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Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container Store

I thought I was organized in my kitchen… Wow was I wrong. This past month The Container Store reached out and asked if I would be interested in working on a kitchen organizing makeover. I jumped at the chance. All one had to do was open any cabinet door in my kitchen to realize I needed help. From my little pantry to my drawers.. my kitchen was a mess.
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A little background… We moved into our newly renovated home last year and I don’t think I ever fully organized my kitchen the way I had originally planned. I had so much on my mind with the move that I never got around to it. I was so busy trying to get everything else sorted and finalized, my cabinets and pantry simply fell to the wayside.. I had so many other spaces that were more visible that I prioritized… as a result, the kitchen cabinets and drawers took a backseat to everything. I’m thrilled to announce… no longer! Once The Container Store’s home designer came over and whipped up her organizing magic, everything began to fall into place. I can now finally say.. I have a kitchen that I am proud of.

You may remember that just prior to The Container Store coming to help me, Emma and I had tackled our refrigerator ourselves using The Container Store’s clear bins to help organize my wide fridge shelves. To see more of that post click here. It was incredible what they did to transform how we use our refrigerator now. Suffice it to say, we are thrilled with the results. Everything is not only organized but so much more efficient and beautiful!

Before Pictures of my little pantry and several of my kitchen drawers –

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreThe day I opened the doors on my little lower pantry to share on Instagram… items fell out. ( I died..) It’s small size was stuffed full and I knew it needed an entire new approach to organize the space. We couldn’t find a thing.

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StorePoor Jeff… This drawer is where he houses his cooking pans. Because it’s also situated under the coffee maker you may notice I threw in a ton of coffee related items as well.

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreWho could find anything in this mess?

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreOrganizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreOrganizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreThis is the junk drawer that I had recently organized myself. While I loved it, I really appreciated what Margit did to pull it together even more.

My Kitchen the day The Container Store’s home designer, Margit arrived –

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreBags and bags of items to help us organize…

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container Store 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.

Install Day

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.

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreI love the White Wire Baskets with Wooden Handles. Perfect for keeping things neat and tidy… It’s nice to be able to 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!

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container Store Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreDying 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.

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreThe Three Tier Acrylic Cabinet Organizer helped raise all my canned items perfectly. Now everything is visible. Why didn’t I think of this before?

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreOrganizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreOrganizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreOrganizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreOrganizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreMy pantry in a nutshell… I love how it turned out.

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container Store Margit added Bamboo Turntables (Lazy Susan’s) to Jeff’s most used cabinet next to the range. This is where he houses all of 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.

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreThe Bamboo Drawer Dividers are a welcome addition to helping keep my bowls, plates and baking dishes organized.

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreOrganizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreOrganizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreThe 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!

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreOrganizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreMy spice drawer came with the organizing levels already intact but Margit grouped everything together beautifully.

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreMargit 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 in with Jeff’s pots. Why?! Now everything has it’s own place. (Jeff is thrilled)Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreWe are big coffee/tea drinkers in this house. Many of you are probably familiar with the coffee maker that we use daily. We love our machine and share it constantly in stories. Having a tea/coffee drawer was something I have always wanted but didn’t think we had the room for… that is until Margit made it possible!

Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreOrganizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container Store Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container StoreWhen Jeff saw his utensil drawers I thought he was going to cry… ;) (I felt the same way and I don’t even use the drawer..)

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 in to my home to help give me tips and advice has been life changing. 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. 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!
xo,Kristy

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23 thoughts on “Organizing My Kitchen With Help From The Container Store

  1. Beautiful! I need serious help in my kitchen. Is this a service they offer to all customers, and if so, is it reasonably priced?

  2. I LOVED this !!!! The best gift couples can give themselves is getting their kitchen organized by The Container Store!!! What a DREAM!!!! Kristy, maybe you could give away one free kitchen organizing?!!!

  3. Fantastic photos and information. I’m working on organizing my kitchen, which is quite a task! Thanks for the motivating to keep going.

    1. Hi Karen,
      Thank you for saying that! Yay I’m so glad you’re organizing your kitchen.. it’s hard but definitely do-able. Let me know how it ends up looking. xo

  4. Oh wow your kitchen storage areas look amazing. I love the organization where you see everything and can put you hands on it. Great job Kristy.

  5. I can only imagine how Jeff must feel now with this amazing project completed! I love to bake and cook and having everything organized so well makes a chef happy! ? My daughter used to work with The Container Store so I know how wonderful they are! Enjoy your beautiful space!

    1. Hi Ginger,
      Thank you so much for stopping by the blog. The Container store has their 20% Kitchen and Pantry sale going on so it’s the perfect time to organize your space. xx

  6. Hi Kristy, i really enjoy your instastories and your instagram account . i would like to find out how to join in on your giveaways! thanks for the info., Cevin

  7. Nothing better then being organized! It all turned out so fabulous! I love seeing the Williams Sonoma Bellegem Waffle mixes and Sticky Fingers Scone mix in your pantry! My company produces all the Bellegem Waffle mixes for Williams Sonoma (along with lots of other items!) And we make the Sticky Fingers Scones too! I enjoy reading your blog and following along on instagram too. Thanks for all you do!

  8. I saw so many great ideas of ways to organize. Your kitchen is beautiful and I enjoy your stories on Instagram.
    Mandy

  9. Hello,
    I was watching your Insta Gram and decided to go back into your Blog. I really like the silver mirror better than the gold. I was debating between the two, and I know the gold is sold out, but when I saw your mirror displayed I really like it in the silver; so much better. It goes with the extension of the metal colors of your kitchen. The kitchen and family room are just beautiful. Thank you for the information, and I am definitely going to look into the Container Store for help with the containers and organizing. In the long run they know their products and can help with measurements better. Thank you for all the information.

  10. Hi! I’m a little late with my comment but just wanted to say how beautiful your kitchen is. I’m going out tomorrow to pick up some baskets for my pantry. You and Emma are such a wonderful inspiration and of course I can’t forget to mention Jeff. Hugs from Toronto. ❤️

  11. Hi Kristy…Just getting caught up on my blog reading this weekend and found my requested pantry organization post!! Awesome, thanks! I’ve been a super-fan of the Container Store since I was a college student, 30 years ago! Great job…as the cook in my home, I know Jeff will appreciate all that efficiency. :)

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