Although this house actually has a pantry, which is leaps and bounds over our last one – it definitely doesn’t fit everything. I love having fresh fruit and veggies all year round, and with the spices and packaged food there wouldn’t be space for much else. This is where the Large Ashley stackable baskets come in handy. Not only do they keep the fruits and veggies in a quickly accessible spot, they hold quite a bit – a whole half bushel of apples even! They’ve housed everything from apples, to squash and even cucumbers as I store them between recipes and juicing.
As their name says, the Ashley baskets are large. They sit next to each other on my counter, but would not be able to be stacked and stay under the cabinets. Right now they’re the perfect solution to my food storage needs, but in between they actually get moved into the office for sorting of products or mail. They’re extremely useful and are beginning to migrate around the house as we need a large basket to keep organized.
The second organization tool they send is the Euro Kitchen Organizer. The Euro is similar to the Bloom, except it doesn’t have the dip in the center for knobs of lids. Instead it’s perfect for sliding in those flat pans, baking sheets, cooling racks etc. I found the spacing of the Euro was quite large, and this is probably to allow you to use it for skillets etc. For me, it was perfect for stacking similar pans together and sliding them into the same slot. Now, not everything fit in these systems due to that half shelf. But just putting them in has made it extremely easy to find everything, without the fear of the avalanche.
Of course Spectrum had something in mind for this area too – their Ashley Cabinet Shelf. This shelf can fit inside upper cabinets or lower, or even in your pantry if you have space for it. I just needed a bit of a lift so I could take advantage of the cabinet space I have, even with that darned half shelf!
So guests are still just a little over a month out, but at least my kitchen is ready to go! With the great tools Spectrum Diversified sent, I can make the meal without the worry of things falling or not knowing where everything is. Now – onto the rest of the house!
Spectrum Diversified would like you to be organized for the holidays as well. They’re giving one reader the same tools they sent me. Read how you can win below.
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