I mentioned in my Weekend Wrap-Up post that I did a little organizing over the weekend and I wanted to share more about that. After I finished up our junk drawer and L’s junk drawer, I got inspired and decided that the organizing needed to continue. I set my sights on “my” kitchen cabinets. B is in charge of pots and pans and all that stuff, but I am in charge of baking stuff, etc. Here is the before:
That is one nasty mess. One that I do not ever want to look at again. I’m almost ashamed! But I picked up a few clear bins at IKEA on Saturday just for this purposes. Check out the results:
It’s amazing what a little organizing can do, huh? It feel calmer every time I open it. The top bins have cookie cutters (*), silicone molds, magnets that L likes to play with and some assorted rarely used kitchen gadgets. The bottom has cookie pans / molds and some other odds and ends. I ended up moving all of my vases to under the kitchen sink because it nice and tall and is perfect for things like vases. The only problem I have with the IKEA bins is that the lids they don’t snap shut. I don’t really get why Swedish people don’t like to secure lids, but they were cheap so what can I say?
I also cleaned / organized L’s dishes and cups and his “kitchen-only” playdoh. L’s dishes were such a mess and were always falling over and would fall out of the cupboard when I opened it. Ugh. It drove me nuts. So nuts that I didn’t even take a before picture! I used more of the cheap IKEA bins for the bottom, but for the top, I used a deep drawer tray that I picked up at Target. I put the plates in like you would load in the dishwasher and left the bowls on the shelf in front. Once again, I am happy every time I open the door and see how neatly everything is placed. No more just throwing things in.
I love the famous quote “A a place for everything and everything in its place”. It totally fits me. So what do you think? Will it stay organized?
(*) I bake sugar cookies maybe 2-3 times a year. Why in the world do I have so many cookie cutters??