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Ikea Photo Ledge = Kitchen Storage Solutions

Despite the fact that we’re allegedly getting snow this week, Spring is here and the urge to clean and organize is in full force. 

Actually, when you live in 700 square feet with two other heartbeats, the urge to clean and organize is pretty much always present. 

I was wandering Ikea (yes, I go there as often as it sounds) and trying to resolve a solution for my above-the-stove shelving I have for spices, oils, vinegars, etc.  I wanted to have a set up that kept the ingredients at a quick reach while cooking, but still looked aesthetically pleasing. I had used some tension mounted ledge shelves from Target, but they couldn’t support the weight, weren’t quite wide enough, and definitely weren’t long enough.  Good in theory, poor in execution. 

These shelves changes my entire kitchen and cooking experience in 10 minutes.  At $9.99 they’re the right price and easily found in both black and white at an Ikea store near you.

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It’s worth noting that they do not come with the hardware for mounting, so you’ll need two 1″ flat head screws, and two screw in anchors (if you don’t have perfect luck and magically hit a stud on both ends). 



I’m so happy about the outcome. IMG_4497Not only do I now have storage for my spices, but I can also keep all of my various vinegars handy.  IMG_4503IMG_4506Is it normal to have this many balsamic vinegars? Don’t answer that, I love them all.  

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Hi, I'm The Ginger! Or Whitney, whichever you prefer. I'm in finance to pay the rent, but someday I'm hoping to find a way to make it through life as a self-taught chef, sundress designer and helicopter dog mom. I love to cook but don't do it enough. I hate to run but keep signing up for races. I'm a foodie with a shameful obsession with McDonald's. My sewing machine and piano are collecting too much dust. I'm trying to fix it one day at a time. Come on in, let's hang out.


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