a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Organize Lots of Kitchen Stuff for Next to Nothing . . .

Just a reminder --- It is okay to be cheap and it is even more okay to think outside of the box and "re-purpose." Just keep your thinking caps on and your eyes open. You will be amazed what you can come up with.

My cookie sheet, cupcake pans, tray organizer doesn't pull out from the cupboard like this (9 inch wide) one shown below but mine didn't cost $81.93 either.

My cookie sheet, cupcake pans, tray organizer fits in the cupboard like the one below but I didn't pay $11.95 for each section of the divider and I didn't have to get down on my hands and knees to screw each section in.
12" High Tray Divider Organizer, Chrome

My organizer isn't plastic coated or chrome but it is heavy duty metal and totally does the job!

Actually I have two of them . . .

This bottom plate holder was a $1.00 garage sale find.

Do you recognize what I am using to organize my assorted bake ware and dishes? 

They are simple steel heavy duty office dividers/sorters, 
exactly like this one below ---- an e-bay item that was already sold so it's price was no longer listed but the shipping was listed as between $8.87 and $15.90

vintage tan metal office file divider
It has 5 different 2" slots

10" side to side
11-1/4" front to back
8" tall

I found  new metal ones ranging from $25.00 to $55.00 and a plastic one for $22.00

And ----

I found both of mine at thrift shops for $1.50 each!!

Here's to creative chic cheap.

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