Feb 21, 2013

Kitchen: Pretty Drawer Organization

Let's get back to the kitchen today. :)

And let's recall my list of kitchen to dos...
  • clear the counters so that I have an ample amount of space to prepare meals
  • organize spices 
  • clean and organize fridge and freezer
  • clean stove and cook top
  • find another space for the microwave
  • new table and chairs for at least six people {we only have a small table with two chairs now}
  • pretty rug 
  • pretty tablescape
  • change up the lighting fixture
  • add art to the bare walls
  • cleaning supply area defined 
  • trash and recycle area
  • organize the pantry
  • purge junk and pretty up the drawers {I only have 1 and 1/4 drawers}
  • pretty up the cookware, dishes, and appliance cabinets.
So I am off to a slow start it seems. The truth is I have several projects in the works but I am still tweaking. I think I have tweaked my kitchen drawers until I have come up with something that works. I was not joking when I said I only have 1 and 1/4 kitchen drawers. I have a large drawer that houses everything from handtowels to utensils. Another drawer that seems to collect random doodads. 


 The first thing I did was clean out the drawers and line them with pretty paper.


Then I put back the items in the larger drawer but organized everything into separate spaces. 




By using these dollar tree baskets on the inside of my drawers I was able to create separate space for different items.  Everything is so easy to find now.

Next, was the tiny and narrow drawer right by my stove.

 
 I have seen several different spice organizing ideas and I thought this space would be perfect for just that. So I collected baby food jars for a few days and sprayed the lids with chalkboard paint and va la..instant spice jars...and perfect for this space.




My drawers are now super functional and super pretty. This project took about 45 minutes to complete but the time invested was well worth the finished product. Don't you think? And the best part not only did I scratch off drawer organization from my list of to dos I can scratch off spice organization as well. Yay!

  • clear the counters so that I have an ample amount of space to prepare meals
  • organize spices 
  • clean and organize fridge and freezer
  • clean stove and cook top
  • find another space for the microwave
  • new table and chairs for at least six people {we only have a small table with two chairs now}
  • pretty rug 
  • pretty tablescape
  • change up the lighting fixture
  • add art to the bare walls
  • cleaning supply area defined 
  • trash and recycle area
  • organize the pantry
  • purge junk and pretty up the drawers {I only have 1 and 1/4 drawers}
  • pretty up the cookware, dishes, and appliance cabinets.

How is your kitchen clean up coming along? Have you got to the drawers yet? How do you store your spices?



 



5 comments:

  1. Love the idea for the baby food jars. I've been looking for some way to use those little guys. Thanks!

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    1. Your very welcome. Keep saving them, save the little plastic ones too. I have some more ideas coming soon!

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  2. I wish I had kept all those baby jars because I so want to do this. My drawers are a wreck, you've motivated me to clean my out as well! have a great weekend!

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