Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Getting Organized -- Kitchen!

Well, I need to organize my kitchen a bit better, but I lacked both motivation and inspiration, to my mind essential ingredients in getting this sort of work accomplished.

Inspiration came from a blogging buddy's post. I highly recommend this article if you have organizing to do.  I began to take baby steps and the motivation is coming along.

So far, I cleaned out a few drawers and started using one of them as a new home for oven mits and hot pads which used to clutter a section of the counter.

I moved the blender to a more convenient spot.

I cleaned the top of the bookcase and then the underside of the shelf above it and hung up some herbs to dry.

I also started to use more canisters. I had three full ones -- holding whole wheat flour, white flour and sugar -- and five empty ones. I have now filled two canisters with tea bags. One of those canisters is actually labeled "Tea;" the other says "Coffee." Well, we don't drink coffee at my house, but I figure this canister won't mind being "re-purposed." Another canister I filled with rice and I plan to use one for lentils. The fifth, a tiny one, will remain empty for the moment.

I have a lot more to do, especially rearranging pots and pans. Things are going in fits and starts, but I feel like I have accomplished something. Onward and upward!


How about you? How are your projects coming along? Do you have any organizing tips to share?



8 comments:

  1. I could so use a whole day to organize my kitchen! It's amazing how quickly things can get in disarray. I like your ideas. I will have to try some.

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    1. Wouldn't that be nice! :) Glad you found something helpful!

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  2. I try to organize my kitchen every couple of months. Things get in a mess, get put in the wrong spots, etc. I'm about due for another organizing session for my drawers. I recently started organizing my desk/office area starting with a new desk. I'm trying to do a little every few days until it's the way I want it to be.

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    1. Sounds good! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I need as many tips as I can find. I left a fairly good sized house and now live in one bedroom. It is my bedroom, TV room, and office. Organization is really important!

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    1. That's a big change! And your right, organization is important in a small space.

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  4. Post again when you organize your office. My kitchen is pretty minimalist, but my office is filled with leaning towers of books. Maybe time to buy another bookcase?

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    1. If I ever get that far I'll post about it.

      Bookcases help. :)

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