Sliding Drawers: Maximum Storage, Minimum Space

31 Days of Home Office Organizing TipsTip #3: Use sliding drawers in closed cabinets to maximize storage capacity.

(Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips)

What’s with cabinets with are over two feet deep?  Um, my arms are long enough to reach stuff, but with the darkness inside, who can see what you’re reaching?  Not to mention all the stuff you knock over to get to what you actually want or need.  Finding what you need in 5 minutes or less in such a cabinet?  I think not.

Pull-out drawers can be installed in existing cabinets one day, dramatically changing how you use your storage.  Imagine being able to see what’s in back of your cabinets by simply pulling out the drawer.  Yep, it’s that easy.  Before installing, completely empty your cabinet, sort and edit it’s contents.  Then, check out what’s out there.

There’s lots of options.

Sliding drawers come in all shapes and sizes, like these:

They can be found in home improvement centers or storage & organization stores like The Container Store or Storables.  Think outside the box a bit on this, and see what products meet your needs.  Also, be sure to measure before you buy, or you’re headed for frustration.  😉

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