Over the years I've had kitchens that I would call teeny tiny, one that was huge and a couple in between. Our current kitchen is underwhelming in every way including it's storage capacity. We have a 3-shelf open cabinet that I use for storing cereal, kids snacks and plastic lunch containers. I felt like I could probably use an extra shelf so rather than scrapping the cabinet and getting a new one I thought I'd add a shelf.
These old concrete things were found behind our house. I have no clue what they're actually for but I love the shape of them.
This is an old shelf that was not being used.
I pulled out all the Ikea glass jars I had hidden in the cupboards. I gave them a tag using a 2" punch, some card stock I had lying around and my most coveted label maker (oh, it's love!) along with a little jute to attach them to each jar. Underneath the shelf I have more snacks because apparently there is not enough food in the universe for a 13-year-old boy. I didn't bother to label those since snacks change on a regular basis.
While this doesn't seem to be a significant offering in terms of storage it has freed up a ton of room in our severely lacking cupboard space. I'd show you a photo of the empty shelves but that would be downright boring.
Since the blocks are so significant they could support quite a bit of weight and I could probably add another shelf if I decided to but for now I'm a happy camper.
I'm on an organizational rampage so I'll be posting more ideas shortly.