Kitchen Organization, Part 3 (finally!)

Kitchen Organization, Day 3

(and Take 2, because I typed the post and then it disappeared!)

So I’m finally here to talk more about kitchen organization. Sorry it took so long. I really did have intentions to do it Monday and Wednesday. Life gets in the way. And headaches…they get in the way.

Back to the kitchen. I don’t have a large kitchen. I’d love to have a large kitchen, but I have a smallish, galley-style kitchen. No island. I try not to covet others’ kitchen islands. If I could make any room in my house bigger, it would be the kitchen. Alas, it is not to be. So I try and make the most of what I’ve got.

Today I’m going to share pictures of my baking area. This is what I have:

1. A drawer with spices in the tins you buy them in. They are in alphabetical order (not because I’m OCD) so that they are easy to find. I also have six small Mason jars with spices that I use often and buy in bulk quantities. I keep a small amount here for easy access. The large containers are stored in pantry.

2. The other drawer on this side of the stove has foil, parchment paper, plastic wrap and baking items – cookie scoops, rolling pin, biscuits cutters, etc.

3. The cabinet above contains measuring cups, other baking products (baking soda, coconut oil, shortening, etc.)

I also have a shelf that I picked up at a yard sale with a few spice jars on them just to be pretty. smile emoticon These are next to my cookbooks and a utensil holder. All of this is to the left of my stove. It’s not a prep area. That’s on the other side of the stove.

I hope these tips and pics help you when you consider the functionality of your kitchen. You want to make the most of your time and space.IMG_9014 IMG_9016 IMG_9017 IMG_9019 IMG_9023

Please let me know if you have any questions. smile emoticon

Lynne

Monday, Monday…

Happy Monday!

(Is that a real thing??) 😉 If rainy days and Mondays always get you down, then you’d have been down today if you were here. Bleh.

Anywho, I worked all day today so I didn’t write a post about the kitchen. I’ll be talking about organizing specific spaces/items tomorrow…spices, pots and pans, serving dishes, etc.

But at work today, I did do some organizing. I cleaned out all the storage closets, drawers and cabinets in the preschool area at church. It’s been something that I’ve been putting off and since it was a yucky day anyway, I just got to it and got it done. 🙂

Y’all have a good night!

Lynne

Happy Sunday!

Good morning!

As I drank my coffee this morning, I did my early morning devotional. This is what I learned.

God is beautiful. He created beauty: beaches, mountains, sunrises, sunsets, clouds…all of it. He is beauty and he created beauty for us to enjoy.

He also created each of us to be creative in some way – to be beautifiers. God is also a God of order. So when we created beautiful, organized, peaceful sanctuaries in our homes, it is God-honoring if it’s not done in a prideful way. Our home and our lives should point to God, not to self.

This really spoke to my little organizing heart. When I beautify my home, I do it so that it’s a place to come home to and feel comfort and love. When I organize, I do it so that there’s less stress and frustration – and thus, more joy.

I just wanted to share that with all of you. Maybe it will speak to you as well as we spend time “together” organizing and beautifying our homes.

I pray that you have a joy-filled, peaceful and relaxing day.

Lynne

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