project reorg: kitchen cupboards

Sunday, March 03, 2013

So my kitchen is driving me a batty. I need to reorganize it big time. It's being taken over by jars of bulk pantry items and they're starting to fall on my head when I open the doors. I'm in the kitchen all.the.time so I need to do this for my own sanity.

Also the placement of things just don't make sense. I was telling a friend of mine about people putting things away in different cupboards and had mentioned about how my measuring cup is in a different place all the time. She said "Yes I know - it goes with the other measuring things right?!" I said "Ya - right! Duh!" Except mine doesn't. The cups are in one place, while the spoons are in another. In my head it makes sense for some reason, but if someone were to go in my cupboards to look for them they'd be lost likely.

Which all leaves me on a quest to have it all make sense.

I was reading an article that Katie Bower wrote recently for Wayfair about organizing a pantry and the thing that stuck with me was to make stations for your things. So here are my stations (I will likely have to pare them down or bulk some together but this is basically what I need space for):

  • bulk pantry items (all the jarred stuff!) and their leftovers
  • baking/spices/oils station
  • vitamins/hemp powders station
  • cereals/snacks
  • coffee/tea
  • cleaning/paper towels/kitchen bags
  • cookbooks
  • potatoes/onions etc
  • linens
  • cat food
  • recycling/garbage
  • kids crap dishes/utensils/cups ;)
  • misc glasses/plates/utensils
  • canned goods/other boxed foods
  • cooking/baking utensils/dishes
  • pots, pans, storage/tupperware containers
  • vases etc.
Did I miss anything?


  1. I SO SO need to do this too! I love that stations idea. I'll have to wait to get your tips after your kitchen is done :)

  2. Woah! You do need space!
    Chuck Martha!!!

  3. I like all your stations!
    Can you get the 'vases, etc' out of the kitchen maybe??

  4. Good idea! I think I have some room in my linen closet for those actually


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