November 14, 2011

Proof That I Know How to Make a Mess.....So Let's Organize

Posted by Kristin

I like a clean kitchen. It makes me as happy as a clam to walk out into the kitchen in the morning and see the dishes done, various things put away, and counter surfaces clean. Because I make a regular effort to keep it this way, I've heard on more than one occasion comments like, "Kristin, you're kitchen is never dirty!"or "You don't what the word mess means." However, a few months ago at our old apartment I obtained some hard, cold evidence that I sure know how to make a mess. I just always clean it up before most people see it. (P.S. Jennifer eat your heart out. I took these babies for you).  Case in point:

When counter space runs out, I pull up a chair and the floor apparently.

I think I was making 3 different recipes at this point.

Life with out a dishwasher is rough. 

And the laundry....oooh the laundry. Life is better now that coin-op is
out of the picture and we have our own washer and dryer!

And this is the result of me digging through the many
blades I have for my 1970's Cuisinart food processor
that still works like a charm. Chop baby chop.

So although its been proven that I definitely know how to make a mess, I also know that I can't leave a mess alone for very long. I really can't...I have to be called away by my husband to come eat dinner because I just keep doing dishes (and maybe occasionally breaking them too. I'll admit, I'm a bit clumsy). Enter Pinterest.  For those who get excited by label makers, alphabetizing, and neat stacks of items, get ready to do a happy dance. (All photos were found on Pinterest by searching under organizing).

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I have loads of jewelry so this made my heart go pitter patter.

I could use a better way to organize my jewelry
 Got some old kitchen handles? Put them to use!

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Oh man, this one really speaks to "I hate under the
sink storage". Who would have thought a tension
rod could hold all your spray bottles?

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Clamps + mason jars + slab of wood = pretty and organized

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Lookin' good while workin' hard: vintage tins
hold utensil holders.

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Magazine holder turned canned goods organizer. Love it.

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And yet another use. Isn't it the small things that drive
you crazy? Crazy  no more , my friend.

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For all the bag ladies out there (Hey Laura, that's you).

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Pants hanger turned ribbon organizer.
Just pull and cut.

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No more cord chaos. Bread bag clips have a second life.

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I had to end this organizing eye candy feast with this. Its pretty sweet. 'Nuff said.

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