Hello my friends! We had an additional school delay today (for cold temps) so I’m behind on this Monday! I’m dragging anyway simply because I worked my butt off on the kitchen island yesterday. I go into beast mode at occasions and yesterday was one of them. My main driving force in getting so considerably carried out was so that I could commence to get items a minor more organized in the kitchen.

I’ve had the equipment I’ve been employing on the window seat create and the kitchen island growth tucked away inside the window seat:

window seat storage

And it’s been Awesome to have a spot to hide every thing and not have to drag it out every single time I worked on some thing. But I needed to genuinely be in a position to use that room and organize it – so I was determined to get the big stuff carried out on the island yesterday and I did. I hope to share it with you this week (still plenty of filling, caulking and painting to do) but until finally then be confident to comply with me on Instagram for updates. 🙂

So oddly ample, my determination yesterday was to get these equipment out of the seat so I could start organizing the kitchen much better. My program has constantly been to do a main purge of the kitchen just before I acquired into the bigger components of the reno – I just want all the extra stuff out and I want to know what wants to go in which. It assists me decide what will work and what won’t when I’m considering about adjustments.

This cabinet is the one particular that is a soreness in my butt – do you have a drawer/cabinet/closet that is your dump zone? We have one of each – the junk drawer in the kitchen (that I can barely close right now), the coat closet and this cabinet. They are exactly where random factors go to reside:

I just shared this cabinet with you a 12 months in the past when I cleaned it out final. It appears poor in that photo above but the ahead of before was way worse. ) You like how I make myself really feel much better by saying that? Yeah.

Last 12 months I utilised some scrap wood to create a small shelf for the bigger platters:

DIY shelf in kitchen cabinet

Ninety percent of our entertaining and serving dishes are in these created ins in the previous dining space:

wall of built in storage

But because they are only twelve inches deep I have to maintain the bigger platters in this kitchen cabinet. I tell you what – that little shelf I produced has helped SO much! It is so great to effortlessly slide them in and out…when there’s not 50 factors in front of it anyway, like recently.

I’ve been waiting for this day for so extended – when I initial dreamed of a window seat I knew I’d gain some excellent storage from it. I was capable to move about half of what was in this cabinet to that area and then move some items that have been piled up in other cabinets into this one:

organizing kitchen shelves

I am planning on developing an additional shelf just like the a single on the left for the products I placed in there. I’ve learned that cabinets pretty considerably are a deep abyss…drawers are so significantly less difficult for storage! I discover that basic shelf assists to keep things in area so I think I’ll do a two-tiered 1 on the right.

Most of those objects on the appropriate had been piled up on the little shelf in this cabinet in the island:

I loathe that tiny shelf. Do you have a single of these? If you have more than 1 item there you cannot get to it unless you get down on the floor and adjust every little thing. So I took it out:

storage in kitchen cabinets

It place up a great fight but I eliminated it with a jigsaw and a whole lot of pulling, pounding and cursing. 🙂

Now I can match taller objects in that cabinet which is fantastic. I prepare to develop pull out drawers in this cabinet but it’s already so much nicer to not battle with that shelf. I’m doing the same in the other one in the island too.

But my preferred portion is this space:

window seat storage

Awwww yeah! Every single time I would walk a lot more issues in excess of to this spot I would say “This is Remarkable.” I Really like IT!

Who knew some thing this pretty could be so practical also?:

bay window seat

I positioned items I really don’t use very as typically in there – the only thing I’ll reach for a lot more is the crock pot. It’s straightforward to accessibility even though so it’s not a large deal. Way simpler than a digging expedition in the cabinet. )

Oh my, it is constantly such a fantastic feeling to uncover that best spot for stuff, appropriate? Specifically in the kitchen. So much Things in the kitchen. Do you have any organization tricks you use in yours? I adore obtaining distinct ways to organize.

I’m off to fill some nail holes! 🙂 I actually hope to share the completed island with you this week.

Thrifty Decor Chick


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