Monday, January 9, 2017

Organizing Week 1--The Kitchen

I am participating in a 14-week home organizing challenge that started with a blog called A Bowl Full of Lemons.  Since we've only lived in this house for 3 months, I definitely need this challenge.  Join me each week for the next 14 weeks and be sure to check out my coordinating YouTube video (linked below) each week.

The owner of the blog, A Bowl Full of Lemons, came out with a new home organizing book that I highly recommend. (affiliate link)

The Complete Guide to Home Organization

Let me just say that the book really is worth purchasing. While the free  printable is a nice checklist of tasks to do, the book provides pages and pages of tips, decorating ideas, entertaining ideas, and more. 

So, for this week's challenge I'm going to get my kitchen to be a functional space.  In Tony's book, she talks about creating zones—the food preparation zone, the food storage zone, and the cleaning zone.  By creating these zones, the kitchen works like a well-oiled machine.   

If you check out the video above, you'll see the problem areas of my kitchen and my initial ideas for reorganizing.  I've picked up some great organizing supplies from Marshall's and Tuesday Morning.  I'll link them for you from Amazon. (affiliate links)

Refrigerator Storage Bin (4x14)
Refrigerator Storage Bin (8x15)
Refrigerator/Freezer Bin (8.3x12.3)
Egg Holder

Here's the schedule I will be using for the areas that will be organized: 

Here's a link to the checklists for all 14 weeks of organizing your home.  This is the checklist for Week 1.  See how detailed it is?

Tune in next week where I will show you the "before and after," but if you want to see what my kitchen looks like now, click on the link to the YouTube video above.

I hope you'll come along for this 14-week journey!


  1. Great video Jennifer and this looks like a neat challenge. I've spent most of 2016 getting rid of stuff, now I'm boxing up what's left so we can also move. Loving your blog, just so fun here!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  2. Wow, absolutely fantastic blog. I am very glad to have such useful information.




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