Kitchen Makeover

I don’t know about you but I can easily get inspired by beautiful and organized spaces. Long before Pinterest became popular, I had several folders full of pictures of uncluttered kitchens, closets and over a dozen printed DIY projects.

Real Simple Organization

Photo Credit: Real Simple

Over the last year, I’ve spent a few hours here and there working on projects around the house. However, with a full-time job, kids in school, marathon training and recently cooking school, I had little time left to tackle any major organizational tasks, especially in the kitchen. It’s kept clean but not as organized as I would like it to.

This was all about to change a week and a half ago when we were asked in school to reset our kitchen. Our assignment was to take two photographs showing two separate spaces in our kitchen ( the refrigerator and pantry) that were cleaned and reorganized.

For the first task, I emptied the refrigerator, cleaned every single shelf and discarded non-fresh produce (mainly herbs).  I invested in several food storage glass containers for my fruits, vegetables and sauces. I also made a fresh batch of almond and cashew milk to get the fridge picture ready 🙂


For the second task, I made a list of my essentials and headed to the local whole foods store. I purchased inexpensive 16 oz glass containers ($3/ea) and ordered chalk stickers online for labeling.


Resetting the pantry took longer than cleaning and organizing my refrigerator. I had many bags of nuts (cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts and hazelnut), flours (coconut, garbanzo, and almond) and quinoa pasta laying around.


This assignment was fun and much needed.

Do you also get inspired by uncluttered spaces?