fine in our house! Thanks Martha!

  • lovemydogbrutus 14 Nov, 2008

    That might work for people who are as tall as Alexis but for people like myself I wouldn't be able to reach the top of the tray not to mention putting glasses in the back row. Guess if you use plastic you could load the tray fiirst but I don't use plastic glasses.

  • aprilpepper 14 Nov, 2008

    I've waitressed for over a decade, and this is how all restaurants stack glassware. If we can do it this way, in haste, it can work in your cupboard too.

  • euni 14 Nov, 2008

    Whether this works well depends on which glasses you use most often. If you have glassware that is not used every day it would work fine; would be out of the way for those iindividuals who are early-morning challenged. I use this for my best glasses which are used only on holidays.

  • wildheart44 14 Nov, 2008

    i love martha, but this just looks like trouble

  • jenine482 14 Nov, 2008

    I agree, this is just asking for trouble, just stack the glasses that seems to work fine in my house.

  • atlast31 14 Nov, 2008

    If you look back a month Martha used this tip before

  • Tinkersdamn 14 Nov, 2008

    This only works if the other people in your house have the presence of mind not to grab a glass from the bottom. Bleary-eyed non-morning people certainly won't.
    And you're right, this is a tip?

  • tinkonthebrink 14 Nov, 2008

    Martha, I love you, but seriously, this is a tip? Put things on trays? I expect something a little more mind-blowing from you.

  • krumpet 14 Nov, 2008

    Check the dollar store for small trays

  • JessePiester 14 Nov, 2008

    Small cafeteria trays. Where do I get them?