Bobby had his kitchen renovated and needed the final step - organization! What is the point, after all, of spending precious resources to refinish your kitchen only to struggle with space allocation? We were so excited to make it easy to use and picture perfect.
Bobby's culling in the kitchen mostly had to do with glassware. We are fine with and even encourage breaking up sets. If you don't need all 10 glasses, don't keep them! Space is precious.
We believe in grouping like items for best storage, with the exception of items you would especially like to display. So for example, those plates should be with the other plates! We also like for display areas like shelves to be arranged particularly for viewing!
We believe in grouping like items for best storage, with the exception of items you would especially like to display.
After decluttering all the dishes, kitchen implements, pantry items and under the sink, we were able to rearrange everything in a way that is both best use and most attractive!
Drawers and Cabinets
The insides of the cabinets and drawers were spacious, but not efficiently assigned.
The new drawers were luckily spacious enough for vertical storage, but still needed some rearranging.
After sorting the drawers, my favorite part is rearranging the counters! In general, lower counters are for food preparation, not display. Best use is always our focus. See below, Bobby's counters are not overly cluttered, but could be more efficient and attractively arranged.
Best use is always our focus.
Tips and Tricks
A few of our little tricks!
A note on "tupperware"
Big secret/no secret I hate the stuff lol. There is something about plastic that is just unwieldy and disobedient. It's always falling and flying around when least wanted! Now I understand the convenience, especially with children, but if you really want to step up your kitchen organization, losing the plastic can go a long way. I recommend stainless steel and silicone as replacements, along with good solid glass Pyrex style containers.
Making a change like this not only gets rid of the plastic, which in many cases is not food safe for as long as you think (your mother's Tupperware needs to be thrown. away. by. the. way.) BUT taking the time to do it means you will be thinking hard about what you REALLY need.
I also like simple mason jars as food storage alternatives, and they are cheap. If you want to learn more about getting rid of plastic in the kitchen check out this other post on it!
What to do with "tupperware" then?
Sorry bout it, can't be donated! In most cases it can be recycled, but there are many Tidy Fairy approved ways to keep it! See below a couple of ways we have used old tupperware to organize the kitchen.
Kitchen Tidy Complete!
In one afternoon we transformed Bobby's frustrating kitchen to one that is beautiful and easy to use. Do some of these solutions work for you too? We'd love to hear about it! Comment here or check us out on Facebook and Instagram!
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Today's is a very simple post, something I shared on our Instagram Story that could be helpful for many! The scary dungeon of under the kitchen sink! Doesn't have to be scary.
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Friends, we are halfway through the 6in6 Spring Cleaning Challenge! Can you even believe it?! Are you feeling accomplished, lighter, and more joyful yet? You sure do deserve to!
Okay, this week, we conquer our kitchens!
C'mon in to my kitchen & let's talk about hunting for joy in there!
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It's March, almost April, which in Los Angeles means it's starting to get hot punctuated by a few cold days - just so we know who is boss. This also means it's time for SPRING CLEANING and we're here to help you show your closets who is boss!
Our goal is to have you tidy 6 bags in 6 weeks - that's one bag a week! The bags can be large or small - if you're feeling a 40 gallon Hefty bag? Go for it! But a grocery size paper bag works too! Anything to get you thinking the way we think - about things as CATEGORIES - and get you thinking about what you LOVE - and what you don't! We will follow along on the blog, week by week and check out our instagram @ TidyFairyLa for more inspiration!
Show us your bags! Post them to our Facebook page or mention us on Instagram with the hashtag #WHATSINTHEBAG and/or #6IN6! If you want to get a jump start on it, here is a downloadable PDF with a handy dandy checklist so you don't forget a thing!
A few years ago, for health reasons, I became interested in removing as many chemicals as possible from my kitchen. While of course there are places that strong chemicals and preservatives belong, I don't think they need to be in my food or near my food. It turns out that plastics (all the many varieties) break down over time and can leave dangerous chemical residue in our food. What started as a health journey to remove those items from my kitchen turned into a tidying journey as well, when I realized how much more organized, attractive - and appetizing! - my fresh food had become.
My first resource was the Berkeley Farmer's Market, which published this amazing and comprehensive resource on the best ways to store fruits and vegetables without plastic. Let me tell you I was shocked to discover that not only was I storing items in plastics when it was not necessary, but in a way that would make them rot sooner! What a waste of money! It is not only less expensive to store items this way, but it is more convenient, because I am never hunting down tupperware lids! How is this possible?!
Read my top 7 Ways to Store Food Without Plastic after the jumP!