We have a pretty small kitchen, and I REALLY find it difficult to keep it looking neat and clean. The #1 reason for it is we just have too much stuff in our kitchen, so things end up being stored on the countertops. Which makes the kitchen automatically look and feel cluttered and disorganized.
So, this past weekend I decided to tackle the kitchen! I got rid of things we never ever use, and stored things we rarely use. I moved things around to get the most out of our cupboard space and tried to cut the countertop storage down to a bare minimum!
As you can see there was a LOT of junk! 4 bags of garbage and 2 medium sized boxes in the storage later, and this is how it looks. And any appliances that aren’t used every day found new homes in the cupboards!
One of the things I have added this year is a set 50 Euro per month that is specifically budgeted for making our apartment work for us instead of the other way around!
The most important thing for us is to make sure we utilize ANY and ALL space to the max, so that we don’t end up feeling cluttered.
I also went through and cleaned the fridge out, which is on my list of least favorite jobs so it doesn’t happen as often as it should. But, I felt so much better after I completed the project!! And in order for me not to have to mess it up again right away, I treated myself and the kids (hubby was away on a work trip) to pizza delivery!
So there you have it, next up…wait and see!