What Should Go In The Highest, Hardest-To-Reach Kitchen Cabinets?

Using a step stool or a rickety ladder to bring down items from a high kitchen cabinet might be a regular Tuesday for you, but it doesn't have to be. Sure, you can't let the space go to waste just because it's hard to reach. However, you can make your life easier by strategically organizing your kitchen cabinets. While it's a good idea to place things you use regularly on the bottom shelves, high cabinets are ideal for storing items you don't require often. Simply put, things you use occasionally (maybe annually or monthly) are the best contenders for a high kitchen cabinet.

For instance, store entertaining essentials like acrylic glasses, compostable tableware, and mesh food covers inside the high cabinets since you won't be using these items daily or even weekly. Similarly, your holiday-themed dinnerware and placemats can be put in the hard-to-reach cabinets. Fragile items like the fine china you've been saving for special occasions (like your children's wedding or royalty visiting your home) can also be put inside these cabinets. Don't forget to stick a label to the inside of the cabinet door and install battery-operated (or motion sensor) lights to remember the items you put inside and improve visibility.

Storing items in and organizing high kitchen cabinets

High kitchen cabinets are also perfect for storing extra items if you order (or buy) things in huge quantities to save costs. For instance, if you buy canned tomatoes, paper towels, and dish soap in bulk, you can store them all in the high cabinets until you need them. Large items that take up a lot of counter space (elaborate flower vases), kitchen appliances you use only when the occasion demands (cake mixers and ice cream makers, anyone?), and spare cookware and glassware can all be placed in such cabinets. Cookbooks and appliance instruction manuals are other alternatives.

With that said, avoid storing heavy objects in high cabinets, since they'll be difficult to bring down. Additionally, don't stack too many items on top of one another or fill the space to the brim. This will make it challenging for you to easily take out items when you need them. However, simply deciding the items you want to store inside the cabinet isn't enough. You must also organize them well to avoid unnecessary clutter and maximize the available vertical space. To illustrate, shelf risers let you store items on top of one another without cluttering the space. Similarly, Lazy Susans will make the items inside more accessible and easy to reach. Undershelf baskets and glass racks are another good option if you plan to store dishes and glasses inside the cabinet.