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Kitchen Cupboard Group – My Massive C.O.P. Venture In My Kitchen Is Completed!


About 4 weeks in the past, I confirmed y’all of the state of my again wall of cupboards in our kitchen. These cupboards had no group to them in anyway. I had deliberate to present myself two weeks to get these cupboards organized, however then I got here down with a chilly and didn’t really feel properly for just a few days, in order that bought me off schedule. However the cupboards at the moment are completed! I do know what every cupboard holds, and I can discover issues simply. No extra rummaging by means of cupboards to seek out that one specific factor I’m in search of.

Right here’s a fast view of my newly organized kitchen cupboards on the again wall of the kitchen…

Since so most of the cabinets have been lacking (I defined why right here), I made a decision to go forward and make all new cabinets, even changing the few cabinets that I nonetheless had. I used 3/4-inch birch plywood and minimize them to dimension to suit into the cupboards, after which examined to make sure they match.

After which I completed off the entrance edge of every shelf with iron-on birch edge banding. You possibly can see the massive distinction that makes on the cabinets within the picture beneath the place the highest shelf has edge banding, and the underside two don’t…

I ended up solely utilizing two cabinets in that cupboard, however right here they each are with the sting banding…

Doesn’t that look good? And it’s very fast and straightforward! I discovered the three/4-inch birch edge banding at Lowe’s (I feel that they had oak and birch in inventory), and also you simply iron it on along with your common iron on the “cotton” setting. It’s quite simple! And you’ll trim it with scissors.

So let me present you in additional element my newly organized cupboards.

This cupboards on the underside left began out like this…

The left cupboard had been used to carry all of my plastic storage containers, however they have been all so previous and stained that I not too long ago removed them. So this cupboard was empty. The subsequent one was lacking a shelf and simply had stuff piled on the backside.

Now the left cupboard is particularly for Felicity’s meals — dry meals on the highest shelf, moist meals on the underside shelf. And I additionally hold the tiny meals processor in right here that I take advantage of to puree her moist meals. If I don’t puree her moist meals, she simply licks the liquid out of the bowl and leaves behind the shreds of hen/fish/turkey. So I’ve to puree it every time in order that she’ll eat all of it. 😀

And the following cupboard is now Cooper’s cupboard the place I hold a few of his treats, his probiotic chews, and Dinovite, which I add to his meals every day. Most of what Cooper eats is saved within the fridge, so he doesn’t want as a lot cupboard house as Felicity.

The subsequent cupboard used to appear like this…

And now it’s used to retailer our plastic tumblers (no glass glasses in our home as a result of they get damaged too simply), and the few steel tumblers that we’ve got (minus the 2 that we use just about all day day by day).

The subsequent cupboard over is the place we retailer the dishes, however I had two wire cabinets in right here, and there was a mishap the place one of many wire cabinets (which barely match on the shelf anyway) moved ahead only a tad as I used to be getting a plate, and the entire shelf fell and plenty of the dishes wound up in a pile of damaged items on the ground.

So I removed these wire cabinets and changed them with new plywood cabinets, and my dishes have a house once more. I nonetheless haven’t changed those that have been damaged. I used to be left with one pasta bowl, one cereal bowl, and fairly just a few chipped dinner and salad plates. Now that I’ve sturdy cabinets, I can exchange those that have been damaged and broken.

And to complete up the underside cupboards, right here’s what the 2 backside proper regarded like earlier than…

Within the left cupboard, I saved the hand mixer, the 2 mini waffle makers, and the bigger waffle maker, which at the moment are organized on the 2 new cabinets.

The fitting cupboard didn’t change a lot. It nonetheless holds my ice cream maker and meals processor, however it did get a brand new shelf.

And now for the higher cupboards. The 2 cupboards on the far proper have been a giant jumbled mess. Each have been lacking cabinets, and each have been victims of my “open and toss” technique of storage.

I emptied these out fully, added new cabinets, and now the cupboard on the far left holds our protein powders, electrolyte mixes, and so on.

The one subsequent to it holds our empty gel caps and gel cap maker (i.e., the device you employ to fill empty gel caps with no matter you need in them). And the underside shelf holds a basket (I purchased two units of those little baskets which can be the proper dimension for my slender cupboards) that holds nutritional vitamins and dietary supplements which can be particularly mine.

The subsequent cupboards over was once a mishmash of human dietary supplements, canine probiotics, canine ear drops, Keto Mojo testing stuff (It assessments ketones and blood sugar), and different random gadgets.

Now these cupboards maintain a basket of plastic utensils (prime left), a soup tureen (which might go within the pantry if I ever must retailer one thing extra helpful on that shelf), my mortar and pestle on the underside left, and a basket that now holds the Keto Mojo and all the related testing strips and lancets.

The subsequent cupboard over was one other jumbled mess of nutritional vitamins and dietary supplements. (As I stated earlier than, Matt will get somewhat overly zealous with the buying of nutritional vitamins and dietary supplements, so we find yourself with fairly a stockpile. 😀 )

These two cupboards now appear like this — espresso cups on the highest left, a basket stuffed with some “overstock” nutritional vitamins and dietary supplements on the highest proper, Matt’s each day nutritional vitamins and dietary supplements in a basket on the underside left, and my little electrical espresso maker on the underside proper.

And at last, the final two higher cupboards on the far proper used to appear like this…

It was one more jumbled mess of coffees, teas, sweeteners, and plastic utensils.

Now the cupboard on the precise holds my espresso grinder and French press on the highest shelf, and a basket with my coffees on the underside. Come to think about it, I ought to in all probability change the gadgets on this prime shelf with the electrical espresso maker within the cupboard to the left as a result of 7 occasions out of 10 after I drink espresso, I take advantage of a French press as a substitute of an electrical espresso maker.

I ought to in all probability change the gadgets on this prime shelf with the electrical espresso maker within the cupboard to the left as a result of 7 occasions out of 10 after I drink espresso, I take advantage of a French press as a substitute of an electrical espresso maker. In order that French press must be on a decrease shelf the place I can attain it simpler.

After which the cupboard on the far proper now holds my stevia packets within the basket, stevia liquid and Candy N Low on the underside shelf (and sure, I take advantage of all three 😀 ), after which my tea on the highest shelf.

So it took me two weeks longer than I had deliberate, however it lastly bought executed! And now that that is executed, and with the skillet storage that I confirmed you yesterday, that simply leaves me with two cupboards (the 2 higher cupboards on both facet of the range) that would use some group (and cleansing, and purging), and that may go away me with a 100% organized kitchen.

I do know a few of you’re in all probability asking, “However what concerning the meals that you just took out of the cupboard. The place did that go?”

Properly, don’t neglect that we’ve got a whole financial institution of cupboards on the opposite facet of the peninsula…

That’s the place we retailer meals gadgets like gadgets for baking (flours, sugar, and so on.), canned good, broths, and so on. These cupboards on the again wall of the kitchen have been by no means meant to retailer pantry gadgets, however throughout that time period when Matt and I turned our breakfast room right into a bed room whereas the precise bed room was being reworked, I bought into the behavior of placing canned meals into that one cupboard on the again wall of cupboards, in addition to one giant drawer within the walk-in pantry, in order that I might entry them simply. After which I simply by no means broke the behavior after the bed room was prepared for us to maneuver into it. However now that I’ve precise group techniques in place in that again wall of cupboards, I’m going again the unique plan of utilizing the peninsula cupboards as our meals pantry.

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