Tuesday, April 16, 2013

i did it!

a few days ago i posted 'before' photos of my kitchen drawers and cupboards as a way of humiliating myself into actually - finally! - getting organized.

well, humiliation seemed to be just the motivation i needed!

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i lined the drawer with wrapping paper (found at target's dollar spot), purged a bunch of never-used knives and utensils, and bought a lucite bin to help corral small sharp kitchen tools.


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i got rid of a ton of junk and purchased two lucite bins to hold the items that need to remain. can you see the two boxes at the very back of the drawer? i simply dug a few empty boxes out of the recycle bin and cut them down. i plan to cover them with paper to make them look prettier. you can read a full tutorial of how to do that HERE.


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the major issue with this drawer is all the plastic bags i keep. here's how i decided to store them...

i plan to wrap this oatmeal box with paper, too, but i wanted to see how this system would work for me first. it's been a few days now. i've had to pull out some bags. i've had to put in some bags. it seems like this may be a good option for maintaining bag organization!


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it is truly insane the things i pulled out of here. as i mentioned in my previous post, om nom and the green pig lived here. but i also found their friends mater and finn mcmissile who were buried under an expired coupon avalanche.

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the transformation of the next two cupboards isn't as dramatic. let me just say this: corner cupboards are of the devil. i did move all my large serving platters and bowls, along with all the small appliances, to one cabinet. the other cabinet now holds baking dishes, pots & pans, and storage containers & lids. it's a better system, it still just doesn't look all that pretty.
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kitchen drawers & shelves = accomplished!


i'm linking up to project simplify 2013...

Project Simplify on Simple Mom

7 comments:

April said...

Way to go, Rachel! I love the wrapping paper and ideas for covering cardboard boxes.

rachel white said...

thanks for the encouragement, april!

TutyFrutyJudy said...

They all look so AWESOME!! I love the wrapping paper as a drawer liner; practical and pretty! Your dish cupboard is beautiful! And I am so jealous of you well orginized plastic lids! I'm waiting for my sister to visit to tackle that cupboard for me, especially since its the one the kids play in.

Excellent, inspiring work!

TutyFrutyJudy said...
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rachel white said...

thanks judy!

Claire Printz said...

Oh MY! You really tackled a lot! Great job. :)

rachel white said...

Thanks Claire!