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A Quick Fix for Tidy Cutting Board Storage

I’ve finally found a way to store and organize my cutting boards in the kitchen cabinets.  For the 3+ years we’ve rented this house, the avalanche of cutting boards has been one of those things that slowly annoyed me.

In my April 2010 move-in post on Virtually Unpacking The Kitchen, I mentioned that I didn’t have a spot for them.  Last week I got a nice reader comment on that post with a suggestion for how to store them.  I was embarrassed thinking that a situation mentioned 3+ years ago still had not been resolved!

Our kitchen is extraordinarily nice, especially for a rental home.  It was renovated prior to our move-in, and has wonderful deep drawers in the kitchen island, a spinny thing in the bottom corner cabinet by the dishwasher, and plenty of upper cabinet space.

Kitchen Cabinets | The Borrowed Abode

Oddly enough, though, there was only one cabinet deep enough to hold the cutting boards – the bottom left cabinet by the door in the photo above.

So for the last three years I shoved my cutting boards in there haphazardly, along with our silver chargers and smaller serving platters.

Inspired by the ideas Julia shared in her Small Kitchen Solutions post, I grabbed a tiny tension rod at Target and wedged it in between the cutting boards and the serving dishes. Gone is the avalanche of cutting boards.

Kitchen Cabinet Cutting Board Storage | The Borrowed Abode

This solution would work really well for baking sheets and serving platters too!

The fix itself took maybe 2 minutes, and I love that I didn’t have to install anything that required drilling holes into the new cabinetry – when you rent the temporary and leave-no-trace solutions are always the best!

Do you think this tip could help you cut chaos in your kitchen cabinets?


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  • Reply Ashley @ this girl is anratliff at 9:45 am

    My kitchen cabinets are complete chaos… no organization. 🙁

  • Reply Kiri at 12:52 am

    Brilliant! I’m going to have to go get me a tension rod!!

  • Reply Amanda B at 4:49 am

    well done! I use multi kitchen organisers for all my trays.. it works so well.. they are like plate stackers but now I don’t have any trays on top of each other they all stand neatly together..

  • Reply Jamillah at 6:32 pm

    that’s bloody brilliant!

  • Reply Mel at 4:20 pm

    I just started using a narrow basket to hold the muffin pans and cake pan lids in my cabinet. It works, but it takes up a lot of space. This looks like a much better solution. Thanks!

    • Reply Jane at 10:39 am

      That’s a good idea, too! But I suppose it would be a bit bulky. Hope this method works out for you!

  • Reply Jenn S at 7:22 pm

    Very nice! This is a perfect solution for my cabinet too. I have the same exact setup for my cutting boards, baking sheets, and cooling racks.

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