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  • Writer's pictureTara M Stewart

How to Organize the Dreaded Upper Corner Kitchen Cabinet

How to best utilize this space that most homeowners love to hate.


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I want to quickly give you some ideas on WHAT you can store in the dreaded upper kitchen cabinet and HOW you can store it. Most of the time it just takes rethinking where you currently store items.


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Cooking Oils & Sprays


Grab a large turn table, and store your cooking oils here. Adjust the height of the lowest shelf, making it as tall as you need for the tallest oil. I have found a 15" turn table works great in most corner cabinets. My favorite one to use is only $10 at Target and you can grab it here.


Another way to use this turn table in the corner is to create a smoothie station. Put protein powders and smoothie mixes here and store your blender on the next shelf up. To see a video of this exact idea click HERE



Pro Tip: Adjust your shelves! You are losing valuable space by not taking the time to adjust your shelves so that the cabinet works WITH the items you want to store.


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Plastic Wraps

While we are on the topic of adjusting shelves, create a skinny shelf to store and easily access aluminum foil, cling wrap, press and seal and other long boxed items that don't easily fit in a drawer.


In the example above you can see where we adjusted the height of the shelves to make a very tall bottom sections for oils, a skinny section for plastic bags and wraps and leaving one more tall section on top for their very large pot that they rarely use.


Pro Tip: Did I tell you yet to .....adjust your shelves!

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Mugs or Spices


You can grab a pair of smaller turn tables. You can find really affordable smaller turn tables at places like Home Goods, Walmart, Target, Amazon and even most grocery stores. If you don't have a lot of mugs, this is a great way to easily access them, especially if you store your coffee maker back in the corner under this corner cabinet. It can make it very user friendly.


Spices are another great use for spinners. I would suggest to stick with the smaller spinners if you plan to use them for spices. The big ones just have too much space in the middle for you to lose tiny jars of spices.

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Appliance Attachments


Since the cabinet is very deep in the center but skinny on the sides, another great solution is to use a 16" long container to stick in the center. In the example above, I've used mDesigns 16 x 6 x 5 * long refrigerator bin to hold all the blender accessories. Then I set the blender to the right and all measuring supplies to the left.


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Large Serving Dishes


Most large oval and round serving dishes are too big for a standard upper cabinet. However the very deep corner cabinet makes a fantastic location for them.


Raise the top shelf up high to make a skinny area for the rarely used tea cups and saucers. Then you have two larger sections for large tall bowls and wide, long serving platters. Keep in mind you might need to stack some if you entertain a lot, so if it is a very precious piece from your grandmother, put that one on the top shelf and do not stack anything on it.



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Baby Bottles


Keep your counter cleaned off by storing the baby bottle rack and baby bottles in the corner cabinet. The lowest shelf is great for this.


Keep in mind if you put them on the rack when they aren't completely dry you would need something under the rack to protect the wood cabinet from water. So I would only use this method for storing them AFTER they are completely dry.


In this example we did bottles on the bottom, big bowls in the middle and left a very tall section at the top for some very large water bottles.


Pro Tip: oh and ... adjust your shelves!


As you may have noticed most of these items do NOT require organizing product. You don't always need more organizing product to become organized. You just need some fresh ideas, and a new way of using your kitchen. Oh - and to adjust your shelves! Many a headache can be solved by just adjusting your shelves!


Want help tackling your kitchen? Head here to work with us! In the mood for binge watching video tips and tricks? You can find those on our Instagram page HERE!




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