Happy Saturday Lovelies…I hope your weekend is off to a great start! As promised, here is my Pyrex drawer Kitchen Declutter!
To be honest my Kitchen has been more of an organization / repurpose challenge. We recently renovated our Kitchen, so the last 6 months has been learning how I want to organize and make my kitchen as functional and efficient as possible, now that I’m living and working in it!
When my Kitchen was being remolded, I spent a fair amount of time researching organization and efficiency information. I read a lot and watched a lot of You Tube videos. I found some great ideas. One of my all time favorite organization gurus is Alejandra Costello. I have learned so much from both her site and video’s. If your looking for some great organizational tips, she is your gal. Her link is here.
About a year and a half ago, I decided to get rid of plastic containers and use glass as much as possible, especially when storing food. There is a plethora of information regarding BPA (a harmful chemical found in plastic ) and it’s effects on the thyroid as well as Woman’s hormones. THM has included some of that research in their books. After doing the research for myself, I threw out 95% of my plastic storage containers. I kept my cupcake and pie containers for Church potlucks, as food is not really stored, but carried in these items.
I had a few pieces of Pyrex glass, but not enough if glass was to be my primary storage containers. You can get Pyrex pretty much anywhere, and of course I got mine on sale.
Here is a pic of my cabinet:
Sorry for the blurry pic, the smaller bowls and mid size rectangle dishes are in the dishwasher. I didn’t have a dishwasher before my kitchen reno, and can I just tell ya….I LOVE IT!!!!!! I usually only run it at night (completely full) and on energy saver mode, but it has been a convenience that I am happy to pay an extra few pennies for!
One of my next favorite organizational tools is my over the door lid holder. I purchased mine on Amazon and the link is here. I LOVE this thing. It is easy to install (literally hang it over the door), it is super convenient, but most of all it is extremely efficient!
One of my family’s secret to financial success, is we pay for things as much as we value them. This costs around $14. Paying $14 for a tool that will bring organization and efficiency to my life, has value to me. Paying $5-$6 for a gourmet coffee that will have no value when it’s gone…does not. Don’t judge…just sharing some of our families tips…(and yes there are times when a gourmet coffee may have value to me)!!
One of the best features in my opinion is #1 it is movable and not fixed…So if I decide to move my cabinet, I just move the lid holder. #2 It has felt padding on the hangers so that it doesn’t scratch my brand new doors! I have put much thought and planning into what each cabinet stores so having the option to move is big for me. This is the cabinet that is both near the sink and dish washer, so it is super efficient.
Hope you find this post helpful and motivating…..
Next up, “under the sink cabinet”