So here's my "before's" and yeah wow it's a mess.
|Cabinet 1 Laundry|
|Cabinet 2 Cookbooks, Spices, Missing Mixing Bowls but that's where I always put them. And some food has made it's way into here.|
|Cabinet 3 only two shelves for food, much wasted space and I can't reach or see top shelf.|
|Cabinets 6 under stove and 7 under cooktop. 6 contains baking sheets, muffin tins, pie plates, and a big container of art supplies. The drawer right under the stove is household stuff or the junk drawer. Under the stove top is the cookware.|
|My main prep area with canisters, Cabinet section 8, top drawer measuring stuff, cooking utensils.|
|Cabinets 10 and 11. Undersink area is 10 and really should have less of that stuff in it. Since it can get wet. Top Drawer of 11 is flatware and under is pretty much empty because microwave cart blocks it from easy access.|
|Microwave cart that one leg now shorter so wobbles. Broken food processor underneath and onions that are growing. wastecan next to it.|
|See how gross the shelves were! Yuck!|
|All the food out!|
AFTERAFTER cleaning, rearranging, labeling and scrubbing the floor on my hands and knees the big reveal:
Next the cooking utensil draw always a disaster!
|Could use more dividers, but trying to do this without spending any money so I repurpose boxes and such|
|Cutoff solo cup|
|Top drawer in Cabinet 8 for cooking and measuring utensils|
|Below the utensils two more drawers of prep stuff. Top bowls and liquid measuring cups, sifter. Below that cutting boards on top of cookie sheets and loaf, pizza and muffin pans.|
Top Drawer cabinet 9 towels, sponges, hand soap and cream.
See I bought sponges today because I couldn't find any but turns out we had like 9 sponges. They just weren't where I would put them. We also had 3 cornstarches, 3 boxes of angel hair, 2 gingers, but an empty box of tinfoil and empty box of saran wrap. Why save the empties? I have no idea. But it was the realizaation that we probably often buy things we don't need just because we can't find them that made me decided to reorganize and label it all.
I won't bother to show you under the sink but now it's basically empty except cleaners. That way no harm if things get wet.
|Last cabinet 11 Even scrubbed clean, labeled and filled flatware tray. I re-washed all the silverware too.|
|Last cabinet, tupperware type stuff top shelf and broken food processor bottom shelf. Pat wanted to look at it before I threw it out. But there's no way to fix it since plastic parts broke off. It was hard to use and small capacity so I don't consider it worth ordering replacement parts. So if he doesn't look at it in next couple months I'll pitch it. Like I did a bunch of things I found in cabinets broken years ago.|
|Cleaned off cart and microwave.|
|Scrubbed floor on hands and knees|
|Scrubbed garbage can and side of frig as well|
|Now that's how you break in a labeler!!!! Worked very well. 5 stars!|