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Our kitchen is hands-down the busiest room in the house. It’s the first place the kids go to in the mornings for breakfast and where we all sit down at the end of the day when we’re home from school and work. Which is why I’m so excited to be teaming up with ShelfGenie! Especially because, Adrian and I cook 4-5 days out of the week. Causing our kitchen to get a bit messy!
I’ve had it on my wish list to get a better organization system in place for our kitchen for years now. Literally from the moment that we moved in over 3 years ago! Well, we finally made that happen a few weeks ago with the help of ShelfGenie. And let me say, just having better organization has made a night-and-day difference in how much more efficiently we can run the kitchen! I’m super excited to share our process of how we organized our small kitchen space. As well as provide some easy tips to help it stay organized!
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Getting Started: Our ShelfGenie Consultation
Our kitchen cabinet makeover began with a consultation with a ShelfGenie designer. These are provided completely for free. Which is amazing! I called and was able to schedule an appointment for a couple of days later with Kathy. One of the amazing Dallas-area ShelfGenie designers. She came out to my house and in under an hour, was able to assess our storage situation (“before” pictures are below — be warned that it was utter chaos in those cabinets! 😆).
Kathy was so incredibly sweet, and instantly came up with solutions to help us be more efficient with our space. The Glide-Out shelves designed by ShelfGenie would be the perfect solution for organizing our chaotic cabinet situation. Plus, it would even all those items typically crammed into the back corner of the cabinet now 100% accessible!
Kathy took a few quick measurements of each cabinet space and came up with a completely custom design for us. All of the headaches and pain points associated with our current kitchen setup were taken into consideration. Leaving me truly impressed with her extensive knowledge of the ShelfGenie product!
I’m a bit of a techie geek. So I also loved the fact that I could visualize the design in 3D on the computer! The design that we decided on was truly customized with our family’s lifestyle and storage needs in mind.
In Progress: ShelfGenie Installation
Our cabinet measurements were sent to the shop and a short three weeks later, we had our custom ShelfGenie Glide-Out drawers built for our kitchen. FUN FACT: All ShelfGenie products are manufactured in the USA, not from China! The ShelfGenie installer called to set up an installation time. And I really appreciated that weekend appointments were available for this step in the process as I didn’t need to take any time out of my work schedule to get this project done.
The installation process was incredibly professional. Our installer arrived exactly on time (actually 2 minutes early, if we’re being exact! 😂), brought large moving blankets to pad everywhere that he worked, and was in / out as fast as could be. In under two hours, we had all our custom ShelfGenie Glide-Out drawers installed and ready to go!
The Result: ShelfGenie Organized!
I could not be more happy with the way everything turned out! We had a set of cabinets that we had always reserved with all the kids’ items so that they would be able to self-serve whenever they needed something to eat or drink. The split drawer was perfect for separating the cups and water bottles from the bowls and plates. And the double-height rise on drawer was also perfect for preventing anything from spilling over the edge.
I just love watching the kids use the new Glide-Out system. It’s even made our mornings so much faster because the kids can quickly grab and fill their own water bottles for school/summer camp!
Our Tupperware storage situation is also so much more organized now! Previously, I’d always have lids fall in the back of the cabinet (which ultimately ended up being a black hole!) and could never find the containers that I needed. Now with the ShelfGenie Glide-Out drawers, it’s so easy to see everything and nothing ends up getting lost. All the organization has definitely made it so much easier to find things.
Our previous bakeware cabinet would honestly give me anxiety every time I had to find something in there. The baking sheets and cooling trays always took up so much space (and any previous attempt to stack them would always result in everything falling over on itself!). With the 2 dividers in the bottom Glide-Out drawer, it’s now kept things so much more organized. Plus, we actually gained so much more space! Can you believe that most people actually increase their storage capacity up to 50% with ShelfGenie?
Needless to say, I’m over the moon with our mini kitchen upgrade thanks to ShelfGenie! Having everything organized, in its place, and easily accessible in the kitchen just brings me so much joy now. If you need more space, an order to your mess, as well as just peace of mind that comes with finding a solution to the chaos, you definitely need to check out ShelfGenie!
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