I am just switching my blog over so I thought my first post would be my last post over there: http//www.lovetolivelife.blogspot.com . It is my first task to organize my house.
School is a month away and this year I have to get two kids on the school bus by roughly 8am. I need to have a routine in place for packing lunches and the only way to do this is to get my kitchen organized. I have realized I can’t do this all at once and I just don’t have the time. So I plan to do it step by step in the next few weeks.
I decided to start with under the sink. This has always been a place for, well, everything! Every time I needed something, I would open it up and something would fall out. I’d search through the clutter until I found what I knew to be in there (somewhere) and shove everything back in and shut the door before something else jumped out. Not an organized space to say the least.
First I took everything out! I had over a hundred plastic bags-big and small. I only really use the small ones for trash baskets and stinky diapers. I also had too many paper bags from the grocery store. The bags really took up most of the cabinet. I decided to keep only the small bags and a few paper bags. Everything else went out with recycling. Once I took them all out, I could see what else was in there. I decided what I didn’t want to be in there and what needed to stay. I had Ziploc bags of all sizes in there and I have to find a new spot for them. They just didn’t belong.
So what did I keep? Dish soap, dishwasher pods, dishwasher spot remover, cleaning wipes, gloves, rags, baking soda, paper towels, Swiffer duster refills, Swiffer duster, dustpan and broom and kitchen trash can bags. I decided for the space to be efficient I’d need to stop there. I felt better already.
I mounted a plastic bag dispenser (with the adhesive on the back of it-easy). This took care of all the bag clutter. I used two bins that I bought at Marshalls to hold the rest of the items. I also hung up the Swiffer duster handle. What a difference! I feel organized every time I go to open up the door. Ahhhhh. Freedom!
Here is the reveal. I am sorry I didn’t take a Before picture. My camera was at work and I was way to motivated to stop myself………
Hmmmm, now what area to tackle next. I need a good place for baggies and Tupperware used to pack the kids lunches. I’m going from packing one lunch to two. I also try to pack my husband’s lunch, but he leaves for work at 6:30am. It all depends what time the kids get me up. I haven’t set my alarm since I had my first baby over 6 years ago. Maybe this year I will start. Then I could have my cup of coffee in peace before everyone else gets up. Sounds good to me!
Can you feel how relaxed I am? This is my first post of many that will show the progress I am making to get my house in order.