Project Organise – Why stuff it, when you can shelf it

Last week I started my first post on Project Organise hoping to find my oven a new home. I was contemplating between the Norden sideboard and Expedit shelves from IKEA. I even posted my dilemma on Ikea facebook page. In the end, my friends came to my rescue and offered me alternatives, like the Udden. So I went to Ikea, bought the Udden but before we unpacked, I thought ill give it one last shot to reorganize my kitchen in an attempt to find space for it.

And lo and behold, this is what I ended up with.


Smart or what? To put things in perspective, I should have taken photos of where it used to be in kitchen. But I’m too embarrassed by it. Maybe when I do get back to organizing my whole kitchen, I’ll do a kitchen tour.

And after I started this shelving insert idea, I couldn’t stop and bought more shelves after I returned my Udden to IKEA (Yes,with no questions asked).

These shelves are $7.90 for the bigger version and $5.90 for the smaller ones. It’s especially useful in the kitchen  cabinets where things can get a bit squzzey. I used to have so many plates and bowls stacking on top of one another that it’s so hard to get the one right at the bottom. Now problem solved.

Madeline, the self proclaimed queen of organisation is also sharing tips on how to store little knick knacks on her blog.

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  1. Ai Sakura January 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm Reply

    Looks very neat here. Well done!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • Susan January 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm Reply

      Thanks Ai. Less of an eye sore now.

  2. Madeline January 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Wah! Can hold a toaster? Cos I have similar shelves for my girl’s books but it’s buckling under the weigfht already. I need to find one that can hold heavy stuff stat! Hahah

    • Susan January 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm Reply

      Can try the one from IKEA. Wait or is yours already from IKEA?

  3. Ruth January 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm Reply

    What’s the material of this shelf and from which store? I have the ones fr Daiso with plastic legs and thin metal bars in the centre. Unfortunately they still sank after some heavy stuff I put on them 🙁 Need to find really hardy ones that can take heavy weight!!

    • Susan January 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm Reply

      Ruth, I got mine from IKEA.

  4. lisacng @ January 15, 2013 at 10:05 am Reply

    Shelves within cabinet shelves — genius! And love that your toaster oven now has a home. I bet counter space is premium in Singapore!

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