With just one day in town to work, we decided to not bite off more than we could chew and begin with a few cabinets that my mom identified as the areas that, if organized, would improve her peace in the kitchen greatly.
First, we began with the spice cabinet.
I laid out the spices in alphabetical order and placed multiples of each spice behind each other. Then we were able to combine multiples into one jar and reduce wasted space.
Then we sorted like items with like items and created the following categories: Spices, Dessert Decorating, and Canned Goods.
We brainstormed about what would function best for her lifestyle and then....we hit The Container Store!
It was my mother's very first trip to The Container Store, and she handled it beautifully. It can be a really overwhelming store, but we stayed focused and ended up with some great products. Here's what we bought for the spice cabinet:
|3-Tier Silver Mesh Cabinet Organizer $7.99 at The Container Store|
|Gravity-Feed Can Rack $14.99 at The Container Store |
(To be reviewed in an upcoming "Things on Thursday"!)
Notice how the mesh cabinet organizer gives the spices "stadium seating" so you can see even the back row of spices. Anything that makes baking easier for my mom is a good thing!
Stay tuned for the rest of my mom's kitchen redo. Next up- dinnerware cabinet!
As always, email me at anytime to talk about how I can help you prepare for the holidays!