Get that space-hogging bread box off the counter and into the cabinet with a bread drawer kit. Easily installed, it can be trimmed to accommodate any size drawer and is available in white, almond, or translucent finishes. The kit includes everything you need to finish the job. Available on Amazon; $45.99.
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Just because your cabinets didn’t come with pull-out shelves doesn’t mean you can’t have them. You can install a few at any time—without even having to call a contractor. This model is made of heavy-gauge steel and features an easy-grip handle. With one little tug, all those hard-to-reach items will be at your fingertips. Available on Amazon; $59.99.
Storing your trays and baking sheets vertically makes them easier to grab. Thanks to its movable dividers, this extra-deep glide-out bin lets you customize your storage just the way you want it. Available from Shelf Genie; contact company for information.
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Sort your recyclables as you throw them away with this specialty roll-out trash bin. With dedicated containers for glass, metal, plastic, and paper—and slides rated for 150 pounds—it’s never been easier to be green. Available on Amazon; $165.85.
A two-tier cutlery drawer allows you to double the space of an ordinary drawer. Individual carved slots keep each blade sharp and secure on the bottom tier, while everyday utensils are organized and accessible on top. Available from Dura Supreme; consult site for a showroom near you.
Root vegetables like potatoes and onions should be stored in a dry, ventilated space. Made of commercial-grade chrome wire and mounted on full-extension slides, this veggie bin will keep your produce fresh and easy to reach. An included bin liner protects both your cabinets and your produce. Available on Amazon; $40.61.
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Spin your way to organization! Installing a lazy Susan in a corner cabinet puts everything within reach. This model adjusts to cabinet heights from 26 to 32 inches, and can be used in any upper or base cabinet. Available on Amazon; $169.95.
The space beneath the kitchen sink is often a catchall for cleaning supplies, garbage bags, and dish detergent. Keep your supplies together and tidy with a pull-out caddy. The detachable top basket can go with you wherever you need it. Available from Dura Supreme; consult site for a showroom near you.
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If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!