I am trying to participate in THIS challenge by I'm an Organizing Junkie to whip things into shape around here. Last week, the desk didn't quite get finished in time, because I needed to purchase some things to get the job done. I will post about that one later, but this week we are focusing on the kitchen. My kitchen cupboards were definitely out of control! This time, I used what I already had - mostly old cereal containers and snap-tops with missing lids - although I have a new list of bins and other organizational goodies that I am going to keep an eye out for when I go shopping!
I am being super transparent in this post, so please don't judge me by my messy cupboards! Here are the before and afters...
|I already had the old cereal containers and cereal, if I buy it, does not last longer than a day or two in this house anyway! Also, I am normally not this stocked up on certain items, but I got some good deals before Christmas.|
|I am not done yet! I want to get some wire shelves so that I don't need to stack things quite so high.|
|I really didn't need popsicle molds up there- we rarely use them in the winter. |
Using the cereal containers really helped free some space, too.
I also went through the medicines in those bins. I had old fluoride prescriptions for the kids from 2005!
Like I said before, there is still some work to be done, but I feel a lot better already. I realized that just because a certain spot is where something has always been, does not mean that I cannot change it! For example, we moved the coffee maker a few years ago when we got a new one that didn't fit under the cupboard where the old one was. The coffee filters were STILL on the other side of the kitchen where the coffee maker used to be. It made no sense! Every now and then, I need to stop and look at what will be the most effective and what has not been working.
I am #96 (that might change but it is around there and titled "Kitchen Cupboards"- creative, I know) if you want to vote for me starting on Friday at THIS link! Thanks!