Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Kitchen Organization Week 1 - Purge Junk Drawers
My kitchen pantry is a mess. It's a chocolate mess! I tend to dump things wherever there is space when I'm in a hurry. I think that is my main problem. That's why it gets overwhelming. I started my pantry with good intentions. But I don't keep it organized like I should. I have been reading lots of organization blogs. And what I found out is that I am lacking bins and containers for all of my foodstuffs. If I had the proper containers and had them labeled, and had plenty of them, it wouldn't be so hard to keep it up. I noticed that the places where I do have things labeled, they have stayed much neater over the 4 years since we added a pantry to the kitchen. So, since it is a new year, I made some organizational resolutions. I want to completely organize my house in 2015. I will purge and give away things we don't use anymore. Sort things we do use and put them in containers so there is a place for everything. And try to keep up with daily clutter everyday! Hey what a concept. That means doing dishes and wiping off every countertop every evening before bed. And that means keeping things from mounting to clutter in the first place. I have an acquaintance who is an organizer nut. I asked her once what she feels like before she just has to clean and organize something. She said to me "I just look at a drawer and notice that I haven't gone through it in awhile and I say to myself, THAT is the next thing I'm going to reorganize." So they really do have it in their blood to sort. It's an itch they get to sort and put things in order. People like me find it difficult to organize because we hate sorting stuff. I'd much rather scrub and polish than sort things. But it must be done. Do it along with me. I'll share how I'm doing it as I go.