On any given day, my house might not be clean, but I know that my kitchen will be organized. I love to keep it organized so I know exactly where everything is at. Right now I am taking the A Bowl Full of Lemons 14 week challenge. And the first week is the Kitchen, so I wanted to share with everybody my Kitchen and how I keep it tidy!
Every morning when Little Fella is having his breakfast I try to unload this dishwasher from the night before and I tidy up the counters and wipe them down. This will help with keeping the kitchen clean for the rest of the day.
In the evenings, after supper, I will wash the dishes and start the dishwasher. It takes a few minutes to do, but it is so nice to know that you have a clean kitchen and you have the rest of the evening to just sit and relax.
Keeping your utensils in a utensils container (I like these crocks. I found mine at a flea market) helps free up space in a drawer. I found that when I kept my utensils in a drawer, the drawer always was the first to become a mess. I also like to keep all my knives in a knife block right on the counter so they are handy to grab.
Coffee stations are really hot right now, but they are super handy to have a coffee station and keep everything in a central location. The cabinet above my coffee machine is where I keep all of my coffee cups, as well as my other glasses. This cabinet is right next to the sink so it is handy when you need to grab a glass.
Keeping all small utensils such as can opener, measuring spoons, measuring cups, and other items can be daunting. But these small little bins can be a perfect way to keep everything organized and each item (I sometimes have multiple items of the same thing). You can find them here.
I love these baskets and have them all through my kitchen. They are so handy to store your lids to your plastic containers, the kids snacks, etc. They also stack. To find them click here.
Keeping your dish soap, hand soap, and counter spray on this tray makes it not only handy but cute. You can find the tray here and it comes in many different colors.
The last thing in my kitchen is my command center. This is an area that sometimes is a mess due to this is where I keep/pay bills, cut my coupons, make my to do list, my grocery list, and my menu for the week. I spend a lot of time at this station, but it is where all of my organization starts. I keep everything in three ring binders and place them in a basket to keep it all organized.
I hope this helps you become more inspired get organized and if you want start the 14 week challenge you can head over to A Bowl Full of Lemons website. You can also find her new book online here which has some amazing helpful tips on getting organized.