This is our microwave cart. On top, there is room for the microwave, the toaster, and the napkin-holder. Underneath there is this great storage space -- which has always been helpful as our kitchen doesn't have tons of storage. I try to be efficient in the way I store things -- purging often (which ends up being not as often as I should, but you know how that goes....)
See that mandolin-slicer? Bad news. Here's a tip -- always lift it by the handle, and then you'll know you're not going to run your finger across the blade inadvertently... not that that has ever happened here.
I admit, this space has looked worse than this, for sure. Baking pans move in and out of here, and I guess what bothers me most is how it all leans. When you pull one thing out, two other things usually follow.
I was at TJMaxx the other day and found these sturdy iron organizer racks. I purchased two for this project. I love how they give each item it's own space -- even the mandolin! Each organizer rack has three slots.
In my space, it still leaves room at the end for some cookbooks. Notice that I didn't cram too many things into each slot. After-all, that kind of defeats the purpose.
Aaaah. A fresh start!