My mission this week was to get my kitchen storage better organized. I have a couple of those pull out shelves on one side of my range, and I have not been using them to their best advantage. I've had them stuffed full of odds and ends that I seldom use, which is a shame because they are so handy. I started by removing everything out of the shelves and giving them a good wiping down.
There were some roasters and various pans in both shelves that are are infrequently used.
I probably use nothing in either of these shelves more than 2 to 4 times a year. What a waste of premium space.
I decided to put my casserole dishes in one of the shelves. I use them several times a week. I put their metal stands in the shelf beside them so I can find them when I need them too.
In the top pull out, I put my glass bowls that I use daily for prep and leftovers. These are in constant use for one thing or another. I added a small basket to contain their lids. I'm trying to move away from using plastic bowls because of the BPA issue, so I have several of these glass sets. I haven't yet weeded out my clutter of plastic though, so that's a mission for another week.
The two finished pull out shelves now have items that I am likely to need on a daily basis. I'll push those roasters to the back corner of a dark cabinet until they are needed and enjoy having the items I use close at hand.