Kitchen Storage Dos & Don'ts
  • Don't use counters as storage space. Work surfaces are prime real estate in the kitchen. Keep them clear by using drawers, cabinets, walls and overhead spaces for storage.
  • Do locate equipment logically. This means stowing pots and pans near the cooktop and oven, and everyday dishes and glassware between the sink and dishwasher.
  • Don't purchase any storage item before taking accurate measurements of the area it will occupy and the items it will contain.
  • Do invest in quality products. If a cheap rotating shelf doesn't spin smoothly and completely, it doesn't save space or, in the end, money.
  • Don't be unrealistic about the ability of storage accessories to transform your cooking and cleaning habits. Even the most deluxe plate rack won't entice your dinner dishes to put themselves away.
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