Ok, so here are all the before and after pictures, before pics first after pics, well after :) It doesn't look like a lot was changed, but while I'm in the kitchen I can really feel the difference.
(Sorry about the big size of the after pictures. I can't seem to correct it and it is actually driving me nuts, LOL. I'll work on it to see if I can get them back down to normal size...)
Cookbook cupboard - This is one of the best changes that I made. It is so much nicer to have all my spices, vinegars and oils all in a shelf that is right beside me instead of on the other end of the kitchen.
Pantry - So nice to be able to see what is in there now! The best thing I ever did was to get my baking sheets and cutting boards organized. I used file folder organizers instead of the fancy baking sheet ones. $10 vs $54. I think I'm the winner here :) The bottom shelf is empty now, but it will be for storage of all the big sized costco boxes of stuff if we have any. Keeps it off the top of my kitchen cabinets!
Extra wall shelf - Just a lot tidier, and I moved the spice rack to the counter top, putting the compost bin under the sink to make room.
Overall kitchen shot
Above the cabinets - there are still some things above the kitchen cabinets, but it is much better than before with no food up there. Just a bin of baby stuff (bottles and plates), and a ceramic sleigh that I got from my mother in law and didn't get put in the christmas bins.
Over all I'm really happy with all the changes. And while it doesn't look like it should have taken me a whole month, there was constant re-jigging because space is so limited. I think what cleared out the most space was getting rid of everything that was expired or that I knew I'd never use.
So we are on to the bedroom now. I'm going to be reading the first two chapters tonight, and then getting started right away. I don't need two weeks to work through my mental issues, I need four weeks to clean, LOL.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Before and After: Kitchen
Posted by Fantastic Homeschool Family at 2:36 PM
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Looks awesome, Marina!!!ReplyDelete
I love the idea for the pan storage!ReplyDelete
I too love the cookie sheet thing. Looks awesome and I know that feeling of being organized!! Congrats hun...definitely an improvement =) keep it up!!!ReplyDelete
That cookie sheet organizer is the smartest thing I've seen lately! Good job mama! And I love your kitchen, before and after. It's so bright and cheery!ReplyDelete