Thursday, March 1, 2012

Reorganizing the Cabinets

I constantly feel like my kitchen is a disorganized mess, even though the kitchen I have now is three times as big as what I had before. So, I decided I needed to start looking at the way I'm utilizing my cabinets & see if there are changes that need to be made.

This is the cabinet I stored my spices in (I had already pulled a ton of stuff out before I had the "aha moment" to photograph the before & after)...

This is all the stuff I pulled out of that cabinet before the picture was taken!

This is the cabinet right next to it, and, immediately right of the stove. I had just put baking dishes & measuring cups in it before. It looked fine, right?
Yeah, but it wasn't the best use of the space.

After thinking about it awhile, I decided to move all the spices over to the cabinet closer to the stove, and, WOW - it works much better. I picked up a stair stepped shelf to help organize the spices, and, some $1 plastic containers to place my spice packets in. Doesn't this look MUCH better?!

In the corner, lazy susan cabinet I placed my measuring cups, mixer attachments & some mixing bowls - since that is the area I bake in.
It's still not perfect, this cabinet is a terrible waste of space the way they did it - but, it's better than it was!

I have many, many more cabinets to move on too. My goal is to get this all completed before I start refinishing the cabinets in May. Stay tuned :)


  1. Looks great, Jenny! I'm working on this now, as well. I am about halfway there!

    One thing....can you enlarge your photos on your posts? I never can see them as well as I'd like. : )

  2. Hmm...let me see if I can figure that out! ha!