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Feb 21, 2013

Organization: The Kitchen Inside Part One

I am so excited to basically be done with out kitchen organization.  However, and this is a BIG however, no matter how organized it may be, kitchens are hard to make look neat.  There is just so much odd sized, mismatched, electric cord wielding thingamajigs to fit in.  So please excuse all that because I have yet to figure out how to make it all but disappear.  A little background... I went through the entire kitchen, cabinet by cabinet, drawer by drawer and emptied them in their entirety.  I then got rid of everything I knew we absolutely didn't need or hadn't used in the last year.  After that I played around with all of my organizing goodies and tried to make the best use of space I could.  Here is the first part of what I have been working on:

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I found these drawer organizers at Home Goods.  They're the same brand that I have purchased at the Container Store before but half the price!

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Invest in a lid rack.  It's a game changer.

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The carb cabinet.  This middle shelf is where all of carbs are kept basically.
I used drawer organizers to hold our vitamins and daily meds in.  I keep them in the kitchen where they are in easy reach.
This is for all of our baking.  I used my old spice jars to hold candy, candles and extra sprinkles.  I can pull this out easily when I want to bake without having to root through an entire cabinet.

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I found these chalkboard labels at Staples.  They are the Martha Stewart line and are awesome! I kind of accumulate the containers they are on as I go so please excuse all the mismatchedness.  The little guy on the far right has all of the dry sauces/flavor packs in it.
I have all the miscellaneous spices on a three tier spice rack so I can see everything and dont end up double buying.
My love of Lazy Susans continues.

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Sippy cups and kids plates are brutal.  There is no good way to get around all this nonsense but I do the best I can.

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This we totally removed and turned into a pull out trash can.  I LOVE it!  We also don't have a trash can standing out in our kitchen any longer.  Happy dance!

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So there you have it so far! When it comes to the kitchen pretty is fun but functionality and simplicity always win out with me!

1 comment:

  1. loved this post, I'm obsessed with organizing and love seeing how people change things up!

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