I am in the throes of trying to make things nice around here and use storage with the idea of a place for everything and everything in its place. This is not my strong suit. Also this house is rather small which is good for me in cleaning but it also has very little storage space. They man who owns the house built the kitchen cabinets and he did a rather bad job of it. I have a fairly large area sq footage wise but only a small counter top and 4 upper cabinets and 4 lower ones that actually open. Oh and one drawer! And two electrical outlets which is so hard to work with. Well there is one more outlet but it is on a wall that isnt close to anything. I have decided I need to find a place to put my things like tin foil and parchment paper. I found a DIY project online using a plastic magazine rack which I can fasten to the inside of a lower cabinet door and stick them in there. That should cost me about 2 bucks. I could use an old cereal box and contact paper to do the same thing but contact paper costs too. Because my one drawer is not enough I found an old clay pot and put all my big spoons and spatula's in that. Only problem is that means it is on the counter which does take up space. I have found that canisters are a major pain to find good ones that are large enough to be of use but I found a DIY that uses those plastic coffee containers and paint. That will take a while to gather though because only Tony drinks coffee so we dont go through it very fast. I think I will put a wanted ad on freecycle and craigslist. Then there are the spices. I really have no good place to keep them but I saw something about a magnetic system. Of course, they wanted you to buy these little tins and a sheet of stainless steel. I am thinking of just going to the second hand store and finding an old cookie sheet and then gluing magnets to the plastic spice jars I get at the store. That way I dont have to print out labels and transfer spices. Might not be as cute but will work. Now my biggest issue is going to be finding a way to store my pots and pans. It is hard for me to down and rummage through the lower cabinets so I have to find a solution. Anyone have an idea? I do plan on making a change on the arrangement of how the kitchen is set up. I wish I could draw a picture on here but I cant so think of my kitchen as a big rectangle. Lets see if I can insert a paint drawing. Nope. Well. On the back wall I have the wall of cabinets, sink and counter top along with the back door. On the outside side wall I have one upper and lower cabinet which also has the drawer, the stove and then nothing until you hit the wall to the living room. Of course, the second working outlet is there! Along the wall that joins the living room sits the fridge smack dab in the middle. I wish I could move it over next to the stove but I would have to change how the doors open. Also Tony, in all his wisdom, put a table between the stove and the fridge along that wall. His theory was that gave me work space. Uhhh, I have about 18 inches where I can get to the table. I am more than 18 inches wide...lol. Plus that means I cant open the oven door and I cant get to the fridge. oh, along the wall opposite to the stove wall, would be bare except we have my buffet sitting there. No where else to put it. I am thinking of moving the fridge over next to it because there is a plug. That way I could move the table right in the middle of the wall where the fridge was and that would give me access to two outlets. We could also let the grands sit at the table to eat. I wont even get into the bathrooms or bedrooms. I have an extension cord running across my bedroom to get to my TV which leaves me no access to my closet...lol.