Thursday, April 8, 2010
Organization in the Kitchen - Simple Pleasures
It's important to keep your priorities straight as you invite things back into your space when you reorganize. Do you really need a 2 cup, 4 cup and a 6 cup glass measuring cup? Since they will nest, you can likely justify them. Two sets of measuring spoons and measuring cups. For sure. A cookie scoop and a muffin scoop? Yes! Oh, and I have to point out my dollar store finds in the picture. The butter dish is a dollar store candy dish, dollar store salt and sugar shakers. And then today's addition is the oil bottle from Walmart. I've wanted one for a while now. I looked at one yesterday at a high end kitchen store. I opted to leave it behind at 12.95. The Walmart bottle... 2.97 Perfect.
I am a fan of pan racks. Mine received some unfortunate damage in the move, so for the time being I am without one. There are many on the market in many price ranges. Before you consider one, look at your spot. Where are your joists? This will determine where you can hang it. I have hung two all by my lonesome. You must find wood though to hang it from. I fished around using a stud finder and the drill until I found wood. You might consider the IKEA Kroken or Amazon has a reasonable one also depending upon your budget. I had the one from Amazon in two previous homes.
As you organize consider do you have space near by for things that you do not use all of the time? Could a shelf in the hall closet be pressed into service for the Fondue pot and the turkey platter? Or maybe the cake decorating supplies and spring form pans could be tucked into a bin with a lid in the garage or basement?
Getting organized is a constant process in our home, but with enough wiggling around I figure I'll get it eventually.