Here’s the first day of my adventure in this challenge. Look there for more explanation as to what it is and join me! Just because we’re late doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the party! My kitchen had it coming. Oh goodness did it have it coming! When we did redid our flooring, not only did it cause all of the remodeling mess to be all up in my kitchen’s business, but I insisted on moving a large cabinet that wasn’t strictly necessary downstairs (I wanted it out of the house, but the compromise was for it to be in the back room). We really didn’t need the extra space, but moving the last few things out of it did require some shifting of organization. And, quite frankly, a little bit of piling things on top of one another. Which resulted in this:
Which, thankfully, I’ve turned into this:
Sorry about the shadow. I plan on using the canned goods up as much as possible, especially the ones that I’m not particularly interested in eating (canned salmon is simply meh), freeing up even more room in the pantry.
The second thing I did was start with this jumbled mess:
And I turned it into this:
I didn’t get rid of much (just the things that were expired), but I did rearrange it in a way that’s more accessible. All of the things on the top of the left cabinet are snacks. In the right cabinet, the left top is extras, then sauces, then sweets. Bottom shelf is noodles, then boxed dinner things, then crackers. I’m going to work on using these up too.
Lastly, I did our random stuff area:
Turning it into this:
This is the area of the house where everything and anything goes. When it doesn’t have a place. When it’s waiting for further action. When come in the door and just set something down. I’m sure all of you have this area too. It gets pretty full of random clutter at times. We were also having an issue with Peanut grabbing stuff out of my husband’s basket (we each have our own little random area within the random area!), including his wedding ring, so I moved it over. There’s still the bottom of the dishwasher on there, as well as a picture frame that Peanut painted and needs a picture, but for the most part, it’s clean.
This is far from our full kitchen, but those were the real trouble areas. I do still want to go through my baking cabinet. I never got around to getting rid of all of the specialty teas that I never drink, so I’d like to go through those. I’m saving it for another time though because it’s not really that bad.