Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Kitchen Reorganization

Do you have an area in your house that just drives you crazy?  For me one of those spots is the corner Lazy Susan type cabinets in both corners of my U shape kitchen.   I am sure when the builder built this house it was meant to be convenient, but for the last 9 years we have lived here, they have been a pain. 

For years we have used one of them to hold all of our baking pans, pots and plastic containers.  It was hard to get  to what you need, and most of the time something would fall out and fall on the floor.  

This is the pantry which has also given us a lot of trouble over the years.  We had to remove the bi-fold door because the kids kept jamming it so it would no longer  close.  I would clean it out every 6 months or so, but it would end up looking like this again in a matter of weeks. It was hard to find what we need, and there just was just not enough room to hold everything.  

The other day it hit me..  why not switch the two.. If the items that were in the corner cabinet were on actual shelves, I might actually be able to get to them, and keep them organized.  The top shelves of the pantry still hold our bread and cereal.  It looks so clean now that there is not food spilling out everywhere. 

If the canned and small box items were in the corner cabinet, I could find what I need at a glance. It would also save me money because I would not have food lost in the back until it is past it is expiration date.   Seriously, why did I not think of this before?!   

It will take a few days to get used to the new system, but so far I love it.     

What areas in your house do you want to change?

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I'm all about making things work outside the box!


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