Use Keurig K Cups or Coffee Pods? This Storage Hack’s For You

published May 19, 2018
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Use Keurig K cups or Nespresso coffee pods? If yours live in one of those bulky carousels on your counter, or take up an entire drawer, they are using precious kitchen real estate. Here’s a great quick (and temporary) way to up your storage game with an affordable, DIY solution that frees up space, and lets you easily see and grab the flavor you want. Best of all, it only takes minutes and just a couple of bucks.

Start with these very cheap PVC strips (only $3) from Home Depot (or, if you can’t find them there, you can buy some for a little bit more money on Amazon). This material is officially “divider molding” designed to hold large wall panels or ceiling tiles in place, and camouflage the seams. Their channels also make perfect impromptu railings that, when mounted, you can slide objects onto—perfect for Keurig K cups or Nespresso pods. Stick a series of these PVC strips—either on the side of your cabinets or fridge, or under a shelf—then store all those loose cups and pods in the grooves.

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First, note the size of your favorite brand cups and mark off the distance on the cabinet or shelf where you want to hang them. Take into consideration that the pods will fit partially inside the channels, and measure accordingly.

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The PVC strips come with either one channel or two and are sold in long 96-inch lengths. Measure the length of your shelf and then easily cut them to size with scissors, a utility knife, or trim snips. Mount lengths of the PVC in rows with a temporary adhesive strip.

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You can add as many rows as you like, depending on how many flavors you use, and how much space you have underneath your cabinet or shelf.

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Grab them, use them, then don’t forget to recycle!

If you like this idea, these PVC strips are good for other things as well:

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