Friday, April 18, 2014

Organizing Ideas for the Weekend: Furniture for Kitchen Storage




Happy Friday!  Time for another organizing idea for your weekend!

Earlier this week I shared how I used an old microwave stand for extra storage in my kitchen.  It got me thinking about other pieces of furniture that could be used in a kitchen.

Here are a few creative ways to re-purpose furniture from other rooms in your home to give you extra storage in your kitchen!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

3 More Storage Solutions for the Kitchen


How is your kitchen organizing going?  Have you been applying lots of the tips I've shared in this series? Along the way, I've showed you lots of storage solutions for your kitchen, and today I want to show you 3 more items I used in my kitchen. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Organizing my Organizing Supplies




Do you keep organizing supplies and products so you can use them when you're organizing?  Empty baskets, bins, jars, or other containers that you no longer need in one place in your home that can be used when you organize another?  Or maybe you bought some fantastic organizing containers on sale but haven't actually done anything with them yet? 

Yeah... me too.  I don't buy a lot of things without having a specific plan in mind, but I do pick up some items that I know I use regularly if I see a great deal on them. 

The trouble is, with all the decluttering I've been doing, I'm ending up with a lot of empty containers from other parts of my home too!  Plus, to be more cost effective, I'd been keeping a bunch of empty food containers to use for organizing. 

My organizing supplies needed organizing.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Organizing Ideas For The Weekend: Spring Cleaning Checklists




Happy Friday!  Time for another organizing idea for your weekend!

It's finally feeling like spring here!  I still hear we're about a month behind "normal", which may explain why I only just got out the spring jackets today and threw the snowpants in the laundry.

I know lots of you have probably already been experiencing spring-like weather for weeks, so maybe you're finished all your spring cleaning.  Or maybe you're organized enough to have a cleaning schedule that allows you to get all those "extra" cleaning tasks done throughout the year.

But if you've been procrastinating enjoying the spring weather, these cleaning checklists will help you get your spring cleaning done!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Maximizing Vertical Space in a Small Kitchen



Do you have a small kitchen?  Or does your kitchen feel small because you have too many items collecting on your surfaces (or stored there regularly)?

A couple of months ago I shared tips for decluttering your counters to make your kitchen feel bigger.  If you haven't read it yet, you really should.  It kind of sets the stage for today's post.

The key to organizing a small kitchen is to maximize vertical space.  I've already mentioned this tip for deep drawers and cupboards (using wire shelves and under-the-shelf racks). 

Today I want to talk about how I used a small bookshelf unit to maximize vertical space in my kitchen and clear clutter off my counters and tables.