For this week's trade day, I decided to re-organize my kitchen. It needed to be done since every time I got in there to cook, I'd end up frustrated with some aspect.
My top three complaints:
1. I hate having to empty the entire small electrics cabinet to get the crock-pot.
2. If I just want to whip up a pie, I first have to unload and reload the dishwasher.
3. A great but super disorganized spice cabinet containing duplicates of several spices.
In addition, we have cabinets that reach all the way to the ceiling. I love that I don't have the void between cabinet top and ceiling, but it means the top shelf is virtually inaccessible, as at almost 5 foot 2, I have to stand on the countertop to reach. I needed to move the rarely accessed, but still valuable items up there and get rid of the never used stuff.
Now, after 4 entirely focused hours plus an additional 2 of going between toddler and kitchen, I have a revamped and organized cabinet.
Complaint #1- SOLVED
I pared down our small electrics even further. I'm getting rid of the small electric skillet and shoving the ice cream freezer canisters to the back corner.
Complaint #2- SOLVED
Complaint #3- SOLVED
Love my spice cabinet (a former built-in ironing board) even more now that it's alphabetized. Now who needs one of the 4 (yes, four) canisters of cayenne pepper we had hiding in there?
Additional Complaint - SOLVED
Now only non-essential items are on the top most shelf and my cookbooks are now settled on the middle shelf well within my reach.