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Hang aluminum foil and cling wrap inside a cabinet for easier access

Forget about storing things like rolls of aluminum foil in a drawer. Mount them inside your cabinet for easier access and to save on valuable storage space.

Storage space can become cramped in the kitchen very quickly. Rather than losing an entire drawer to common, bulky items like entire rolls of cling wrap, aluminum foil and wax paper, hang them inside your cabinet door.

Not only will it free up space, it will also be easier and faster to unroll exactly the amount you need without having to remove the entire roll from a drawer.

What you will need

All you need for this fix is two medium or large Command hooks for each roll. So if you have rolls of aluminum foil, cling wrap and wax paper, you will need six hooks and six Command strips (assuming nothing goes wrong). I ended up needing a few extra adhesive strips, thanks to needing to reposition the rolls.

Large hooks will allow more room for larger rolls, hold more weight and cause less frustration. While they still work, the medium hooks tend to pinch thicker rolls and will be more difficult to install.

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Mounting aluminum foil will help save valuable kitchen space.

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Hanging the rolls on the cabinet door

If you caught my tip on how to mount a tablet inside your cabinet, this trick is very similar. Installation is rather straightforward, however, it can also be a bit tricky to get everything positioned correctly.

  • First, make sure you have a cabinet door wide enough for the roll plus two Command hooks. The total width of mine was 14.75 inches (37.47 centimeters).
  • Next, prepare the hooks. Remove the protective layer from the red side of a Command strip and press it firmly against the backside of one of the hooks. Repeat this step for all hooks.
  • Choose the cabinet door that seems the most appropriate and hold the roll up to the inside of the cabinet door to determine the best position for the rolls. Mainly, you want to make sure the rolls or the hooks will not obstruct the cabinet door from closing.
  • Push in the perforated holes on both ends of the roll packaging. Remove the protective layer from the backside of the adhesive for two hooks and place one hook on either side of one of the rolls. Align the roll inside the cabinet and press firmly into place. Make sure to fully apply pressure to each hook or the adhesive will fail and the roll will fall off under a small amount of pressure.
  • Repeat the above step for the remaining rolls, ensuring there is enough vertical clearance to open the top of the box for each roll.
  • Test each roll by pulling out a small amount of aluminum foil or cling wrap and using the cutting edge to remove the piece from the roll.