Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Getting It Done - One Shelf at a Time!

Remember how I said I sometimes have ambivalent feelings about greeting the morning?

Well, part of the reason I was dragging my feet that particular morning, blogging instead of getting busy, was this......

Before....I couldn't even get to the mixing bowls!

One of the corner cupboards in my kitchen was in pretty sad shape.  I knew, without doubt, that I needed to address it right away (after successfully putting it off all through the holiday baking season).  I was simply dreading it.

Once I got in there, though, it actually wasn't so bad.  I tossed quite a bit right into the trash can.  There was some baking stuff in there that had probably made the move from the Panhandle a couple of years ago.  Yuck!  Out it went!

I had to just work with what I had to organize things, though.  After getting it to this point, I was able to evaluate what I would need and create a shopping list for bins/containers.  So, it can continue to improve from this point, but it already looks a lot better.....
Ahhhhh....much better!
I have been browsing around in Pinterest, and getting inspired to do more organizing in the kitchen.  Of course, some of the photos I find are rather unrealistic as far as "pretty" storage ideas, given the fact our kitchen is limited on space and a man who cooks lives in this house.  But, there is definitely Inspiration to do a better job at putting the cupboards in order!

Next item on my agenda - the cabinet under the sink.  No, wait!  I need to get the plastic ware whipped into shape....or the silverware drawer cleaned out...somehow wrangle Eddie's overflowing spice area into some semblance of order!  The canned foods and dry goods in the "spinner" cabinet are also a priority.  And don't even get me started on everything that needs to happen in the bathroom closet.....

Still a long ways to go, but doing one little project at a time is going to be the key for me to accomplish this task!

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Well, you are off to a great start and your approach is a good one. One cupboard, one shelf, one project at a time keeps things manageable and do-able without overwhelming us.

    1. Paula, my baker friend, I hope you won't judge me because I have Betty Crocker cookie mix in my cupboard! LOL.

  2. It looks so good Janie! It feels so wonderful to tackle a small project like that, doesn't it? I like tackling things in small pieces so it doesn't feel so overwhelming! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

  3. I hear ya. This is what I'm doing right now. I am in the midst of rearranging my office/craft room. I've changed the furniture around and set up a new table, I just can't make myself get into the organizing the drawers and stuff. I'd rather be reading blogs.

  4. I've been organizing my kitchen cabinets this week also. I have a huge box of stuff to go to Goodwill, plus a ton of food stuff I had to throw away because it was outdated or had been open for a while. Felt like such a waste. I need to start cooking better so that I use up the canned goods faster.


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