I have a decent amount of storage in my kitchen, for which I’m grateful. There’s a corner cabinet that’s perfect for holding larger items that are too wide for my other cabinets. Because it’s wedged back in a corner between the counter and the kitchen sink, I’m really only able to access the front of the first two shelves without grabbing my step ladder. This causes my lazy to kick in. I shove things on the shelves and end up pushing the other items further back on the shelves, creating a bit of a mess. Like this:
I took 20 minutes on Saturday to get up on the step ladder and put things where they actually belong. Because this cabinet is harder to access, I use it to store mostly seasonal dishes that are not being used. I took a few minutes to evaluate whether I needed to keep each item, and ended up with a good pile of mugs that I’m giving away (5 minutes after posting the pic on Instagram, I’d found homes for 4 of the mugs)!
As with all my organizing projects, I took great pleasure in admiring my work. The “before” pictures assure me that my labor was not in vain!
I left some room to grow, since I knew I had a few mugs in the dishwasher. I also noticed some water marks on the bottom shelf, probably from putting things away when they weren’t completely dry! This is the only cabinet that doesn’t have lined shelves – and that will change as soon as I find another roll that matches the rest of my shelf liner paper.
Sometimes bringing organization to a cabinet only takes a few minutes of maintenance…and I firmly believe that an organized life requires maintenance!