I’m thrilled to share another giveaway item that will be up for grabs next week during our giveaway! We took a long vacation over Christmas and spent a month visiting my parents. When I got back, I was just itching to get organized – January is National Get Organized Month, you know…
And I love containers. Reused food containers, plastic, glass, homemade, anything. In the kitchen, I’m a more selective because food needs to be stored in air tight containers. I love the POP containers by Oxo for my kitchen – they’re perfect, and they are one of the prizes for next week!
Like I said up above, January is National Get Organized Month, and last year I wrote a series of posts on how to get yourself started.
Here are some more kitchen organization ideas from me and the blogosphere:
1. Glass Mason Jars – You can store anything in a glass Mason jar (or empty Mayonnaise or spaghetti sauce jar), and with a label, it will look neat and tidy. Cover the lid with paper or fabric to match your kitchen decor.
2. Fabric Kitchen Storage Bags – Store kitchen essentials in handmade fabric bags (Tip #4).
3. Pretend you’re moving – Take everything out of your kitchen (1 section/cupboard at a time) and start over. Get rid of things you don’t use and identify areas that attract clutter. Sometimes you have to look at your stuff with fresh eyes to determine what you really do and don’t need – laying everything out at once helps you be more objective.
If you’re really ambitious, try clearing everything out at once. Seeing everything together will help you more effectively put appliances, tools, etc. in groups and you’ll end up with more order when you’re finished.
4. Containers within Containers – Pick up some different sized plastic containers at Dollar Tree and use them in your drawers. I just did this in my utensil and kitchen tool drawers and things are much easier to find.
5. Ice Cube Trays – Use ice cube trays in your kitchen junk drawer for little odds and ends like tacks, paper clips, and screws.
I hope these ideas help you get organized and ready for 2009!