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This week’s kitchen organization project is one step closer to getting clutter off the counter…by moving the cookbook to an under cabinet pull-down shelf.
Since I am always trying new recipes, I often have a cookbook (or iPad) on the countertop while I’m cooking. I had even bought a cookbook stand at one point…which is useful because it keeps the book open at the right page. However, since I don’t have a lot of countertop space, that means less room for actually cooking. So I needed a cookbook holder that was in an easy to view location but was still out of the way, and could be put away completely when I needed to a higher cooking space.
I looked at buying a pull down cookbook holder* like this one. But I have a lot of cookbooks that are wider and taller than these store-bought shelves hold …so I decided to make my own.
Click Next to get a sneak preview of the DIY Under Cabinet Cookbook or iPad Shelf.
This is part 5 of our DIY kitchen organization series. I am on a mission to get my kitchen organized without spending a lot of time or money, and this is the fifth step along that journey. Hard to believe it’s almost finished!
In case you missed some of the other projects, here’s a recap of the plan (click the links to see the finished projects).
- Turn hard-to-reach shelves in the base cabinets into easy-to-access drawers. This was the first week’s challenge.
- Clear drawer clutter (part 1) by moving cooking utensils to a hanging, rotating storage rack. This was the second week’s project.
- Clear drawer clutter (part 2) by organizing the rest of the utensils that end up in a drawer.
- Clear the countertops (part 1) by moving spice racks to a magnetic spice wall. This was the week 4 project.
- Clear the countertops (part 2) by building a pull down cookbook stand. This week’s project!
- Clear the cabinet clutter where serving trays and cookie sheets are stored by building custom dividers and shelves. This was the third week’s challenge…click to see this post if you missed it.
- Make the corner cabinets more useful by building some kind of easy-to-access storage system…I think I have finally figured out the design for this…now I just have to cross my fingers and hope it works!
- An added bonus: 6 Cabinet Door Storage Ideas That Will Organize Your Kitchen