I am always in search of inspiration to become more organized in my home. I came across this amazing blog called “IHeart Organizing!” I fell in love. Then I felt like crap about myself. Her inspiration is more dreamlike than attainable to me. I will continue to visit her blog when I need an idea or when I get the itch to organize something. But can I actually live like her? I don’t think I can!
Check out her Kitchen Cabinets tour. She even took photos inside her fridge and freezer that are impeccably organized. Now tell me – are you this organized? Maybe I am too busy, maybe I don’t have enough left brain-ness…but I am just not wired that way. I have no clue why – I can organize it all and work so hard to maintain it, but a month later it is all back to what it was before.
If you are like me and not able to stay organized, I am here to make you feel better. Here is my kitchen tour!
First, the shot of my kitchen! If you continue to turn right when you face the stove, you will face the sink. To the right of the sink is my dishwasher and an upper cabinet. Next to that is my refrigerator. It is a lovely little kitchen and Josh designed and built the cabinets completely by himself.
This is the cabinet above my breakfast bar. It is where I keep the foods for Lizzie’s school lunches. I wonder how many people will judge me for the crap I give her to eat? Yes, I need to work on feeding her fresher foods and not processed junk. I’m working on it.
This is the cabinet to the left of the stove. By the way – Josh bought cereal without me at the store. I hate Cocoa Crispies about as much as Lucky Charms. Anyways, This is a huge upper cabinet and I bet organizers would have a field day making this so organized. I welcome them to come and help me do it. I’d love to see this in less disarray.
This is the most organized cabinet in my kitchen! The plates could be sorted by size, but when I am putting away dishes faster than the roadrunner escapes the coyote, I don’t take the extra 5 seconds that would require. But it is low enough my kids can put dishes away too! (another reason they are disorganized. But at least they are helping!)
I have tried to organize this drawer. It never stays. So I gave up. That rubbermaid container has all my teas in it. There are also a few paper plates in there somewhere as well as packages of napkins.
I thought having a drawer instead of just a shelf would help my pots and pans easier to keep in their places. Nope! Just easier to get to in the big mess.
Awww, my plastic containers have the same problem the pots and pans do! Big drawer, no idea what is what. I have honestly gone through and matched lids with bowls, stacked and organized this thing countless times.
This is my baking drawer. There are cutting boards, strainers (why do I need more than 2? I never cook that many noodles at once) and random mixers I do not use anymore but won’t throw out because I swear I will use them again. After typing this out, I am just itching to donate half of the items in this drawer.
At the time of these photos, most of my sippy cups were in the dishwasher. But this is the easiest drawer for my kids to reach, so it is where I keep the rags and kids’ cups. The two items they use the most. Normally, I will put the cups in the drawer with their lids attached. This saves me time having to find the lids in the pile.
This drawer drives my husband batty. But that cracks me up because he is even less organized than I am! So the fact that a messy drawer irritates him actually makes me laugh. We have like 4 sets of measuring cups and spoons on there. And lots of random potholders. If you are trying to bake something, get your measuring cups out before you start baking. It will save you time.
Josh cleaned this drawer out while I was away at a blog conference! I asked him to clean the kitchen before I came back, and he cleaned out one drawer. He has this funny combo of OCD + ADD where he cleans something but then gets fixated on one thing and can’t finish what he started doing. So hey! This is organized!
I thought they were this awesome idea, and I still really like the spices one. But the canned goods one isn’t my favorite anymore. First, I can’t keep very many cans in it. Next, the cans are difficult to get in and out of the rack since it is so close to my other cabinets.
But it sure looks good, doesn’t it?
Above my stove are all the cookbooks I use! And yes, I do use them! Maybe not all of them, but when I need a new idea, I grab them. And waaaayyyyy up there is my George Foreman grill. I need to stand on a chair to reach it. I hate being short.
The last one is the one I do not use at all! It is where I keep my paper towels and anything else I don’t really use, ever. You see, this is above my refrigerator. That means, I cannot reach this without a chair or ladder. It is really really deep, so it can hold a lot of stuff! And since it is so deep (and I am so short) Josh made it with a pull out drawer. But I need that ladder first.
That is it!!
So, you tell me – how organized is your kitchen? Are you as meticulous as IHeart Organizing or are you kinda/sorta like me? Share share share! I gotta know that I’m not some sort of crazy messy awful mommy-ness!