Reclaiming the chaos that was the kitchen

Oiy!

It’s Monday y’all. The air’s a little crisper than usual. Kind of made me want spend my morning coloring, sipping coffee and enjoying some Fixer Upper reruns.

But, alas! Something absolutely HAD to be done about the kitchen cabinets and since the dog seemed content to lay around in the sunlight streaming through the windows, I was elected. I figured the sooner I got to it, and a few other things checked off the day’s list, the sooner I could pull out the coloring book and relive my childhood.

Remember the two corner base cabinets in the kitchen with the Lazy Susans? Yeah, those two kind of started the whole itch to tackle the chaos. Well those AND pretty much all the others too. Those corner cabinets are great because they hold a lot of stuff, until that stuff is disheveled. Then I can fling them open and go into crazy-Mama-mode in about 7 seconds flat.

the open and toss technique leads to this..
there may be enough spilled grounds for an entire pot of coffee
there may be enough spilled grounds for an entire pot of coffee
So, being that it’s Monday and I always prefer to get the not so fun tasks out of the way as early as possible, I started on those corner cabinets. Then I figured I should go ahead and do the upper food cabinets too. And why get all the cabinets done and leave the drawers undone, when just a few more minutes would mean the entire kitchen was clean?
ahh, lunch and storage containers where they belong
ahh, lunch and storage containers where they belong
now the coffee is where it belongs
now the coffee is where it belongs

The pictures don’t really do justice to the transformation, but the girls definitely noticed when they got home. I even found some extra containers to organize cups and freshened up the labels and everything. And turntables! They make deep cabinets so much more manageable.

And there you have it. My Monday in a nutshell. Redeeming the kitchen. I didn’t quite get the coloring time I wanted, but there’s still some time tonight and it will be a little reward for tackling the big icky project for the week.

It may not seem like a big deal, but for me – removing clutter frees up brain space to enjoy the moments more fully.

removing clutter frees up brain space - it's true
removing clutter frees up brain space – it’s true
I don’t know about y’all, but I need all the free space available in my brain these days! Who doesn’t, right?

 

About Beth Moore

A Christ-follower, wife, mom to 4, lifestyle blogger, seamstress and seeker of daily glimpses of God's grace and redemption.

Leave a Reply