Make your life easier with our top kitchen organization finds. We’re sharing our favorites from cabinets, spices, under the sink, and more!
What a week!
Anne is almost finished with her hallway project, but it’s been so much more work than either of us had anticipated.
We both have a way of underestimating how long things are going to take…
Or maybe we overestimate how quickly we’ll be able to finish them?
We’ve heard that means we’re optimists!
Anne is gonna need to dig deep to find some optimism about what happened with the project on Monday…
After an entire weekend of filling holes, caulking, caulking, and more caulking, it was time to install the new lanterns.
The area around the old lights needed some touch-up paint, and so did the border around the ceiling to cover any caulk lines.
No problem, she pulled out the White Dove ceiling paint.
Did all the touch-ups.
And two hours later, when the paint was basically dry, she noticed that the paint color was a tiny bit different.
So she needs to repaint the entire ceiling.
AnnMarie has been taking notes so she hopefully won’t have any of the challenges Anne’s encountered when she starts her project this month.
Wait until you see her project!
We’ll be working on her project together again, so be sure to watch all the fun unfold on our Facebook and Instagram stories.
On Tuesday we were interviewed on The Best of LKN podcast, a local podcast that features entrepreneurs around the Lake Norman area.
It was such a fun experience!
And a little humbling.
Sometimes we feel like we need to pinch ourselves as we watch our little blog grow.
Thanks to you!
We can’t wait to share the link with you when our episode goes live.
Afterward, we took a trip to our local antique mall and found some gorgeous pieces that we’ll be sharing with you next week.
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What’s New on the Blog This Week
Of course, we shared some fun posts on the blog this week too!
A year ago Anne shared her plan to update her kitchen.
She wanted to make it look light and bright and a little more modern.
The catch: she didn’t want to paint her cherry cabinets.
There were lots of delays along the way, plus real life.
Here at Simply2Moms we might not be the fastest DIY bloggers, but we don’t let that stop us!
Go take a look at Anne’s kitchen so far.
We both like adding some fun decorating for Halloween, but we don’t want to spend a lot of money to do it.
The Dollar Store (or Dollar General, or Dollar Tree) are all great places to find some inexpensive pieces to get spooky.
Halloween might still be over 6 weeks away, but the good stuff sells out fast!
Anne shared her favorite inexpensive Halloween items to get and how to style them.
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Friday Favorites: Anne’s Kitchen Organization Finds
I’m so excited to share some of my favorite finds for organizing my kitchen!
When the new counters were installed I got to empty out all the drawers and cabinets.
It was a lot of work, but it was also a great opportunity to do some purging and reorganizing!
One of these days I need to share some of the big changes I made to how things are put away.
During the process, I bought a few things to help my kitchen be more functional.
I’ve always admired spice drawers with matching bottles where everything was easy to find.
I buy a lot of my spices in bulk and they didn’t fit in my drawers, so I had them spread out in different places in the kitchen.
I finally bit the bullet and got two sets of these Spice Drawer Organizers.
They include labels for hundreds of spices.
I transferred all of my spices, including the bulk ones, into these jars.
I’ve put my favorite seven in the front row, and the rest are organized alphabetically between two drawers.
It’s so nice to be able to easily find all of my spices!
I take a little time every couple of months to refill any jars that are running low.
When we got the new sink, I didn’t want to have my sponge sitting out on the counter.
This OXO Suction Sinkware Organizer is the perfect way to keep my sponges handy while giving them a place to drain.
I’m super impressed by how well it stays attached!
Every month or so I detach it and run it through the dishwasher to keep it sanitized.
Okay, this isn’t really an organizing item, but I absolutely love it!
This Microwave Splatter Guard Steaming Lid has a handle that stays cool to the touch.
The silicone sides have vents that help food cook more evenly.
It’s dishwasher safe and has really helped the microwave to stay clean.
I keep the oils, bottles of vinegar, and dressings that I use most often while cooking right next to the stove.
These Clear Lazy Susan Organizers help me to easily find and reach the ones I need.
Things don’t get lost in the back anymore!
And since I’m 5’1″ (and a half…), I love that I can reach everything on the second shelf without needing to pull over a stepstool.
I use these 10-oz Mason Jars to mix up custom seasoning blends and keep those in the lazy Susans too.
If you use larger bottles, you may want to use a sturdier lazy Susan like this one.
I have all our hot drink necessities in one cabinet right above the coffee maker.
Most days I prefer tea to coffee.
And I love all kinds of herbal teas throughout the day.
I love that I can corral all my tea bags and keep them organized in these Tea Bag Divided Storage Boxes.
One box holds the tea bags that I use for hot tea, the other is where I keep the flavors I drink cold.
The other side of the cabinet holds mugs for hot beverages.
I use these Shelf Divider Racks in several cabinets to maximize storage.
The bottom shelf needs to be tall to hold the collagen on one side of the cabinet.
The shelf rack lets me fit two rows of mugs instead of having wasted space.
The Clear Organizer Bins on the upper shelves let me easily see their contents.
I love how easy it is to pull out the whole container.
No more losing things at the back of the shelf.
No need to pull over a chair to reach everything.
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