As most of you know, while I was at the office one day my family had to abruptly swap out things in my mother's storage pod and ours, dragging whatever they judged best into the house so my mother's unit could be hauled away.
Go ahead. Imagine what would happen at your house without your direction and input.
Right. Here's my kitchen storage wall. I will not be offended if you screamed.
I mean, I threw up a little in my mouth every time I saw it.
I've got a great storage wall planned with the kitchen remodel, but until then,
we have to live with this.
Well, not THIS specifically. I've been tearing apart the piles of clutter one by one and making my home livable. Today, it was kitchen time.
So we took everything off of the shelves and reevaluated usefulness, aesthetics, and storage. Ask your local wine shop if they have any crates they'd like to part with. These are sturdy, look good, and I'm all for the price: these were FREE.
There, a little order out of chaos
Batteries, emergency candles, and my craftable recycling are now out of sight, but easy to get to.
Picnic baskets are great for hiding things you don't use everyday, like the espresso machine
Two plastic bins link up to the green in the room and hide rags on the left, dish towels on the right.
All of our cooking wines and liqueurs are nearby for a quick dash of flavor.
We all enjoy music when we're working in the kitchen, so we keep a wide variety on hand. The basket to the left of the stereo holds and conceals CDs, and of course that ancient iPod is loaded up with play lists.
You'd never know this is packed to the brim with chargers and platters.
Zero cost for this little make over, unless you want to take into consideration how much better I feel every time I get a corner of my life back to normal.
Or, as I always say, what passes for normal around here.