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.

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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).ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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.

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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.

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This assignment was fun and much needed.

Do you also get inspired by uncluttered spaces?

2 responses to “Kitchen Makeover

  1. It sure makes you take stock of the needless clutter we all seem to keep around. Here I thought I needed to add new cabinets to my kitchen when all I really had to do was streamline and clean the ones I had.

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