Kitchen storage idea for cups and drink bottles cupboard

I have a cupboard in the kitchen dedicated to all our glasses, cups and drink bottles. Previously it has suited us well, however now that I have started drinking coffee I find myself having to get on the floor to get the cups at the back of the cupboard.  If I could I would change a lot of aspects of our kitchen, but unfortunately I can’t so I need to come up with a solution working with what we have.  Ultimately I wanted something that I can easily access the back of the cupboard.

BEFORE

Top shelf, right, I have the drinking glasses, left, I have the kids plastic drinking cups.  On the bottom shelf, right, coffee mugs, on the left we have our drink bottles.

AFTER

I spied these Simple Human Cabinet Organisers at Howards Storage World and I knew they would suit perfectly.  The are a pull out system that is securely and easily installed to your cabinet shelf.  It is heavy-duty, with adjustable dividers so you can be changed to suit your needs.  The tray can be easily removed for cleaning.  They come in 3 different sizes to suit all cupboard types.

Drawers easily pull out and because they are secured they won’t tip over.

Much tidier now!

 

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43 comments

Una05 July 17, 2012 - 9:38 AM

They look like very cool organisers – could also use the in the caravan – always looking for good storage ideas there!

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:53 PM

Great idea!

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Alyce July 17, 2012 - 9:40 AM

That is sooooo cool!! Could you use these for Tupperware?!

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:53 PM

For sure and I think the dividers would make it easy to organise the lids too!

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Melissa Antolovic July 17, 2012 - 10:42 AM

These would be great for the pantry too!
Do you know the pricing on the 3 different sizes?

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:52 PM

I have a link in the post which will take you to the page to see the sizes and prices of all 3 J

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MummyToFive July 17, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Ooh these would be awesome for the pantry! I’ve just cleaned out our cupboards underneath and this would make it so much easier for the kids to get their plates and cups! 

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:51 PM

They are really child friendly too, they won’t hurt their little fingers, the dividers and base are plastic and because they are secure it won’t flip or fall.

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Parcobooks July 17, 2012 - 11:42 AM

I so need these for my Tupperware cupboard.  

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:49 PM

They would work really well, especially having the dividers you can keep the lids neatly organised.

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Norlin Mustapha July 17, 2012 - 12:13 PM

That’s such a great solution!!! I’m sold because I really need that for my mugs too!!

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:48 PM

There are a few different sizes, so you can get one that suits the sizes of your cupboards

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Lisa Warren July 17, 2012 - 1:36 PM

What a great way to access the back of the cupboard!! I have stuff stored at the back too that I never use, so this would solve that problem big time. Thanks for sharing Katrina!

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:48 PM

Makes it a lot easier on the knees J

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Tina Gray July 17, 2012 - 7:22 PM

I love that! Looks so much prettier and organised.

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:47 PM

Love organised!

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Jo July 17, 2012 - 8:39 PM

You inspired me today & I have spent the best part of the day reorganising my cupboards, unfortunately we dont have a Howards Storage here so I have just used containers on wheels not perfect but so much bettter Thanks again for the inspiration. 🙂

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:45 PM

So pleased you were inspired, Howards do have the option that you can buy online, just in case you feel you ‘need’ it J

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Farmers Wifey July 17, 2012 - 8:43 PM

Well hello Miss organised!!!!!  Love the after photos so much x

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:45 PM

It certainly feels more organised than before

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Sarah July 17, 2012 - 9:39 PM

I use these everywhere in my kitchen! Love them to bits.  Best place has been under the kitchen sink making storing all of my cleaning products a breeze 🙂

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:43 PM

Tthey are brilliant aren’t they!

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Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:51 PM

LOL or 3, I was thinking of using it to organise my baking trays too.

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Carissa July 18, 2012 - 12:07 AM

Omg I need these so badly!!! Know what I will be going to buy tomorrow!

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Melissa July 18, 2012 - 6:30 AM

Oh no I just measured my cupboards and they are only 44cm deep not 50.8 🙁
Are the tracks the full length? – they may work in the pantry instead with a little overhang

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Tammy Flynn Tupperware July 18, 2012 - 11:49 AM

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! This is exactly what I need for the same cupboard in my house – off to check measurements in my cupboard now!!

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Katrina July 18, 2012 - 5:53 PM

Don’t forget to keep the hinges on the doors in mind as you need enough room for the drawers to pull out J

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Kate_oshea July 18, 2012 - 1:37 PM

I want these in my cupboards, but they are seriously expensive

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Katrina July 18, 2012 - 5:51 PM

I think they are worth it, we are going to stay in this house for many years to come with no plans to upgrade kitchen anytime soon, this is a great alternative.

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Sara Giambruno July 20, 2012 - 11:56 AM

that’s funny: your before shot still looks quite organised to me!!!! 😉
Love your tips Katrina 🙂

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Emily fUNK August 12, 2012 - 7:23 PM

Hi , I saw this and got inspired, i was unable to afford to buy the howards storage version, so I used a dish drainer It keeps the plastic plates orginised with room for cups and lids. 🙂 if you are intersted i can email you some photoes

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me too February 17, 2014 - 6:42 AM

I would’ve put the mugs up the top and the plastic wear on the bottom, problem solved.

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GannonJane Cohen February 17, 2014 - 12:54 PM

are system is all over the place : ) but i like the idea of lids off drink bottles etc. also could you ask your reader on a good travel mug system, we loved our old tupperware ones, not impressed with the new style.

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Hearth February 18, 2014 - 8:37 AM

These are what I use… vacuum walled, auto seal, stainless, dishwasher safe (they say not to for the coloured ones, but I do without any problems)

http://www.gocontigo.com/mugs/16-oz-autoseal-west-loop-stainless-travel-mug.html

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Katrina February 18, 2014 - 9:09 AM

snap Hearth, love my Contigo travel mug too!

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Katrina February 18, 2014 - 9:08 AM

I absolutely love the Contigo Stainless Steel travel mug, they keep the coffee warm for hours. I remember when I first used it my coffee was too hot and I was waiting for it to cool, it didn’t, had to remove the lid. I finally have worked out how to my the perfect temp coffee. You can get them from Howards Storage World or most kitchen stores. http://www.hsw.com.au/?product&id_prod=3084&id_cat=&id_dept=

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Arabesque February 18, 2014 - 9:54 AM

I’d love advice on dealing with deep corner cupboards and a deep corner pantry. Everything gets pushed to the back and they are so awkward!

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Rebekah October 7, 2014 - 1:02 PM

We have installed a extra ‘mug shelf’ in our cupboard. It is a little higher than our tallest mug, and it has created a whole extra shelf in our cupboard. I could see that working really well here too as there is a lot of wasted space above the cups. Love the pullout drawers too.

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Sherelle Lock February 21, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Just wondering how many cups/glasses you allow per person? I feel I have too many but how many is enough?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 23, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Great question Sherelle! We have one cup/ glass and one coffee cup per person in our household and then i have a few extra’s for visitors.

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Sandra October 30, 2015 - 10:51 PM

I have done all my kitchen cupboards with these. Yes it was a little costly BUT way cheaper than a new kitchen. I simply did one cupboard at a time as I could afford it – easier than saving up for a new kitchen too!! We love them!

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Jancy February 12, 2016 - 12:15 AM

Using them in the caravan is a great idea!

I really like your little spotty cups – I have exactly the same set and plates to match.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 12, 2016 - 2:56 PM

I love polka dots, couldn’t go past them

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