Before we moved into this teensy tiny townhouse with not even the hint of a pantry my kitchen was organised, at least I thought so at the time.
I lined up everything in my pantry like fairground ducks. It was so big; it was so glorious. Shit, it was hard to keep clean. It was a full scale, close-order, military manoeuvre to clean that thing. It was hard to keep tidy too. Leave a gap and someone filled it with something that didn’t belong. Gaps in my ducks filled my nightmares.
I had other cupboards too. Full cupboards. Full of platters we might need some day. Appliances for every conceivable kitchen-related task: the mixer I kept because it was the first appliance I bought at the second-hand shop when I moved out of home 35 years ago, and they don’t make them like that anymore. Unusable now on account of the smoke that billows out of it every time it is switched on. The pasta maker that we didn’t use because we don’t eat grains, the gas burner for making the sugar crust on a Brulee which we didn’t use because we don’t eat sugar.
The day we cleaned out that kitchen of everything that could be sold or given away there was not much left enough though to give me anxiety attacks about how we were going to fit it all into the new place. We left ourselves with a couple of necessary appliances, a few platters, the food and the plates to eat the food off.
Organisation is my bag. I love decluttering and being organised I had to be more than organised I had to be thoughtfully ingenious. This would be no easy task.
Organisation is important, it allows you to breathe and clears negative energy. Reducing anxiety and stress.
Have a look at the fabulous ideas for kitchen organisation as well as other areas of the house here
How do you stay organised in your kitchen? Do you have a tip you can pass on?