Now that our kitchen remodel is getting close to completion, it's time to put things back together and organize. And that extends beyond the kitchen to the new pantry and of course the bedrooms because somehow it all gets connected in the mind, right? First you formulate some ideas and then head online or over to Bed Bath and Beyond. We don't have many choices in our area for organizing so Ikea or other big stores like that are out of the question. We have Target, Lowes, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, or Kohls. There are a few more choices in San Luis Obispo but not like the bigger metropolitan areas like the Bay Area. *sigh* Sometimes I miss living there, but not often.
Anyway, I digress. Where to put things back into the new kitchen cabinets? And what should go in the kitchen versus the pantry cabinets? It's not as though we have or need tons of stuff, as when you are raising children or entertaining a great deal or doing a lot of baking of things that we don't need to eat. Still, there are the basics. Plates, bowls, large bowls, pots and pants, silverware and other utensils. Glassware and mugs. And on which side of the sink should the dish tray sit, and where on the counter should the coffeemaker reside? These are important questions that need answers!
And as long as we're putting things in their place, what about organizing items such as trays and containers and shelf liners and a new dish tray and trivets and all that? Well, browsing through a store such as BBandB could be delightful if not for a Sunday afternoon of shoppers and aisles that are way too narrow to accommodate two people and their carts moving in opposite directions. And then there is the annoying someone (me) who can't quite decide, going around and around the aisles considering all the options. The other shoppers must be wondering what she's doing, although they look equally confused.
I came home with a new black dish tray and drain tray, a mat for the sink, two trivets, a shelf for under the sink, shelf liners, and a shelving unit for the closet. Oh yes, and some dish towels. I considered new pots and pans, new dishes (they are ALL made in China!), a coffeemaker, organizing trays for the lazy susans, new trays for the silverware and utensils, and so much more!
So now I'm wondering, what favorite organizing things do you have? Even a simple plastic tray is stupidly expensive and at this point, after the cost of the remodel, I could just say WTH and buy what I want. But that's not how I roll. I take a little time and consider before I spend.
Oh dear, now I've written an entire post and not shown you any photos. You must be tired of the kitchen remodel photos so how about something else? Something pretty for a Monday morning? This was our sunrise a few days ago. The clouds were so soft but sadly didn't deliver any rain. Still, we are hopeful.
Have a nice Monday!