Monday, August 19, 2013

Save your Stemware - and your Cabinet Space!

Our New Stemware Racks.
A couple of years ago, I did an accounting. I discovered that in the previous 5 years, I had managed to kill about 30 wineglasses. Now, I could pretend that they all broke on nights when we were having some exciting party and I had drunk a few too many - but the reality is that we don't really lead that "exciting" a life. I don't think a single one was broken after I had drunk a glass!  . 
 
The fact is that I'm a klutz, and I'm not very tidy.
 
My counters are usually a tad cluttered, and my cabinets a little disorganized and over-full. So, a top heavy empty wineglass might just take a dive from a cupboard, or be nudged from a counter with a busy elbow while it is drip drying. Or, it might just be "waiting" to be washed and be broken in the sink (since they aren't supposed to go in the dishwasher).
 
Well, my Sister came to my rescue. She's one of those nice sort of people who apparently reads my online "Wish Lists" for fun : )
 
Last year, for our Anniversary she got me these great stemware racks.
 
(Notice what I am saying here - I got no free product from the company to do this review. There are no affiliate links that I will profit from if you read this. I'm just typing this up because I like this organizing method, and you might too!).
 
 They're installed above my kitchen sink. When a wineglass becomes empty, I immediately wash it, and then without even having to dry it (and risk all that unpleasant lint & spread of germs from a dishtowel), I can hang the wet glass in the rack. It drips into the sink and dries in the air. My cabinets now have a tiny bit of breathing room. And, my floor has a few less glass shards. And, I think they're kinda pretty up there. Actually, I haven't broken a single wineglass since we installed these!  
 
This is the brand my Sister bought me - I'm very happy
with it.
 
These installation instructions were useless. Tape will not hold a fairly heavy
metal rack to the ceiling. I did try. I ended up making a template from a paper shopping bag
 for where I wanted the rack to go. I drilled the pilot holes thru the paper, and went from there.
 
 

Life With The Crust Cut Off

2 comments:

  1. I am always looking for another space saver. This is an inexpensive and ez fix. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

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  2. This is a great idea! I have broken a few wine glasses too! We have a granite counter top and sometimes I set the glass down too hard! End of glass.

    Thanks for linking this to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

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