Friday, September 7, 2012

Home Organization 101 - The Kitchen

I LOVE the idea of being organized.  I used to be organized.  When I was single.  Now I am just a mess of piles just trying to survive.  I really dislike this about myself but I really do try.  
(Mom, I know you read this...really, I do.

Kids are now back in school and our routine is back - so I signed up for Home Organization 101 and this week's assignment was the kitchen. 
 You all know I was in serious canning mode last week, right?  Because when I was done, my kitchen looked like this....
 Uh...yeah.  Horrible, right?  
So I emptied out every.single.cupboard and started all over.


This might not be my kitchen for too much longer.   Dan and I have decided not to move but we I do want to upgrade the crud cabinets.
 My heart is set on white cabinets, but with three kids I am totally scared of them not looking pretty for too long.  
Any thoughts?  Who has white cabinets with kids and has lived to tell about them?  I would love to hear!
 I would love to make the ones by the sink have glass doors so I can put some pretty things in there.  Not just bowls and multi-vitamins! We also want to expand our island out at least 12-18 inches.  Right now I just have wasted space and not enough shelves.
 Dan's reply to this is "People in Germany live with kitchens half the size of ours."  
True..but last time I checked, no one in my family has lived in Germany since the 1700's. 
 And I added a new addition to the cupboards to balance out all the junk I threw perfect fall treat.  Let me get a little closer for you...mmmmmm!  I love this stuff and now Wal-Mart has it!  
 Hello! I'm so excited to try it!

It's not too late to join in the party...come over to A Bowl Full of Lemons - see her darling kitchen and start to get your home organized!

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Erin {Home Everyday} said...

We painted our cabinets white when we moved into our home. I too have three little ones, and after almost two years they are still looking great! I just wipe them down with a damp cloth once in a while. Also, nice work on the kitchen organization. I hope you enjoy your fall treat.

House of Smiths said...

Um... I need some of that hot chocolate ASAP!
GREAT work on the kitchen :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, now you got me in the mood to organize! I really need to take a clue from you and get my kitchen in a better and more organized state! Thanks for the great motivation!!!
Do you want to help?