I thought I was organized in my kitchen… Wow was I wrong. The Container Store reached out to me in January and asked if I would be interested in doing a kitchen organized makeover. I looked into my little pantry and kitchen drawers and realized at that moment that I needed help. A lot of help… I said YES as fast as I could. (This is a sponsored post)
A little background… We moved into our newly renovated home last year and I don’t think I ever really organized my kitchen the way I wanted to. I had so much on my mind that I didn’t get round to it. I was busy trying to get everything sorted and finalized. I never realised how hard it was to get faucets that actually match the design of your kitchen! You can click here to see some good ones if you’re struggling like I was. I had so many other spaces that were more visible and prioritized… as a result, the kitchen cabinets and drawers all took a backseat. I’m thrilled to announce… no longer! Once The Container Store’s home designer came over to help me organize, I now can say that I have a kitchen that I am proud of.
You may remember that just prior to The Container Store coming over, Emma and I tackled our refrigerator using their amazing clear bins to help organize everything. To see more of that post click here. We are thrilled with the results. Beeeeeautiful!
Before Pictures of my little pantry and several of my kitchen drawers –
I can’t even… The day I opened this little lower pantry to share on Instagram… items fell out. ( I died..) The fact that it’s small makes it even more important to keep everything organized.
Poor Jeff… This drawer is where he houses his cooking pans. Because it’s also situated under the coffee maker I threw in a ton of unnecessary items.
Who could find anything in this mess?
This is the junk drawer that I recently organized. I love what Margit did to pull it together even more.
My Kitchen the day The Container Store home designer arrived –
Bags and bags of items to help us organize…
I have never been so happy to see someone as I was The Container Store home organizer, Margit. A little about how the insider organizing experience works. Margit called and scheduled a meeting to come look at the space I wanted to change. She took measurements and asked me a ton of questions. How do we approach our kitchen when cooking, what do we use the most… Do we use everything often? Or not at all? Through Margit’s questions we learned what we needed to keep in order to help organize our space properly and what we needed to get rid of.
The day Margit arrived for install we emptied everything out of our pantry, drawers and cabinets… Then Margit began her magic. I had no idea how many different tools there are to help separate, raise and divide items in cabinets and pantries. Margit brought a ton of amazing products. I’m proud to say that we used ALL.
I love the White Wire Baskets with Wooden Handles. Perfect for keeping things neat and tidy… It’s nice to actually see what you are looking for. The baskets are large enough to fill and easy to pull out of my lower cabinets using the handles. So pretty too!
Dying at how cute this pantry looks now… We don’t keep a ton of dried goods as we try to eat as much fresh produce as possible.
The Three Tier Acrylic Cabinet Organizer helped raise all my canned items perfectly. Now we can actually see what we need more easily. Why didn’t I think of this before?
My pantry in a nutshell… I love how it turned out.
Margit added Bamboo Turntables (Lazy Susan’s) to Jeff’s most used cabinet. This is where he houses all his olive oils, vinegars and other cooking ingredients. He loves how easy it is to find everything now.
The Square Bamboo Storage Basket that houses the sugar and other dried items looks great here as well. Easy to pull out and it houses everything perfectly.
The Bamboo Drawer Dividers are a welcome addition to helping keep my bowls, plates and baking dishes organized.
The Bamboo Stackable Drawer Organizers helped transform my drawers also. I seriously can’t believe the difference. To help the bamboo organizers stay in place, Margit added rubber sticky dots to the bottom of the dividers. LOVE!
My spice drawer came with the organizing levels already intact but Margit grouped everything together beautifully. Why can’t Margit live next door? :)
She also reorganized other drawers… This is the messy drawer that held a couple of Jeff’s cooking pans. I used to also have coffee items mixed with Jeff’s pots. Why?! Now everything has it’s own place. (Jeff is thrilled)We are big hot drink consumers in this house. My husband loves high-quality coffee and always looks at coffee equipment reviews before getting anything new. I’m more a tea lady but I have always wanted a tea/coffee drawer… Cheers!
When Jeff saw his utensil drawers I thought he was going to cry… ;) (I felt the same and I rarely use them..)
Even my silverware has a perfectly sized adjustable Bamboo organizer. Everything looks perfect.
I have to admit… Opening my kitchen to everyone hasn’t been easy. I really believe myself to be an organized person for the most part and looking at my kitchen from another point of view has been eye opening to say the least. I have learned so much about the process of organizing through my home expert, Margit. Having someone come to my home to help give me tips and advice has been incredible. I told Jeff that I’m so happy with how the kitchen looks right now I may even begin to cook with him. ;)
How is your kitchen looking? Is it organized and more pulled together than mine was? If you look around and feel like you may need a little help with organizing then this is the month for you. The Container Store is holding their annual Kitchen Sale March 1st through April 1st with hundreds of kitchen and pantry items at 25% off. Such perfect timing! The sale can make a huge difference in your budget and approach.
Let me know in the comment section how your kitchen looks and what you do to help keep your kitchen organized. I really want to know.. Staying neat and clean in the kitchen is a struggle with everyday living. Even for a non cook like me. :)
Hugs and happy organizing!
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