This week on Simple Mom’s Project Simplify we moved onto the kitchen.
I basically emptied out every cupboard and drawer in my kitchen, cleaning, decluttering and organizing.
I am in love with my newly organized pantry. I put my label maker to good use and labeled all the containers. I knew what was in each one but anyone else may not have, and the blue labels just look lovely. I also took all the empty jars downstairs where they belong.
My favorite part is the plastic bin you can see on the right of the picture below. I used this to corral all the bags of beans & rice. I also added a tray to the lower shelf below to hold all the oils & vinegars. They are in the same place but it just looks tidier.
The spice drawer, more labeling and putting bags of spice into jars. So much nicer without bags.
Cutlery, I removed half of the cutlery from the drawer and put it up for when we have a large number of guests over. The drawer also looks nice because Waverly hasn’t had a chance to rearrange it yet, her favorite thing to do while we are baking at the island.
I finally threw out the tea that I didn’t like but have been keeping in my cupboard forever.
I gave my fridge a deep cleaning. It was going to be just a quick wipe down but turned into a whole morning ordeal including ungluing the glass shelves that had been glued down by spilt milk, yuck.
Just a couple of weeks ago I defrosted and cleaned out my deepfreeze so that was one part I didn’t have to worry about, yay!
I didn’t get to my upstairs freezer but I did my duty eating the nearly freezer-burnt chocolate ice cream from in there, all in the name of decluttering.