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Create more space in your kitchen with these clever tips and tricks.
Storing baking sheets, cutting boards, and sturdy platters upright on kitchen shelves frees space and keeps you from having to lift a heavy stack when you need only one item. Create dividers for them using tension curtain rods. Buy rods to fit the space, and position pairs of them at intervals. Twist to tighten.
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Save precious cabinet space by storing glassware on a serving tray.
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Wine bottles are typically too tall to fit into a square shelf space, but with two wood boards, you can save space and transform your shelf into the wine rack you've always wanted.
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Metal towel bars aren't just for the bathroom. Mount them inside your pantry door to organize your pot lids and free up plenty of space for other items in your cabinet.
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High shelving, wall panels that double as bulletin boards, and bins for sorting mail all help to open up the space and keep it from feeling cramped.
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Knife blocks take up valuable counter space. Try placing sharp knives neatly in a drawer fitted with a drawing-board liner so you can enjoy a safer and more spacious countertop.
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Transfer a portion of your dishwashing liquid into a glass bottle with a spout and let the main supply hide under the sink. A tenet of space saving: Let items serve double-duty. When you have only a few things to wash, use a wire rack atop a sheet pan to drain dishes. Once the dry dishes have vanished into the cupboard, you'll have valuable open workspace near the sink.
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Since they won't take up cabinet or counter space, hanging baskets are the perfect way to store kitchen tools or food that doesn't need to be refrigerated.
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Hanging your kitchenware on a rod will create more room on countertops and in cabinets.