Saturday was pretty busy (Asher's birthday party (cutest little baby and adorable party!), hanging with Dave and Jennie and getting to see our friend, Tricia, who was in town from California) so we didn’t get a chance to get started on the kitchen organization on Saturday…so we knocked it out on Sunday!
- Go through each cabinet, purge unnecessary items, wipe out cabinets (shelves and both sides of the door) and reorganize placement of contents. (We did this for four sets of cabinets on the top and three on the bottom.) Here are some highlights:
- Clean out all drawers and wipe out all crud and nastiness that was present. We then needed to reevaluate what was in each drawer. We had kitchen utensils in the drawer next to the sink and the dishrags in the drawer next to the stove…duh – we flipped those. And randomly enough, we had a whole drawer full of air fresheners (Glade Plug-ins…Hawaiian Breeze – delish) next to the stove. What?!? That doesn’t even seem logical…or safe for that matter. So, we moved those.
After the cabinets were complete, we:
- Cleaned out the refrigerator and wiped down all appliances.
- Cleaned and reorganized pantry.
Anyway, the only thing left to do in the kitchen is painting the ceiling and crown molding and trim. I am going to list those as separate goals because the ceiling painting goal has been loitering on this blog since about July.
What do you think? Were you terrified of our ‘Hoarders’ style island?