I think the worst hit from my holiday neglect was my baking cupboard....I actually didn't really neglect it, I completely abused it! I was baking a lot, and every time I would bake, I would leave the cupboard a little worse than I found it....the end result? A disaster!
So, clearly it was a need-to-do job after life settled down from the holidays!
As usual, I began by pulling everything out to see what I had, what was hiding, what needed to be thrown away, etc. This time though, I did spend some money on the project because I knew I would need some baskets to help keep everything in it's place.
Because this is a bottom cupboard, and very deep, I purchased 2 "drawers" to use. They required a little cordless drill work, but they were really very simple to install.
Then I re-stocked/re-assigned some of my old school Tupperware, and started to see where they would fit.
Some things were in there by default, and needed new homes, like the lids for my pots (my pots and pans used to be in this cupboard before I did the hanging pot rack, and the lids never left!). They are happy on top of the fridge, though you have to be at least my height to reach them. I also moved a (beautiful, from my sister) mixing bowl out to a new spot, and gave away a few other bowls I had because I no longer needed them. My toaster remains in the baking cupboard though because I don't want it on the counter, and there is literally no-where else to put it!
Labelling things saves a lot of headache when it comes time to use the cupboard. I just wrote on regular paper, cut it out, and taped it on. I'm super happy with how it turned out, and am glad I tackled it instead of just throwing more and more things into it and shutting the door before everything fell out! :)
It took me about an hour to get everything how I wanted it, but I sure do like how I can find everything now. I keep opening the cupboard just to take a little peek at the organization....it's true, I'm that much of a tidy-ing geek.
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