Friday, July 29, 2011

Decluttering: Kitchen Island

As long as we were on the topic of progress for our New Years Resolutions, I thought I would share another one! The decluttering of the kitchen island - granted this was a project that took place before we added outlets (seen HERE), but I still thought I should blog it up!

This is what I started with. An overly cluttered cabinet with more pans than I could ever need! First step, I sorted out the bakeware that was staying and stashed the rest for friends/family that were moving into new houses.
Next came tackling the over abundance of goodies! You know, those pesky tidbits that we have to add to everything so we can add a couple inches to the ol' waistline, yep, those! We had a mad stash that was just thrown in there - time for some organization!

I dug out a Hershey's tin that I had picked up at Goodwill a while back for a quarter.

Then I stashed my food coloring in there and shut the lid, three boxes gone!

Next I went and grabbed a metal filing tin that I snatched up at an auction a while back. I had gotten a set of three for $2. You can tell this one had been loved - I mean look at the pretty butterfly! Anyone else just think of the movie I Am Legend!? No, just me!? Okay, moving on...

So I grabbed my cleaning supplies. 409 for germs and Ronsonal lighter fluid for the stickers. I used to work at the college bookstore, and thats where I learned if you want to get a price tag (or sticker) off of a school book, use lighter fluid. Yes, we soaked the books with lighter fluid. Now you know why textbooks smell funny!

I got to work removing all the stickers by soaking them and then peeling them off with a putty knife I found nearby.

I filled it with our tidbits (note the tape in the lid is holding the keys for the file tin, in case I want to use it for something else in the future).

There you got, a pretty storage container for hiding the unhealthy necessities!

And that's all she wrote! Now I can easily reach into the cupboard and grab exactly what I need! Thanks for stopping by, see you next week! Happy Friday!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Who needs the Container Store when they have Kelli? I could use your expertise at my house!