Our house has a pretty small kitchen. To optimize the space, there is a cabinet underneath the breakfast bar that we use to store our pots and pans. When we remodeled our kitchen a few years ago my husband insisted that I spend the extra money to have pull out shelves put in, I'm so glad I listened to him :)
Unfortunately it's still a pain to get into the cabinet and I tend to keep it overstuffed with items I don't use regularly. As I've been thinking about my basement organization (I haven't forgotten it, I'll get to it next week. I PROMISE!) one of the spaces I wanted to create was a kitchen storage space. My kitchen drawers and cabinets are packed with items I don't use regularly but I use often enough that I don't want to get rid of the them. My thought was to create an easy to get to space in the basement where I can grab the cookware that I use infrequently rather easy.
I'm a little embarrassed to admit but I'm quite a slackard. I decided to start in my pot and pan drawer since it's one of my most frequent go-to places and quite frankly the easiest to deal with! I wasn't feeling overly ambitious this week (I started my yoga classes and have been nursing some sore muscles) but didn't want to lose my momentum. By accomplishing something, even such a small task, it keeps me accountable.
To start with I forced myself to honestly answer what items were used regularly. This was fairly easy and didn't require a lot of sacrifice. I choose to send the griddle, steamer, double boiler and waffle iron downstairs. I kept my pots & pans, my That's a Bowl from Tupperware, the quesadilla maker, a mixing bowl and my wooden salad bowl in the cabinet. Assuming the pots get put away correctly, this should enable me to keep a fairly organized cabinet and get at my pots a little easier.
I'm having problems with my camera so hopefully I'll be able to get some pictures up shortly.
What did you get accomplished this week?
I'll be posting this at I'm an Organizing Junkie
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