I am joining many of you out there that are cleaning out drawers, closets, and rooms for the start of the new year. I have a list and am working on checking drawers, closets, and rooms off as I get a chance.
The kitchen was first!
This is what the kitchen looked like after the holidays. (and beware, I cleaned up NOTHING before these pictures!)
grimy/food spattered white cabinets…
a hodpodge of décor that has been there way too long.
(and yes, I THINK, there is a fridge under all that stuff!)
So I cleaned out a few drawers and cabinets, took everything off the front and top of the fridge and determined to put very few things (if anything!) back. I also did a major cleaning of the cabinet doors and can’t believe how clean they look now!
And I had fun shopping the house (and my décor stash) for some new things to display in the kitchen!
Here’s the after!
I found a fridge under all that stuff. And I think this looks so much better. :)
I cleaned off the top of the fridge and found some simple accessories (not piles of paper products!) to put back on top. I love how neutral and simple this looks!
I will share next week how I did the “There’s no place like home platter.”
I rearranged a few things on the counters and took a few things off the counters. I wish I could take more things off my counters, but I don’t have room to store them elsewhere and I do use the things I have out frequently.
(Don’t ask about the cabinet doors. That is what happens when you buy a HUD house that is missing a cabinet door and you can’t find the same cabinet door ANYWHERE!)
The kitchen is actually on the “House goals list” for a major re-do in the spring – painted cabinets, new hardware for the cabinets, painted countertops?, and a new tile backsplash is what I am hoping! :)
I actually really like the little vignette I created behind the sink. (And I got one of those items while thrifting this past weekend – post coming!) This has always been a hard area to decorate, but I am liking this arrangement!
I am loving it! And I have a bin full of stuff to donate. :)
And another benefit, having the kitchen clean and reorganized motivates me to KEEP IT clean! No accumulation of random STUFF on the counters, sink empty and clean, etc. Ever since I finished this project, there might be piles of paper on the coffee table, but the kitchen is spotless! :) That is my goal for the rest of the house!
So what have you been cleaning and organizing?
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