Hey there friends! Have you joined our declutter challenge?? If you have then you have been hard at work decluttering your kitchen this week!! I hope it’s going well!! It’s never too late to join! You will start where everyone else started. 🙂
Remember the focus of this challenge is to get the clutter out. But, once you do that it might be fun, and honestly probably a great idea to implement some sort of organization. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It just has to work for you and your family.
Over the years I have shared a few kitchen organizing ideas. So, I thought I would round those up for you here today. (You may have already seen these in the email, but there’s a little something extra at the end ;)).
Hey friends! As I was shoving freshly washed sheets into my linen closet today, I realized I needed an intervention…for myself. Anyone else need a clutter intervention?? It’s been a couple of years since I spent the majority of that year decluttering our entire house room by room. And, to be honest, I think I need to do it again. Our family has gone through a few transitions since then and stuff has piled up. All the storage is full and a lot of this have become disorganized. So I’m doing something about it!! Just say no to clutter in 2018!!
Well today is my first day to myself after our Christmas break. No work, kids are back at school and hubby went to work. I am relishing in the quiet and catching up on my blog reading. We spent the last five days enjoying the mountains with some long time friends skiing. Van and Garrett were the only ones who had skied before so we knew it was going to be an adventure. I was a complete failure – let me just say I am a weakling and I need to start working out (although I really hate exercise of any form); and I really don’t like feeling out of control. So…I attempted to ski one day, and everyone else had a blast the other two days!! The kids LOVED skiing, so I’m afraid I will have to go back. Maybe next time I will be more prepared (stronger and in better shape) and be able to get the hang of it (not feel like I am flying down the hill at the speed of light straight for the trees).
Now that I am back home and things are back to regular-scheduled-programming, I feel the need to get started on something. My kitchen is probably the only area that didn’t get a lot of attention in the purge and de-cluttering of last year so this is my first mountain to tackle here. It is completely overwhelming to me and I think that’s why I haven’t done it before. I start thinking about all the problems and how this doesn’t function, and that doesn’t work, and how I desperately need a pantry, and I just throw my hands up and say “forget it, it’s hopeless – let’s just gut it”. But, then my husband talks me down from my hysteria, as he often has to do, and ever so gently reminds me that would cost a lot of money (because he knows my taste), and that we have to work with what we have. Blah.
So, last night as I was perusing my kitchen pinterest board, I decided I needed to take it apart and do small pieces at a time. I need to see results quickly or I lose interest. So, today I am going to tackle my drawers. Here are some photos I snapped this morning of the worst culprits – don’t judge you know you have these drawers.
So, now I am turning on some music and cleaning house. I don’t know about the rest of you but when I get into a project, everything else gets forgotten. HA!! So, until next time!! Blessings to you and thanks for reading!!
Linking up with Traci at Beneath My Heart here
and to A Bowl Full of Lemons and
Also linking up here at Emily A. Clark