Now I know the title sounds scary – The Kitchen. It isn’t the whole kitchen. I am asking you to pick one thing – your spice drawer or your cabinet where you keep your Tupperware. You know you have that scary Tupperware cabinet. I am not asking you to go out and buy new things. You don’t have to do that. I did. I got rid of all of my plastic ware. I wanted to get glass but my husband said he would break it at work and since I pack all of his lunches and he is the one that uses the plastic ware I did not buy glass.
Here is a before and after of my plastic ware:
Here is what I did. I took everything out. I kept a few things and then I did buy those lock lid Rubbermaid things. I wanted the lids to fit together. I was tired of all of the mish mash. I did invest a little less than $20. There is a few ways to keep your plastic ware. A book I read suggested that you put all of the lids onto the proper container. If it doesn’t have a lid – get rid of it. Then you may store them like that although that does take up more room. If you don’t want to store them that way take a plastic container and put all of your lids in there. You are still going to have to search for a lid but at least the lids will all be in one place.
Now onto the spices:
In the plastic container is where I keep any mixes in a pouch that I might have. I do try to make my own, but I am not superwoman. I also wanted to label the lids of the spices but I just ran out of labels for my labelmaker so I will be doing this soon. Some of my spices already come with their lids labeled. As you can tell I moved them from a cabinet to a drawer and this has worked SO much better for me.
So your assignment this week is to tackle one thing – a drawer or a shelf in your kitchen. Take everything out and reorganize or throw away or better yet – give away!
Please leave a comment and let me know what you do or if you have a post with pictures I will link it to this post.
I am listing this post at Tackle it Tuesday on 5 Minutes for Mom.