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Customise a pantry or cabinet into an organisation centre

Sort out a messy and cluttered kitchen with an organised pantry or kitchen cabinet.

 

A 4-door pantry cupboard can easily be customised to keep a household organised - as well as to store food.

Dress the lower doors in materials that are fun for kids (a chalkboard and magnetized display board), while keeping the top cabinets for other adult-friendly materials.

Fit a convenient Pegboard

Cut a piece of pegboard to fit the recessed portion of the door interior.

Attach thin strips to back of the pegboard edges with wood glue. The frame creates enough space between the door surface and the pegboard so you can insert storage hooks into the pegboard holes. Secure the pegboard to the door with wood glue. Clamp overnight until dry.

 

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Equip the pegboard with hooks for hanging office supplies, such as a tape dispenser, file cabinet keys, and bins for holding small items, such as paper clips and stamps.

Mount a Cork Bulletin Board

Cut a sheet of a cork to fit nicely inside the door and trim away any excess with a ruler and craft knife.

Glue onto the door with contact adhesive, or use double-sided table to hold the cork in place.

Use drawing pins to hold tickets, shopping lists, and other items in place.

Chalkboard Message Centre

Use a foam roller to apply primer to the recessed portion of the door interior; let dry. Use a clean foam roller to apply one or more coats of Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint.

Allow the chalkboard to dry before using as recommended by the paint manufacturer. Attach a small wire basket (not shown) to cabinet door frame to hold chalk and eraser.

Include a Magnetic Display Space

Purchase a galvanized sheet-metal panel from a home centre. Bring the dimensions of the recessed panel of the door with you, and see if you can get the metal sheet cut to size. (Be careful handling a cut sheet-metal panel because the edges will be sharp.) Secure the metal to the door using an adhesive formulated for wood and metal.

Clamp overnight or until dry.