Posts Tagged ‘kitchen clutter’

My REAL, Usable, Organized, Unpretty Pantry

posted by Andrea | 03/1/2013 | 40 comments

I’ve been reading a lot about pantry organization lately — and seeing loads of glamorous “designer pantries” {as I call them} plastered all over Pinterest. These pantries are fun to look at, but I have to question how functional and practical they really are — especially for busy families with children.

Today, I’m sharing pictures of our pantry — and although it IS organized, I’m hoping we’re not the only kitchen with an unpretty pantry!

I {Heart} Organized Drawers

posted by Andrea | 10/1/2012 | 44 comments

In our first house, we had a grand total of THREE drawers in our kitchen. They were all extremely shallow so hardly anything fit in them. In our new kitchen, we have TEN drawers — and you better believe they are all big, deep, and wide enough to organize all our kitchen goodies!

Today, I’m sharing pictures of our new kitchen drawers — as well as all the different tools I’m using to keep them organized.

What’s ON Your Fridge?

posted by Andrea | 09/3/2012 | 37 comments

Today’s post is just something I was thinking about over the weekend. I was thinking about our new fridge and how it won’t be magnetic… which will be a big bummer since Nora’s newest infatuation is with the magnets on our fridge!

I’d love to know what’s ON your fridge? Is is totally clear, just a few photos, or completely covered?

A Tour of Our “Apartment Size” Kitchen

posted by Andrea | 06/19/2012 | 15 comments

During our kitchen renovations this summer, we turned half our home office into an apartment size kitchen. It’s REALLY small, and it has no running water — so it’s certainly not the most practical kitchen I’ve ever used… but it works!

Today, I’m giving a “tour” of the tiny little “kitchen” we’ll be using for the next couple months. I’m sure it will make our new kitchen seem THAT much bigger!

Weekend Giveaway: DrawerDecor Organizers

posted by Andrea | 05/18/2012 | 342 comments

Recently, I came across KMN Home, a local company (from Traverse City, MI) that just so happens to make some of the coolest drawer organizers I’ve ever seen! Their organizers are called DrawerDecor — and honestly, they really do look like decorative accents for your drawers!

Click through to see how DrawerDecor drawer organizers work… and then enter to win one of FOUR starter sets!

Organizing a Refrigerator by Temperature

posted by Andrea | 02/15/2012 | 18 comments

Several weeks ago we started having major issues with our refrigerator; and as we were trying to fix the issues, I noticed that the top shelf of our refrigerator was 10-12 degrees warmer than the bottom drawers — and the same was true for the freezer!

Now that things are “fixed” I decided to reorganize our refrigerator by temperature… and I can’t believe the difference it has made in the freshness of our food!

Clear Your Clutter… with a Clothes Basket

posted by Andrea | 01/9/2012 | 4 comments

As you can probably imagine, January and February are busy months for anyone involved in the “organizing industry”. Just think about how many people made a New Year’s resolution or goal to “get more organized” this year!

And even though I’m normally quite organized, I find myself with an even stronger urge to purge at the beginning of a new year. If you’ve had this same urge lately, I’ve got a really SIMPLE tip that always seems to help me get rid of even more stuff around our house.

5 Reasons to Organize your Kitchen

posted by Andrea | 10/19/2011 | 12 comments

Not everyone has their dream kitchen…I certianly don’t! But no matter if you love, like, or even hate your kitchen, I guarantee you’ll enjoy it more if it’s organized.
And just in case you’re searching for a few more reasons to organize your kitchen {besides the obvious fact that it looks so much nicer}, I’ll give you FIVE really good ones — plus a chance to drool over some of the gorgeous kitchen designs from my Ideas Book!

15 Habits Of An Organizing Junkie

posted by Andrea | 08/30/2011 | 10 comments

The following post is written by Elvie Look of Elvie’s Essentials: Whether you work in the corporate world, as an entrepreneur, raising a family, or going to school full-time; you are likely very busy and wonder how you will keep up. Being organized is the answer! And you don’t need to wait until “life settles down” to get organized, you can do it right now by following 2 simple rules: 1.  Do One Thing At A Time Break your project down […]

22 Ways to Get More Organized in 10 Minutes or Less

posted by Andrea | 08/25/2011 | 1 comment

source: alexkerhead I hate wasting time! So I’m always on the lookout for quick organizing projects to tackle when I have a few extra minutes here and there. I’ve even started timing some of my daily tasks, and found that I could accomplish many of them in 10 minutes or less! After thinking about these 10-minute tasks, I realized that by completing one every day for a year, I would tally up over 60 hours of organizing — pretty impressive! So what can YOU […]

I’m Purging My Food Storage Containers

posted by Andrea | 07/26/2011 | 18 comments

I’ve wanted to write a post about getting rid of old, nasty, food storage containers for several weeks now — but I figured that I should probably “practice what I preach” before I preach it!! And since my food storage containers were getting  a little bit out of control, I decided to quickly tackle that project this weekend — and honestly, it only took me about 30 minutes from start to finish {including the time I spent taking pictures!} So […]

Birthday Giveaway #3: Aladdin Food Storage Goodies

posted by Andrea | 06/13/2011 | 369 comments

Welcome to my Huge Birthday Giveaway Celebration!! Instead of receiving gifts this year, I’ve decided to give YOU an opportunity to win a bunch of awesome products I currently use and love.  I’ve partnered with 26 amazing companies to offer 26 different giveaways for my 26th birthday. There will be multiple giveaways every day from June 13-18 — so make sure you come back! You will be able to find all 26 Birthday Week Giveaways here — just keep scrolling down to view them […]

How to Store and Organize Your Herbs and Spices

posted by Andrea | 02/22/2011 | 24 comments

My friend Kim of Art of Domestic Living sent me an email {several months ago} asking about good ideas for storing and organizing spices. She said… “I have been thinking about organizing my spices, can you give me a few ideas?” I responded to her email with a few ideas… but I figured you might be interested as well. How I Organize My Herbs and Spices:. I have 2 small drawers, one for savory and one for sweet I store them […]

Kitchen Clutter & Empty Cabinets

posted by Andrea | 10/19/2010 | 9 comments

I had so much fun clearing out my food storage container clutter! I started with this cluttered mess… and ended with this! It’s still not perfect, but all the containers have lids, there are no more gross stains, and I have room for my new Stack Mates! But I didn’t stop there! I literally went through every drawer and cabinet in my kitchen and took out anything we haven’t used recently or don’t need… I was ruthless! {In case you can’t tell, […]

Food Storage Containers + Giveaway!

posted by Andrea | 10/11/2010 | 45 comments

If you are like most people {including myself} you probably have some pretty grungy looking food storage containers hanging out in one or more of your kitchen cabinets. You might even have some stashed away in your basement or garage — just in case! Am I right?? Well, this weekend, I was in the mood to purge — so decided it was time to purge some of my food storage containers. I’ve seen worse, but for me, this was out […]

Love It or Lose It

posted by Andrea | 07/21/2010 | 6 comments

Is it time for you to eliminate some of the clutter from your home and your life? You know it’s time to get more organized if… You can’t close your closet doors You open your cabinets and wonder what will fall out You don’t need to dust anymore — because all your surfaces are covered with junk Your junk drawer has morphed into a junk room Your storage area has reached capacity You can’t park your car(s) in the garage […]