Not that I usually show people my cupboards (especially the insides) but I thought I'd show off my before and after photos today. While the boys were playing, I decided to tackle the kitchen cupboards. Cooking and baking just aren't as appealing when you have to dig for supplies. I kept things well organized through the State Fair but it went downhill fast after that.
OK - here we go -- here are the horrible guts of my large pantry.
My husband feels the middle drawer is much ignored and neglected and should be used more (the chocolate chip/nut drawer).
The boys' cupboard - BEFORE:
I even found extra space and room to spare - whoa!
The dreaded spice/cookie sprinkle cupboard - BEFORE: (note before also spills onto the kitchen counter -grrr!)
Ta Da! Forgot to show the counter but it is now clear and free - ready for action!
I also managed to clean the upper and lower corner cupboards and cleaned up the cupboard under the kitchen sink (that was overdue for a makeover). The boys decided early on that helping mommy was much more fun than playing in the living room. So I had lots of help. Luckily I emptied/consolidated some spice containers - that kept them occupied for quite some time.
There you have it - I showed off my skeletons! What skeletons do you have lurking in your home? I decided to do one cupboard at a time and it went rather quickly. Now I feel like getting started on Christmas baking. Something about a clean and organized kitchen makes me feel like baking (that and the cold, wintry weather).
In other news:
Grant has now officially joined us at the table. Well, he's always eaten with us but now he is out of the high chair and in a booster seat. He thinks it's the best!