Another One Bites the Dust

…And fortunately this time I am NOT talking about my computer.  I apologize for the few days of absence… I had to get a new computer and someone way more tech savvy than myself had to recover all of my files off of my old computer.  So almost a week later I am starting to get my technology house back in order.  I’ll write a post a little later on covering all of the things I learned about backing things up.  But for your pleasure, here is one of the posts I had planned on writing for last week before my computer decided to hijack my schedule.

I have been on a mission to clear out the junk in my house, one cabinet, drawer, closet at a time.  If you want to see some of what I’ve done so far, check out here, here and here.

Last weekend I got on a roll and decided to eradicate the last few areas of my kitchen cabinets of their junk. After my previous organization sprees, the only truly bad cabinet/drawer in my kitchen were in the space I use as a command center-ish.  Since the hubs and I don’t have any kids yet the paper clutter is only mildly apocalyptic, since we both try valiantly to recycle any junk mail as soon as it comes in the house.  But this is the area we dump pretty much everything as it comes in: mail, my purse, things to return, etc.  I like that it is a fairly tiny countertop, so it restricts what all we can just dump into the space (i.e.  if I switch purses, there isn’t much space to leave a second purse, forcing me to go put it in the closet where it belongs).  I also love that this space is hidden from view when you first walk in the door, which makes it feel like the kitchen is cleaner than it really is… a perfect solution for the lazy cleaners.

But the cabinet beneath it… OUT OF CONTROL.  This is the area that broadly we stuck anything that didn’t fit in the junk drawer (just above it… I’ll show you that tomorrow) and Lexie’s large collection of doggie gear.   junkcabinet5

Check out that pretty sight! EEK. As I mentioned with the tupperware cabinet we have awesomely deep cabinets.  GREAT for keeping lots of stuff, TERRIBLE for keeping lots of stuff easily accessible.  So I decided this cabinet needed some awesome rolling drawers from The Container Store as well.  So I bought 2- 11″ rollout drawers during their spring sale.

They are pretty simple to install (if you want more details on that part, see the tupperware post) and took about 15 minutes. The hardest part of this whole thing was cleaning out my cabinet, it always gets worse before it gets better:



A lot of the things in this cabinet were trash or actually belong other places, but after sorting that stuff out I snagged a few organizing boxes from Target and put all the dog stuff on the bottom shelf

junkcabinet7 All her little accessories fit nicely in the little box, with a spot for her bones right behind them and her shampoos and her own thing of peanut butter (something grosses me out about giving Lex food out of our pantry even though we never double dip the spoon).

The top shelf is more of a hodge podge of emergency supplies, batteries, and my running belt.



And with that, I am one step closer to knocking off another item on my 30 Before 30 List. And obviously from the weird coloring on these photos, I’m still working on the ‘getting better at my DSLR’ item… I’m working on the whole white balance thing.




  1. Emily Webster says:

    I am so proud of you.

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