Monday, April 11, 2011

Kitchen Junk


I thought my kitchen was organized, but I kept finding problem areas. I cleaned out our corner cupboard, where I store our baking items.

I didn't take a "before" photo, but it was awful. I wiped down the shelves and put things away. I moved other items to a lower cupboard. 

I also cleaned out one of our drawers....

...and put the remaining items into 3x9" containers from the dollar store.  Much better.  

Anyone else doing spring cleaning? I'm going to finish going through the rest of the kitchen this week. 

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32 comments:

Sunny said...

Hi! I love your organizing! Most impressive. Trading tiling for organizing ha! Your Blog is clever too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment too! Have a great week! Sunny109

Sunny said...

Hi Again! I added your button and am going to follow you!, Great Blog!! Sunny109

Debra said...

I am still spring cleaning, too. The kitchen seems never ending to me. I am not sure if it's that I am always in there thinking of new, better ways to organize it or always messing it up! Love the drawer organizers- they are perfect for tea bags, aren't they?

Mary Ellen said...

I saw all those teabags and knew I found a kindred spirit! Love tea my self and this is a great way to store them!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

I get to put off all my spring cleaning for now, because I currently have no kitchen! But it will be quite the party putting things back together when it's done...boxes of stuff in the garage, bedrooms... :)

Alana in Canada said...

Thanks for your knid comment. I am definitely spring cleaning. I'm in the midst of me second day of cleaning my oven and stove! You've inspired to me tackle tmy kitchen drawers, next!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Way to go! It looks so organized :D

Marianne said...

I'm very jealous of your cupboards....they look great! I really need to stop redecorating my home and organize it a little. I could never post my cabinet contents on here, ugh! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm now your newest follower!
Marianne :)

Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom said...

Oh my....look at you, all organized! I'm impressed! I'm visiting your blog because I saw that you got an award from Always Just a Mom...and I wanted to see what impressed her about your blog! Yep, call me nosey. I don't care :)

You have a terrific blog, and I'm happy to be following you!

www.theyallcallmemom.com

Jane said...

I've been meaning to organize my junk drawer, you have motivated me to get busy!
Jane

Laura said...

Love the drawer re-do..it looks so nice and organized. Great fix!

By the Bluegrass said...

I love the feeling of organization! It doesn't stay that long for me, but it's always such a good feeling.
xo,
Sena

laxsupermom said...

Looks great! I love your solution for all those tea bags and kool-aid packets. Such a great way to store them. Thanks for sharing.

Rosario said...

I like how the tea and koolaid drawer looks. Its so much easier to just open the drawer pick what you want and close back the drawer, intead of having to open up another box. Saves you time.

Beth said...

This is a perpetual state for- organizing some shelf or cabinet, that is. Looks great. I am working on my office these days. I did my kitchen a few months ago. Lately, I changed from a small lazy susan to a very large one (18") for my spices. It seems to be keeping things in much better order. Good job on your organization. It looks great.

Anonymous said...

I have started thinking about my spring cleaning.. and that's about all I have in me right now. Is that Lemon-Lime Nuun? You crack me up.. I use that stuff for long runs. :)

<3 Beth

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Sorry, but I have no idea what that lemon lime stuff is?

Anna said...

That looks great! Good job!

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Leslie Limon said...

I am so jealous! Wish you lived closer so you could help me with mine. :)

Celeste said...

Now you have stressed me thinking about how unorganized all my kitchen drawers are. And to think of it all other drawers in my house LOL! So glad to have found you via #commenthour

CHEERS!

Cara said...

Question: When will be you be available to come and organize my kitchen? Haha! Jk! I love to organize but I HATE my kitchen and, thereford, hate doing anything in there......maybe I will be inspired and motivated now.....

We'll see

Cara

http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

Delightful Order said...

I too am in the middle of finishing my kitchen organizing. Thanks for linking to my party.
DaNita

Marianne said...

Mine is a never ending story too and right now we have to get ready to sell too.

Alexandra said...

This looks great, love the new containers.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I absolutely adore this project! I am hosting a Springtime Craft and Project linky party today and I would love it if you would particpate.

There is a giveaway involved. :)

Jessica said...

Looks great! I need to do some organizing like this in my kitchen, my corner cabinets have lots of wasted space toward the back so I'd love to figure out something for that.

Visiting from Remodelaholics Anonymous party.

allysgrandma said...

I like those 9 x 3 inch container. Everything looks great. I know what you mean about "finding" problem areas.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looks so wonderful all organized!! I really should get my cupboards neat and tidy too- thanks for the inspiration and for sharing at FNF! :)

Ginger said...

I really need to do this too. My pantry and cabinets are out of control. It looks really nice! I love the tea/kool-aid drawers. It is so neat and tidy.

Ginger
Stopping by LATE from #CommentHour

Amy Bowman said...

You got most clicked on link at "AP Tuesday" I will be featuring you tomorrow! Thanks for linking up!

Elisabeth said...

Your tea drawer is awesome looking. What an improvement!

Elisabeth

Delightful Order said...

This is great! I featured this today. Stop by and grab a button if you'd like.
http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/04/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party-8.html
DaNita

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