With as much stockpiling as I've done lately, I finally had to start storing items in the two cabinets above my fridge. These cabinets are very difficult to reach, even with a stepstool, so I used to store small appliances that were rarely used. But to keep "like things" together, I had to find another place for the small appliances so I could store pantry items instead, and they'd be closer to the two cabinets along the side of my fridge where I keep my canned goods & pastas.
On the left cabinet above the fridge, we have pasta sauce, more BBQ sauce, canned tomatoes, evaporated milk, macaroni & cheese, and lots of boxes of hamburger helper. They were on sale for $1/ea and I had a coupon, so I couldn't resist. I can't remember the last time I made a box, but it makes for a good food storage item, and if we go broke and can't afford groceries, then I know I can dip into the hamburger helper and omit the hamburger if necessary. There are expirations on the boxes, but I'm not so concerned about them. Pasta is pasta and will reconstitute itself once introduced to boiling water & some salt, and the seasonings will keep. Not like there's raw meat in the boxes, right? :)
The other half of the cabinets above the fridge have more canned tomatoes, some sugar, canned fruit, and canned vegetables. Looking at this pic reminds me that I need to take the sugar out and put in my sugar container since it's nearly out.
I'm not too fond of the corner cabinets in my kitchen. They have these lazy susan shelves that take up space I could be using for storage. I managed to raise the height of these two lazy susans, which gave me enough height on the bottom shelf to store my large baking supplies--flour, sugar, cornmeal, powdered sugar, brown sugar, and pancake mix. I've asked my husband to install wooden shelves for the middle & top so I can actually put things against the back. With the round shape of the lazy susans, plus the metal bar going through the middle of the cabinet, there's just too much wasted space. But for now, this is what works for me.
In cabinet one, I store more baking supplies (vegetable oil, cannisters of salt, baking powder, cornstarch, etc.) plus dried beans on the top shelf. Second from top is our canning supplies and our homegrown veggies that we've canned. The rest of the shelves are loaded with snacks and drinks for the kids for school. I stockpiled these over the summer whenever they were on sale and I had coupons to use with the sale.
Our newest cabinet is the same size as the previous. I forgot to take a picture when I took pics of my pantry "tour", but here's a picture from a couple months ago. It looks a little bare in this pic, but trust me when I say that it's filled to capacity now. I store a variety of items here, most of which is for immediate use--snacks, condiments, cereal, syrup, bottled water for me, drinks for the kids, and Gatorade for hubs who insisted he'd need it this Summer since he'd be working out in the field, then turned around and dissolved the business so now I have a ton of Gatorade. And it's been in the 70's and low 80's for a couple weeks now, so who knows when the Gatorade will get used up. Oh well, we've got it, and it's something to drink if our water ever gets shut of. ;)