I have a very small kitchen. I call it the kitchen from Hell. I call it this because it is oddly awkward. I have quite a lot of cabinet space, but they way they are set up is rather annoying. They are deep but not tall, so I have to move things around and re-do things often. I actually am much better at organizing someone else’s place than my own so I had to call in the big guns for this special case. The big guns would be my mother.
Often we end up being too close to a project and unable to separate ourselves far enough away to look at it with less of a defeated attitude and more of a critical eye. So, because my mother doesn’t spend as much time at my place as I do she was the perfect person to call for this.
I had a general idea of the basics on where I wanted things to go. But, it was able getting an order to this. I still have plaster dust settling so I cut up some grip base for my cabinets the best I could and set it down. I have huge base cabinets where pots, pans, and other crap would go that I had to crawl in and clean out.
I crawled into the cabinet with my dust buster and started vacuuming when I heard a loud squeak. With great dignity I screamed like a little girl and flew out of the cabinet thinking I had sucked up a live mouse and was now going to have to some how get it out of my dust buster. After my dignified screaming, I found out my mother was squeaking at my cat trying to get him to wake up.
That was fun. Not.
After the palpitations of my heart settled I managed to put a towel at the base of the pots and pans cabinet and quickly threw some of my pans and stuff in there. I still need to do one more cupboard and one more cabinet. But, for the most part it is done.
Basically the things to take from this post is:
1. I am very easily started and will scream my head off.
2. You will naturally know where to put things and take that as your base. It is often when we get too comfortable putting things just anywhere that we lose sight of how to organize or fix things. It isn’t because we are lazy, but because we are too close to a project and are overwhelmed.
A kitchen may seem like a simple thing to organize. However, if you’re anything like me, if your kitchen isn’t organized then your entire place is a mess including your head. So, you lose track of how to start and where.