Organizing the Kitchen {Without a Pantry}

April 9, 2014

organizing the kitchen

What does one do when they decide to do a master bedroom makeover with the One Room Challenge??  Well duh…they decide they can’t take their messy kitchen anymore and take everything out of the cabinets and try and organize them!  (Wait is that just me?)

organizing the kitchen

Oh my God pleaseeeeee tell me I’m not the only one who does this?  I have a problem I’m not happy unless my house looks like a tornado has run through it and I’m freaking out under a deadline.

Get ready to pin away people, I mean iPhone photos of messy cabinets!  Oh yea!!!

organizing the kitchen

This kitchen has been a thorn in my side since we moved in.  I don’t like wood cabinets.  I hate the kitchen tile.  The hardware is ugly and scratched up, there is no backsplash and the worst problem is that we do not have a pantry!  Seriously, this is a newer house, why does it not have a pantry?  It’s made organizing super hard!

I spent most of the day yesterday researching some good organizing sites trying to come up with some solutions, like I Heart Organizing, Martha Stewart and A Bowl Full of Lemons.

Some tips I’ve learned so far…

1.   Make stations, like baking, drink station (coffee tea) and cleaning.

2.   Keep like items together.

3.   Use clear bins so you can easily see what you have.

4.   Empty items from their original boxes to save space.

Keep a list handy so you can write what you need.  (This way you don’t have 4 containers of cottage cheese in the frig…oh wait is that just me again!?)

organizing the kitchen

Last night while my daughter was at volleyball practice I ran to Walmart and broke down and bought about $100.00 worth of storage containers.  I’m hoping I got everything I needed.

Currently everything in my kitchen is on the kitchen table and folding table.  Any guesses how long this project will take?

organizing the kitchen

Hopefully the organization will be done this week and I will show you how I did next week and a list of the items I used and any new tips I learned along the way!

organizing the kitchen

If you have any good tips on organizing the kitchen please let me know!  I could use lots of help!!




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    1. our old kitchen in our old home didn’t have a pantry … it was tough, but we made it work! your kitchen is so pretty! 🙂

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