Friday, August 21, 2009

Operation Organization Week Four!

If you are interested in Operation Organization visit Melinda's blog Coming Clean: Confessions of an Imperfect Parent.

This week has flown by! I found myself scrambling today to complete my week 3 goal. If you missed it last Friday, my goal was to tame my spice cabinet and utensil drawers in the kitchen.

So without further adieu, here are the before pics again -





And the afters -

I have filled up my spice rack. I changed the bottles to reflect the spices I use most frequently! I love my Dymo labeler!


I also have separate baskets for Italian, Chinese, and Mexican spices. I have a basket for sprinkles and extracts, etc. I purchased baskets at Target and Dollar General and spent a total of $14.


I plan to used my labeler to label the baskets too, but I haven't had a chance today.

The utensil drawers still seem a little cluttered to me, although they are better. I washed them out and pitched pacifiers that haven't been used since last summer! (Among other things!)




So, what's next weeks goal you ask? How can I find anything else that needs organizing? I've already done the linen/art closet, tamed the shoe mess, and now the spices and utensils. What could be left you ask? I am warning you that this isn't pretty and these images may be disturbing.... My "pantry" cabinets need some work! Here is the before -



Come back next Friday to see my progress!


Big Mama Cass said...

I am on my 2nd Dymo label maker because my other one died after too much use. I label EVERYTHING. Not sure why mu hubby calls me OCD. *shrug*

Tracey said...

Can't believe you are still doing it! Amazing! XXX

Christa said...

It looks great, keep up the good work!

Amber said...

Looks great! I'm sure it will make it that much more satisfying to do the cooking having a nice organized space to work.

Melinda said...

Great job!!! I need to do that to my drawers. I did reorganize my spices and kitchen cabinets (some of them) over the summer. Organizing feels so good once we actually make ourselves do it, doesn't it?? ;0)

I need to get one of those label makers ... my friend has one and it makes her pantry look so organized. Can you just get them at Walmart?

Lil' Ms. P said...

Real Simple ( has some great ideas for organizing the kitchen. I am sure there are pantry ideas. Good luck.

dawn said...

I love me a label maker. It can become an careful.

Great job!

auntie q said...

Awesome! You are doing wonderful. Loved the shoes post! :)

Raisingarrows said...

Great job! (I had to laugh at all the peanut butter!) I wish I'd gotten in on this, but I'll have to go over and check it out anyway. One step at a time. Enjoyed your blog! :)

Donna's Days said...

Great job! I have too much fun with my label maker.

Keep up the good work.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Wow!! The transformation is amazing! Wanna come do mine??

Christian Mommy Writer said...

Looking good! Now I'm feeling guilty for my utensils drawer looking crazy! Let me go clean it up! :-)

mara said...

Wow - it looks great! (and I'm glad to learn that I'm not the only one who loves their label maker!!) :)