I’m back with another little bitty (but still life-changing) organizing project. Last week, we whipped our cup cabinet into shape, and this week it’s time to think about where I store the kid dishes.
With a 10-year-old and a 5-year-old, we’re really quickly reaching the point where we don’t need “kid dishes” anymore. I can mostly trust them not to drop things, and they can access most of our cabinets more or less on their own. But, we still have a pretty large collection of kid cups that they really love to use, and I haven’t touched the cabinet where they store their stuff in a long time.
Suffice it to say, it was a wreck.
(Seriously, brace yourself.)
This cabinet is a little bit of everything. It’s the easiest place to store the kids’ cups, but it also holds an assortment of other random things. Jackson unloads the dishwasher about 90% of the time, so I basically never look in here…and it shows.
I finally decided it was time to do something about it. I didn’t want to do anything too tailored to storing specific things, because this won’t always hold kid cups, you know? So, I went to my favorite solution – a pull-out drawer!
I’ve used pull-out cabinet storage a few different times now, and it’s always a good idea. Here are some examples.
Pull-Out Cabinet Organization Projects
- I created a custom pull-out drawer for our pots and pans.
- I added a metal pull-out shelf that I use for tupperware.
- I built two custom pull-out drawers for the cabinet next to our fridge.
- And, we have pull-out baking sheet/cutting board organizers, too!
This type of storage system is perfect for a cabinet where you want things to feel more functional but you don’t want to fully commit. You can put anything you want in the drawers or on the shelves, so if things change down the road it’s no big deal.
My Latest Cabinet Organization Project
This time around, I wanted a deeper basket where I can just toss things. The kids don’t gently set their cups back in the cabinet, they just throw them in there. So, having a nice deep drawer where it’s okay for them to just throw things in felt like a win.
I found this deep basket drawer from The Container Store, and it’s the perfect solution. It’s nice and deep and it holds aaaaaall of their cups in one place. Just having them not rolling all over the cabinet is progress, you know?!
I think this is a great example of how you can add some really custom-feeling organization to a space without painting yourself into a corner. This cabinet can still be used to hold just about anything! And, it layers right into the rest of the cabinet organization I’ve added to the kitchen to add a really functional system to the kitchen.
It’s honestly been so fun to come up with really functional and unique storage solutions for each of the drawers and cabinets in our kitchen so far, and it feels like my kitchen levels up a bit every time I add a new one. I’ve still got a looooong list of organization to tackle in here, but I’m crossing ’em off the list one by one!
Pull Out Cabinet Organization Solutions
Looking to add something similar to your kitchen? Here are a few options for you!
- 9″ Divided Cabinet Organizer
- Slide-Out Spice Rack
- 14″ Pull-Out Metal Drawer
- Two-Tier Pull Out Organizer
- 11″ Wire Basket Drawer
- Heavy Duty Slide Out Drawers
- Freestanding Two-Tier Drawers
- Pull-Out Pot Lid Organizer
- Wooden Pull Out Drawer
- Divided Slide Out Metal Drawer
- 12″ Pull Out Metal Drawer
- Chrome Roll Out Lid Holder
- Shallow Mesh Pull Out Drawer