Back in September, I got the organizing bug. Does anyone else find September to be a motivating month? I know a lot of people use January to jump start new things, but for me, I always think September is a good time... the fun and lazy days of summer come to a close and I am ready to deep clean, organize and purge. So, I started with the kitchen. The night we got back from our summer holidays. Yup, I don't waste any time. I was practically salivating to dump it out. We actually came home a day early, kind of for this reason. Yes, it's true. I'm only mildly embarrassed. The rest of me is giddy.
Here's what it looked like before. These dark photos are how you know I'm telling the truth about starting the night we got home!!
I started by putting the toaster oven into a cupboard. We can pull it out when we want to use it, but I was tired of looking at it. The cutting boards and baking sheets got stored away (except for that pretty wooden butcher block). Actually, the baking sheets are usually stored away but sometimes someone puts them next to the toaster. I pulled some cooking utensils out of my over crowded drawer and stacked them into a jar I had hanging around.