Ten minute project here. More cabinet organization in the kitchen. This time I worked on the cabinet above my sink, which currently holds my tupperware, my big pasta bowls, my wooden and plastic serving bowls, matches & lighters and my beloved Le Creuset Dutch Oven that I use all of the time in the Fall and Winter. It also held a mismash of things, including water bottles, pitchers and odds and ends. The cabinet doesn't even look that bad. But to me, it is chaos.
So, as usual, I pulled everything out and thought about what I needed and what was working and what wasn't. What worked:
- The pasta bowls within easy reach. We are big pasta fans up in this joint.
- The lighter/matches on the top shelf. I regularly light candles and fires in the fireplace and want those things out of reach.
- The tupperware in close proximity to the sink
What didn't work:
- My Dutch Oven could not be any more difficult to reach. I would have to take out all the tupperware to get to it. Not working!
- The mishmash of "stuff" in the cabinet. It made me crazy.
What I did:
I bought some white bins in the Dollar Spot at Target. They were $3 and I knew they'd come in handy. The top shelf worked. I put the salad bowl and the matches/lighter back up there. I also put the knife sharpener (which was stuck in the way back of the second shelf) up there too. Now it's easy to find.
For the middle shelf, I put my tupperware container in one white bin and the lids in the other. I threw out any gross or match-less pieces.
For the bottom shelf, I put my pasta bowls, the Dutch Oven and my glass storage containers. Now when I need to grab my Dutch Oven, I only have to move a couple of things. Much better.
As for the other items, I moved the water bottles into another white bin and put them in a different cabinet. I still have to organize that one, so you'll see them in awhile.
But hurrah. This cabinet is done.