We are finally getting out of that newborn coma zombie-like state and back to acting like semi-functional human beings, so the hubby and I decided that during naptime we would rearrange the kitchen! Things took a turn for the worst when we got home from the hospital and had to use bottles to feed our little princess. (You can read all about my breastfeeding journey here). We were using a small cabinet to hold all of the baby stuff like plates, cups, bottles, etc. But when we needed an excessive amount of bottles, space in that cabinet got cramped really quickly. Then there was the whole Tupperware cabinet that was just not being utilized really well.
Being the super efficient couple that we are, we divided and concurred the kitchen space. I took all of the cabinets and Ben got to clean up all of the cooking “tools”. I started by emptying out most of the cabinets and laid all of the contents on our kitchen floor. This is the only way I can truly evaluate what we have and where it should go. Then I grouped like items together such as all of the kids stuff (plates, cups, etc.), all serving platters and bowls, baking items, Tupperware, etc.
Then comes the tricky part…finding appropriate spaces for everything to go (or as I like to call it, their home). I really try to think about how we use our kitchen and what cabinets are near the space where we use that item. For example, when we clean up from cooking, all of the food that needs to be stored is on or near the stove. Therefore, putting the Tupperware near the stove makes the most sense as it makes it easy to grab a container to store the food instead of being placed across the kitchen. Now I know our kitchen isn’t that big but when you can shave valuable seconds off clean up time, it’s a win for everyone!
After a week of using the newly organized kitchen, we have found it way more functional for our needs then how we originally organized it!