Adding shelves to cabinets with NO TOOLS!
hello welcome back to call clutter fairy where I help you get clutter free so that you can live stress-free today I wanted to follow up on the pantry organizing video I did not too long ago and show you some really inexpensive and ridiculously easy ways to add some
shelveswithout having to need one of these behind me I added some quick
shelvesand I'm going to show you exactly how I did these without needing any drills any screws without damaging anything this is perfect if you're renting so let's get started so I'm going to be showing you inside of one of my bookcases only because my kitchen
cabinetsdon't have I don't even have good enough kitchen
cabinetsto show you how to do one inside so this was the best solution although I've had so many requests for under the kitchen sink that's what I'm going to be working on next so stay tuned for an inside under the sink solution similar to this but the first thing I'm gonna do is measure out the inside and determine how many
shelvesthat I would want so this is always kind of a dead space for me I like it being a backdrop for you but I still want to show you with this concept now so many
cabinetsalready have these holes drilled on the side and if that's the case the easiest thing to do you guys is get some more of these little tiny pegs that just fit right inside of that hole and go to Lowe's Home Depot and have a piece of melamine cut to fit right there I know this sounds...
intimidating but you can usually get this done for about $8 they have giant sheets of melamine so if you do your measurements correctly you can get one long sheet and get three to four
shelvesout of 120 piece dollar of wood so if your cabinet already has the holes just take out one of your existing
shelvesand take it with you it won't get any easier the mill Amin already comes bull-nosed at the ends it's already white sometimes you can get it in the woods and they'll cut it for you right there at no extra charge so this is something I do for my clients so often for $20 we can add storage that matches by just
addingpegs but if you don't have pegs this is what we do so here's the various of wood I was looking at I went to Lowe's today because it's the closest to my house and I measured my little bookcase and you always want to measure going completely because here's a weird thing right here at the top it's 28 and a half inches but as I go down it starts to narrow right about here it's closer to 28 and 1/3 what why down here it's 28 and a quarter and then when I get down to the bottom it goes to 28 and a half again I can't tell you how often this happens when i measuring inside a cabinet especially a closet if you're
shelvesso not only should you measure in the front but save yourself the stress measure in the fat as well to make sure it's better to go ahead and cut a square that's gonna have a little wiggle...
room in one of the corners then for it to be too tight so measure all four areas you're going to want to measure side to side in the back and across the front and then we can decide what the distance is so for here I just wanted to add two
shelvesreally quick so are you ready here's the real time so the first thing I did was I went to Lowe's and I found this six foot board that was eight dollars and I had them cut to pieces that were eight inches and I had them cut one piece that was 28 and 1/4 because my shelf here was a little bit wonky so once I have them done I have the corners and you can see the edges are already white which means I don't have to paint it but you can it's finished well enough and it is so strong and durable that you can paint it any color you want you can even cover it with shelving paper or if you wanted to do something fancy with a wrapping paper you could do something similar to a decoupage or you know I like that spray on adhesive you could do that so one side is very square and the other side is kind of rounded so I want my rounded edges to show so are you ready for the really difficult thing I just set it right in okay now because it is Lowe's and Home Depot they do get marred up a little bit so watch that I didn't really care so like I said I'm just gonna pick the prettiest side and put that forward having that rounded area that's my support if I'm worried about anything moving I could take a command strip...
and just stick it right inside here and press it and that will never move these are my supports then I take the 20 28 and a quarter ready that's a leap my first shelf is in already that fast now the second shelf I did is a mini shelf because I wanted to do something that you could do inside of pantries or in
cabinetswhere you have overhead space but you can't get to things so same concept except this time I had a five and a half inch wide board this one was 8 feet long and again I just stand up the supports on the side right against the end go on the other side and then I had one that was 28 and a quarter that quick that quick so I now have the original shelf that came here and I have this Giants pants with nothing in it and in those two or three minutes I was able to get this nice sturdy shelf and an additional shelf on top so really quickly now I can show you how I would just go ahead and set that up so if you had canned goods or something you could put things behind and still get access to it and you could still have the shorteez on top for completely easy access tada now you can do this in so many different areas of your home definitely you could do this in a craft area if you have a cabinet or a bookcase like this where it's just not working for you you want to have access to small things that you have larger things in front of it doing a narrow shelf in the back is a perfect way to get access to everything but especially in bathrooms and in kitchens this is...
such an inexpensive fast way to add extra
shelvesand you guys I added three extra
shelvesI have another one here that I'm actually going to use in my house I'm gonna try it underneath that sink as we talked about but I did all three of these
shelvesfor about eight dollars apiece without any drilling without having to have any carpentry skills and it matches I didn't have to do anything else into it if you like this idea I have a couple other videos that I found online and I've got the link to the descriptions below the first one was the h2o bungalow and this is just
addingthe existing shelf if you have a cabinet that has the holes so that you can just add pegs so if that's the system that appealed to you most and you already have that set up in place check out that video the second was engineering your space and this was more like what I just did here with setting up the sides and a piece on top so check out her video and the third one which was a little bit more for RVs but still came along the lines of setting up a support this is the one that had the hooks on it so that you could really anchor something in and make it super stable that was creativity RV so check out all three of those but I would love to hear what you think of this system like I said I am really impressed with how quick it was no
toolsand by just
addinga command strip on the side here and adhering it to the side of your cabinet this support piece will never move and then the nice...
thing is if you want to move it you just have to pull that tab and it's clean and again no