The point had been reached. I was at my peak for being irritable with my favorite room of the house. Dear little kitchen, how could you bother me so?
I had gotten to the point where my kitchen was attacking me every time I attempted to accomplish something. Bowls raging with the slight opening of a door. Spice containers plummeting to their demise. Spoons and tongs hanging on to each other for dear life. What was the deal?
A long time I ago, I attempted to create some sort of organized system for my little kitchen of paradise. I bought absolutely nothing to help with the matter, only using what I had on hand. Maybe that's where I made the mistake. I'm not sure. I decided though, that I had reached the final straw. I was tired of being mocked by my kitchen...so here's where I started fighting back.
I gave myself 20 minutes to organize the drawers...to sort through everything and determine a donate and keep pile. I think this was the way to go. I set my kitchen timer to 20 and off I went. I admit it was so much easier than I imagined it would be.
Say hello to Drawer #1.
...and do this...
Yep you guessed it! I took all the things that I didn't use on a daily basis but still needed and sorted them in this basket. I put it up on top of my fridge to keep my small cook book collection company.
I love it! Mainly because Drawer #1 now looks like this. Remember the green paper from our undersink project? Well, I carried it on through out the kitchen drawers. Yay!!!
The excitement continued with Drawer #2.
I pulled out all the spoons and such and went through them all. I never knew I had this many!
So after a bit of weeding, this is what I was left with. Pretty lovely huh?
Drawer #3 and 4 were pretty easy. I tossed all the older towels into the "rag" box and that was that.
I was even left with an almost empty Drawer #4
And this drawer is my enemy. It always seems to end up a wreck. However, conquer I must.
And conquer I DID!!!
I would love to go out and buy a new utensil organizer. This is the one we used when we lived in Louisiana when our utensil drawer was 3/4 of this size. Our neighbor sawed a big portion of it off for me...I'm using what I have until I can get something that fits. *smile*
So overall, I'm in love with my newly organized chaos. With a small kitchen like we have, it's difficult at times to imagine the best way to work with things. I think I've figured it out though. It's been two weeks and it still looks good.
Now for that dreaded junk drawer...Drawer #5...