Thank you Laura @ Organizing Junkie and Maryann@ Domestically Speaking for giving me some incentive to clean and organize my house (my husband thanks you too).
This week’s challenge – the kitchen. I don’t do the cooking, but that doesn’t mean keeping a tidy kitchen isn’t my responsibility (he cooks – I clean – most women would agree it’s a fair trade).
So I dove in… and I’m not done by a long shot, but things are starting to get better!
1. I don’t have to do it all this week (I have 52 weeks to organize the whole house – so I’ll pace myself! ;)
This cabinet wasn’t terrible, but there was a little of everything – no overarching theme here (except messy).
2. To organize sometimes it gets messier before it gets tidier. So true – I’ve still got stuff all over my counters.
Now, I’ve got medicines in a basket at the top, flours in the middle, and oils/vinegars on the bottom.
3. Put like with like, and place it near where you use it. A drawer becomes dedicated to vitamins. Baskets for medicines and flours. I used to have these things scattered all over the kitchen!
And I learned something. I had some of these exceptional gluten-free flours from Norway – being saved for a special day. When I had gathered them together, I had more than I thought. I also realized that I was hoarding them! There’s no point in having something special if it never gets used because it is too special. I am going to use these flours – they aren’t doing me any good in the cupboard!
Oh my goodness I can NOT wait to see everyone’s organized kitchen projects!
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