Closed September 2017

Clutter Video Tip: 3 Ways to Deal with Deep, Dark Shelves

Each week we are posting a one-minute-ish quick video tip on something useful and practical that you can apply right away! It’s deep and dark and we all have at least one… Watch this video for some strategies to utilize and maximize your shelves and corners. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.)



Hi, I’m Lorie Marrero and today’s Clutter Video Tip is about deep shelves and dark corners. You know, one of the goals of any organizing project is visibility. And in a pantry, for example, you really want to be able to see the food that you have so that you can know you have it, and then you can use it. Here, we have an example of a dark deep corner and I wanted to show you that you can get turntables in various sizes now. They don’t have to just be the standard size. This one I found at a specialty store. You can find them on-line. And as you can see, all I have to do is spin it around to reach all the items in the back. You can find these conventional sizes, like this one, at any discount store.

Another great solution for a deep shelf situation is to use baskets as drawers. Here I have a very deep shelf and I have a basket that I can pull in and out to make a selection and then put it right back.

Another solution for depth in cabinets is glide-out shelving or pull-out shelving. Here we have a cabinet where there are small appliances stored and you can just pull that out instead of climbing into the cabinet. Another unique thing about this particular situation is that they actually cut the centerpiece of the cabinet facing, and they attached it to the left door so that the entire thing can have one wide opening instead of two smaller ones.

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See you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.

You may have been looking for creative shelving ideas or how to organize large cabinets.

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