Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Kitchen Organization

Well it's Works for Me Wednesday at Rocks In My Dryer. Unfortunately this is a "themed" edition that is supposed to be about kitchen organization. I am not qualified to comment on the subject.

My idea of kitchen organization is to have enough cabinets that everything fits in to them and you can shut the doors and keep the counters clean. Voila! Your kitchen will look long as no one opens the cabinets.

But as I looked around my kitchen this morning trying to see if there was anything organized about it I did notice one small item. It was actually an idea I got from someone else's blog and it works really well.

Despite all of the many cabinets in my kitchen I still don't have room for the bulky bags of chips, pretzels, and bread that we keep around. (Obviously if my cabinets were organized I would...but oh well.) So I was piling all of that stuff on top of my fridge. #1 for easy access for me, #2 so my kids couldn't reach it. But it was making the top of my fridge look really jumbled and messy.

Then I read a blog (who knows which one?) and got a great organizing tip. I bought a large rectangular basket with tall sides and filled it will all of my chip bags. Then I slid it on top of the fridge and it just looks like a cute decorative basket. I bought one that was green striped and matches my kitchen so that it really looks like it belongs there. Now I just pull the basket down whenever the kids need a salty snack, and put it back when I'm done dishing out the pretzels.

It works for me.

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The Gluten-Free Homemaker said...

I have trouble finding space for bulky bags, too. I haven't put them on top of the frig yet, but I might try that idea. Thanks!

MamaHenClucks said...

What a great idea! With the lack of cabinet space in our kitchen (and the pantry being in the basement) this would be perfect! Thanks!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

This post discriminates against those of us who are only 5 feet tall. I can't really even reach the top of my fridge.


Thia said...

We moved about a month ago and I found myself surrounded by boxes staring at a pile of baskets I have. Most of them fit between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling, but for a couple of large ones. So I stuck them on top of the fridge for the moment. When I came back from shopping, I stuffed the snacks in them. I did a double take and wondered why I didn't think of this years ago!