Ok, so remember last week I decided to claim my children's old snack cabinet? Well, this is the reason why.
Yikes, right! One of my children's chores is to empty the dishwasher, and obviously I needed to make it easier for him to put things away more efficiently. So I took everything out and wiped it down, and now with the empty snack cabinet, I had two cabinets in which to organize my pots and pans etc...
I relocated a couple of dishes I only use rarely to a shelf in the basement for just such things.The rest went back in in a much more orderly fashion, divided between the two cabinets. I am so happy with the results! This is what they look like now:
One cabinet I used for primarily pots and pans, and now they are so easy to get in and out.
The other cabinet I used for most of my glass items. Doesn't it look so much better!?
While I was on a roll, I decided to work on another cabinet that needed some organization.
It didn't look horrible, but I knew it could be better. Remember these little shelves I had bought for a dollar at a yard sale?
I put them to good use in this cabinet, along with a little turntable I had in the basement. After emptying everything out, I wiped down the cabinet.
Then I grouped like items together, relocated a couple of things to the pantry, and then put everything else back more orderly. Here is the after shot:
It's a bit more tidy, don't you think?
If you're interested in other kitchen organizing posts I've done, you can find the pantry here, the spice cabinet
and kitchen counter here and finally the plasticware and dish cupboards.
There are still a few more cupboards to do, and of course the constant need for maintenance.
Check out I'm an Organizing Junkie for more inspiration.