Lets Get Organized : Kitchen

Hello Sunshine! Continuing my efforts to getting organized, this week I will be focusing on the kitchen. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, its beneficial to be prepared, organized, and stocked.

I will go through each drawer and cabinet, evaluate its contents, purge, reorganize, and give everything a good scrub. It has been over a year since I did a good deep clean in the kitchen.
Each day I will tackle one to two cabinets and drawers. In a weeks time my entire kitchen will be clean, organized and ready for the holidays.

I start out by removing all the contents. Vacuum out any crumbs. Wiping down the inside and outside of the cabinet and drawer. After going through and sorting the contents, I will only put back the items we use and those I love to display.

I found some chipped dishes that need to be replaced and some we don't use anymore. I will donate, recycle and store others in long term storage in my attic.

Tips for a more organized kitchen:
  • group like items together and make sure there placement compliments how your kitchen functions.
  • use dividers and trays to corral like items in drawers
  • use containers to give your pantry a cohesive look
  • utilize the vertical space in a cabinet by using a free standing stacking shelf
  • store spices in a drawer in wide mouth jars with tops labeled

Natural Homemade Cleaners:
A lot of us have become more health conscience and only want to use green cleaners in our homes. There are a ton on the market but you can make quality cleaners at home using common household items from your pantry. Here are a few of my favorites:

All-Purpose Cleaner
Mix 2 cups water with 1/4 tsp of your favorite organic liquid soap in a spray bottle. I use Basic H2 but another great one is pure castile soap.

Degreaser
To remove sticky films from your cabinet exteriors mix equal parts white vinegar and hot water with a few drops of olive oil. Use a soft rag to clean. The white vinegar cuts grease and the olive oil leaves a nice shine.

Tough Stains
To remove tough stain spots, create a paste using baking soda and water. Scrub with a sponge to remove the buildup and then rinse with water.

Windows
For cleaning windows, glass and mirrors mix 2 cups water with 1-2 drops of Basic H2 and clean with a super microfiber window cloth. Your glass will sparkle and be streak free.

Join me this week as I tackle my entire kitchen. One to two cabinets and drawers a day. I will be posting my progress over on instagram. Follow along! If you want to share your progress with me tag me using @chippasunshine and #csletsgetorganized. See ya soon!



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4 comments:

  1. Everything looks so nice. Love how organized you are. Your shelves look like a high end store display!

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  2. I can't believe you are still on a roll. I agree with Brandi. So clean and organized.

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  3. Thanks for the tips! Everything looks perfect

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  4. Love the tips and love how you arranged your glassware!

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