The kitchen to- do list
is slowly but surely getting crossed off. Today's post is knocking off 3, 6, and 8.
Let's talk paper towels... (woot woot!)
The quicker picker uppers are, well, finally picking up and moving off of our counter! Hallelujah! Why on Earth we didn't do this a little sooner is beyond me. It's makes more room on the counter, grabbing a paper towel is way easier, and obviously, it looks prettier.
Andy lived like this for 8 months. Side note: Andy cuts off and saves all of the Box Tops for Educations
and sends them to my mom, who then gives them to the neighbor's kids school. It's a super easy way to give back to your community!
and 3 months after I moved in we finally got around to...
We used this ever so handy "prefect tear" holder... it that can be mounted horizontally or vertically. Pretty, fancy huh? We bought it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond with a gift card, but you can get the same one on Amazon, here.
Installing is simple...
Drill the holes...
Hammer in the dry wall anchors....
And screw in the holder. Voila.
Moving on to pods. We got a fancy coffee machine for Christmas a few years ago, and while we use the french press on the weekends, I use the quick, easy machine version a couple times during the week. All of the coffee supplies lived in the lowest cabinet shelf, taking up valuable shelving space.
Notice the knife block got a new home too. It lives under the paper towel holder on the other side of the sink. A little rearranging goes a long way and it's free! I love my mini Polaroid magnets on the fridge. Check out that tutorial here.
Aww, much better. And way easier to find a pod in the morning instead of getting avalanched with random things from the cabinet. We got our pod drawer at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (coupon and gift card) or you can also find it on Amazon right here.
Almost everything that lived on the floor for 3 months got shoved into a cabinet. Yay! Remember this situation...
Now, it all has a hidden home. Although, I can't reach it very well.
As far as the kitchen progress
goes, I've marked 1,3,4,6 & 8 off of the list! 5 down, 3 to go!
As renters, we probably won't take the $15 paper towel rack with us, but
the pod drawer... he'll come with us where ever we go. Renting makes
having a cute, organized house tricky. Do you buy and install stuff in your rental
that you know you want take with you? Do you save Box Tops for Education? Have you built a door organizer and want to share any tips with me? Have you moved stuff around lately to discover it's so much better now? What color should I paint that door? I need some help with decision making, and Andy doesn't seem to have an opinion about this one!
Research and buy new dishes (I had no idea there were so many kinds... stone ware, fiesta ware, Corelle, porcelain, bone ware!) (read more here)
- Container for bag spices in the large food cabinet
Container for Tassimo pods to clear out the bottom shelf of the small food cabinet
A home for pot holders and kitchen towels
- Deal with the random stuff on top of the cabinets
Get rid of/ organize random stuff next to dresser
- Clean out and organize the dresser
Buy and mount a paper towel holder