But, I'm proud to say, I have accomplished organizing another space today! Here is what I started with:
I took everything off the counter and cleaned it. I got rid of whatever I could (trash, give-a-way and put-a-way) and thought about how I'd rather the space be used. I know no matter what I do, this will continue to be a catch all space, so I need to be able to better contain the (for lack of a better term) crap!
I must admit, I've been thinking about and planning cleaning this space for a few days, since Friday actually, as that is my clean the kitchen day on my "chore chart." After spending some time in local stores and online, I still wasn't finding the "perfect containers." Turns out, I had a few things in my basement that will serve as a good start before I spend any money on the wrong kind of container/storage/basket or whatever. This will give me a chance to see what works and what doesn't. Here is what I found:
After a much longer time period than I wanted to spend on this area (that whole, kids home thing... why do they keep wanting me to feed them!?!?!), here is the result:
Here is a little tip ya'll might find helpful when organizing while the bread machine is baking away... don't forget you're baking bread and unplug it... the doughy mess is now a funky looking blobby loaf that hopefully cooked all the way through in the regular oven...
Peace be with you,