Friday, November 16, 2012

Inspired Organization

Inspired by Edie's 31 Days to a Heart of Hospitality, I decided it was time to make the best use of my kitchen space.  We have a small, galley style kitchen and space is limited.  Once I saw these posts from Edie here, here, and here.  Our kitchen has no where near the space of Edie's but I knew I needed to make better use of the space we have.
This is the top part of our slide out pantry.  These two shelves are very deep and do not pull out.  Because they are up so high they tend to become very messy.  I have wanted to reorganize them for a long time and finally was inspired to.
From big mess to:
order.  I used some small baskets and glass jars to hold pasta, cupcake liners, decorative sugars, and extracts.  Unfortunately, you can't see all the way into the cabinet but it is all contained and organized. Now I just need a few more glass jars to put things in, then there won't be that awful bag of brown sugar sticking up in the back.  I did use a lot of glass jars I already had.  They mostly hold all the varieties of pasta.
This cabinet is above our coffee pot.  It was a combo of so many things and in desperate need of help.
Now this has become of beverage center.  It is located above the coffee pot so it makes perfect sense.  Too bad it took me so long to realize this.
The top shelf contains a basket that holds assorted cooking tools I don't use as often, it also houses all of our medicines.  The next shelf contains our mugs, and the last one is for different beverages.  The enamel canisters hold a variety of teas and the basket holds different ciders.
This cabinet is to the right of the beverage cabinet.  It was so disorganized and made it difficult to find what I needed.
Now it contains all of my cooking sauces, seasonings and spices.  Directly below are my canisters which hold sugar, flour, and rice.  Next is labels.

These changes may not seem significant but have definitely been an improvement the chaotic disorganization in my cabinets before.  I am thrilled with them.
I am thankful for the new layout of my kitchen and the additional cabinets since we remodeled.  This change has long been overdue and now I am making the best of use of the new space.
This organization comes at the perfect time.  I am hosting Thanksgiving and there will be a lot of holiday baking from now until the new year.
Linking to the great parties listed here.


The Remodeled Life said...

We have a small kitchen and I'm always struggling with how to organize it, love all of you new organization! I'm sure it makes a huge difference! New blog follower :).

must love junk said...

Looks great! Good for you to be so organized! I'm now following you and would love you to visit and say hi :)

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