I'm stopping in to show you my latest organization project...the dining room cabinet!
teal cabinet for our dining room. We bought it for food storage, because our kitchen lacks a pantry. It's been working really hard for us for over two years!
But, we have added another family member since then, so the cabinet has become stuffed to the brim with each of our snacks and breakfast items. It was so full that every time you opened it, food came falling out of the cabinet. Ready to see how bad it was? #glassdoorsdontlie
I was constantly reorganizing it and the kids were constantly going behind me and pulling things out. It was a disaster!
I shopped our house for some baskets to corral all the food into. I came up with four baskets that have served many purposes over the years, starting out as baby toy storage for Little Man, to bookshelf organizers, to end table baskets, to closet storage. I was thrilled to find that they were the perfect size for the teal cabinet--and free!
I relocated the baking items to another place in the kitchen, then loaded up the baskets with our snacks and breakfast foods. Easy! Well, except for the part where I kept having to chase off Little Girlie who was constantly pointing and yelling "Eat! Ish!" (aka Goldfish). Ha!
I also picked up the sea glass vase and utensil caddy at Home Goods yesterday. The plates, straws, and napkins were all taking up valuable space in the kitchen cabinets, so the caddy really helped make some room while keeping the items accessible. And cute. Because it needs to be cute, right?! The vase totally had me at hello. Combine sea glass and rope and I'm sold, every time! ;)
I love how the baskets, the wooden caddy handle, and the rope all play off of each other!
Doesn't it look SO much better?! I love it!
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