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Mission Organization Continues- Kitchen Cabinets

This may be an on again/off again series as I struggle to organize.  It feels great to have something put together but the bigger fight is to keep it that way!

Have you heard the expression, “Cleaning the house while the kids are home is like shoveling snow while it is still snowing?”  Completely true.  While I’m getting something organized in one room, there is a disaster going on in another.  And then there’s the daily grind of sweeping the kitchen and by the doorways (when will the gravel end?), trying to keep little boys’ bathroom clean (why is hitting the water so hard?) and there are two hotspots in the house that will never be “done”- the laundry and the dishes.

All I’m saying is that it is a struggle.

One area of our home that has been an eyesore for me has been my kitchen cabinets. When we moved into our home, I unpacked our kitchen in about a day.  Things were thrown in- random, random things.  And have pretty much been in the same place since.

After careful consideration (and much Pinterest research), I tried to identify which cabinets should house what items.  This was also based on the height and widths of the items that the cabinets would conceal.

Here, for your Tuesday pleasure, is cabinet number one.

Cabinet Number One

Cabinet Number One

There sits my crock pot in amongst the cake cover and microwave chip maker.  I mean, what???

I moved the crock pot so that it would reside by all the other actual cooking items.  So revolutionary!  I also edited the items in this cabinet.  How often does one actually use a cake cover?  Could it be moved to another less accessible cabinet or perhaps donated?  And as for the chip maker, that is now for sale.

Here is the cabinet after-

Cabinet One After

Cabinet One After

Now all of the big bowls are on the top shelf and the bottom shelf contains pie containers and large plastic food storage containers.  I also put the ridged stone bakeware there mostly because it fit perfectly.

One cabinet down.  A whole kitchen to go!

Tomorrow, we’ll keep going through the kitchen.  At the end of the week, I’ll show you all the cabinets together.

If this is inspiring you to make your cabinets make more “sense,” be sure to keep a list of what needs replacing or what you are missing.  I was amazed at the oddity of items I have and the items I really need on a day-to-day basis!

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