I wish I could sit here and blog about the wonderful organizing ideas I have that are next-to-nothing. You know... the DIY wood dividers or organizers made out of cardboard boxes and extra fabric. However, I'm seriously OCD in some areas. And once I find the "perfect"product, I need to buy it (even if it takes awhile to afford it). LOL Maybe a little more blog-surfing will give me some motivation to make some organizers myself. Until then... here are a few things I've attempted.
Here are a few recent organizational projects I've done in my kitchen:
This was my desk drawer a month ago.
I bought just two little bamboo trays and used sticky tack to keep them in place. Ah... a little more organized and even fit new things in here better. (The notepads went to a different drawer.)
I found these handy-dandy little things at the Container Store.
They are easy to install. Pop the two pieces together and then press together (there's a spring inside). And wah-lah. It also comes with sticky tabs so that they won't move once in place.
I need labels now. See above: cutters, openers, baking.
For the second drawer, I also used one little metal divider I bought at Ikea (center).
In this drawer: Miscellaneous, Flippers/Brushes, small things (back), spreaders (front), tongs
My pantry is still a work in progress. We are so blessed to have this large of a pantry. It's perfect since we are a family of 6 and I've had to recently invest in tons of gluten-free products.
Here it is from afar:
Here are the kids' snacks section. I used old bins from the kids' rooms and painted them tan with chalkboard tags.
Aha! I knew all of those Tupperware containers I bought years ago would come in handy.... potato starch, tapioca flour, brown rice flour, xantham gum, flaxseed, sorghum flour... oh, we are ready to bake now!
I got these little bins at Target Clearance once and used them for grains/pastas and condiments...more labels are needed.
See those little chalkboard tags on the sides of the shelves? I don't recommend that unless you are able to sand well. We've had a few too many splinters lately. New tags need to be made soon.
As you can see, we have the ClosetMaid wire shelving units in our pantry. I hate these kids of shelves, but it's what I have and I'm not about to change it all right now. So, instead, I found a ribbon I liked to weave in and out of the sides of the shelves. However, I plan to redo that too. Those stripes are too much! I like simple...