New Year’s Organizing Revolution: The Kitchen

Ahh, the kitchen. The heart of the home. Inevitably, where we all hang out when our families come over.

I love our kitchen! When Logan moved in (he bought the house nearly a year before we even started dating), the kitchen was one only a non-cook would buy! Hardly any counter space, poor layout, inconvenient storage. The smartest thing we ever did was remodel the kitchen…before we got married and I moved in. All the benefits of a remodel without all the stress of living there (though I did have to do one very large round of dishes in the bathtub).

My little helper!

My little helper!

For this challenge, my goal was to create more of a unified… and therefore less cluttered… look. Much as I would love to buy new jars and tubs at The Container Store, that’s just not possible. Alas.

Instead, I hit up The Dollar Tree!

I also took the contact paper from the office and made labels for all of my containers. I really like how simple it makes everything look.

Perfect extra storage! Baskets hide cookbooks, coffees, and miscellaneous things of Logan and mine.

Perfect extra storage! Baskets hide cookbooks, coffees, and miscellaneous things of Logan and mine.

This pot rack frees up so much cabinet space! And I love the Rachel Ray pots and pans.

This pot rack frees up so much cabinet space! And I love the Rachel Ray pots and pans.

My spice containers--I designed the magnetic backsplash around using these (yay for heating duct supplies at Lowes)

My spice containers–I designed the magnetic backsplash around using these (yay for heating duct supplies at Lowes).

My refrigerator

Lazy susan on the top shelf for condiments. Baskets for Emily, yogurts, and cheeses. And an open shelf for leftovers.

Lazy susan on the top shelf for condiments. Baskets for Emily, yogurts, and cheeses. And an open shelf for leftovers.

Magnetic jobs chart

Magnetic jobs chart

Inside my cabinets:

DSCN1152

Hook for my lunchbox

DSCN1148

Labeled, sorted, and containerized

DSCN1145

Inside one cabinet is my menu and shopping list. So much nicer than on my refrigerator.

DSCN1144

Oils in one, vinegars in the other. These are just ice cube bins from Target. I got tired of cleaning up the oil that spilled onto the bottom of the cabinet. So the bins let me just run them through the dishwasher!

***********************

I’m linking up to A Bowl Full of Lemon’s New Year’s Revolution! Please vote for me! The numbers will change as the voting goes on, but I’ll title it as Lindsey’s Kitchen. Thanks!

8 Comments

Filed under Organizing, Repurposing

8 responses to “New Year’s Organizing Revolution: The Kitchen

  1. what a cute little helper you have! love the idea of a lazy susan in the frig. a great kitchen you have there!

  2. Wonderful! Love the Lazy Susan in the fridge and the oil bin! Stealing your ideas. 🙂

  3. I love the magnetic spice tins! Such great ideas here!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s