I was tickled when I read on Tammy’s blog that this week’s kitchen tip didn’t have to be a tip at all, but rather, a request for one. I am declaring the month of January the month of the kitchen, which means I’m going to work on making my kitchen what I really want it to be–organized, efficient, comfortable, pretty, and clean. Steady Eddie and I did some major overhauling of a few of the cabinets during his Christmas vacation, but it is still far from where I want it to be. One of my biggest problematic areas is the pantry:
The pantry (this is only the upper portion; the bottom now holds large containers and small appliances) is deep so that packages of snacks, bags of chips, etc. easily get lost back there. There is really no organization to it at all. What I really need is some way to organize the little containers of things that get lost so easily, as well as make the pantry easier to see into somehow. It’s at just about eye-level, so looking into the back of it is impossible without standing on a chair.
The other most problematic area is the gadget drawer:
It is just a hodge-podge of measuring spoons, a small cutting board, a grater, a couple of small strainers, mixer attachments, etc. I envision putting my measuring spoons into some sort of container (maybe a little tray or something), but I really have no idea how to go about organizing the rest of the stuff. As you can see, both areas need help!
So this is my question: what suggestion(s) do you have for me in making these two areas of my kitchen both more efficient and more organized? I am open to anything within reason (‘though I already know that getting rid of the junk food in the pantry cabinet would half-way solve my problem!)
Are you a whiz in the kitchen? If so, head on over to Tammy’s blog to offer your help to other bloggers!