This lower cabinet is positioned between my refrigerator and stove. We store our everyday dishes here. Items such as plates, the children’s tea mugs and plastic tumblers. It is really easy to keep organized. It holds six and eight of every item. I purposely limit the dishes in this cabinet (the children’s cabinet) in order to reduce the accumulation of dishes that require maintenance.
We have extra dishes that are kept in a higher cabinet. I began paring down my dishes to (1)make more room for food storage and (2) minimize the amount of dirty dishes that were being accumulated throughout the day.
The top shelf of this cabinet holds recycled food storage containers for left overs.
The cabinet below is somewhat of a catch all for useful day-to day items. The top shelf is used to store food that will be donated. Once a quarter or whenever it’s full we will donate it to our church food pantry were they’ll use it to feed the less fortunate in the community.
The next shelf is our mini office area. On the left you’ll find yellow pages, the church directory, etc. To the right on the middle shelf is my homemaking binder and the white thing beside my binder is our updated homework helper.
The bottom shelf has medicine on the left and school/craft supplies on the right.
This is the weirdest cabinet in my kitchen. It is set of in the corner of my kitchen and has a lot of space way in the back. This is the opening to the cabinet.
The cabinet below holds baking items and spices. The white canisters hold rice, flour and homemade cocoa mix. They are recycled Whey Protein containers like the one you see on the middle shelf. When the protein is done I wash the container and use it for dry ingredients. One the lower shelf you’ll find the spices to the right and the baking itms to the left.
The cabinet below is directly over my stove. I keep my cookbooks and a few of the the children’s reading books on the right. On the left is extra cereal, pasta sauce and paper towels.
This is the dry goods/breakfast cabinet below. You’ll find pastas, grits, cereal, oats, sugar, powdered milk, dried fruit and tea.
All 16 of these cereal boxes below are inconspicuously stored behind all of the items I just showed you. I keep a pantry list in my HomeMaking Binder. It help keep track of what I have.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this little glimpse into my kitchen. Head back over tomorrow to learn more about the benefits of organization.