Here are a few pictures to showoff my work.....
Clean and organized fridge =) My plan was to group items, especially in the door. Dressings, condiments and sauces all have their special place. I added handled baskets, found at Big Lots for $2 each, to group smaller items and keep them contained and easily accessible.
My bottom drawer was always a mess! I was constantly buying cheese because I never knew what I had in my fridge. I found these great smaller baskets at the Dollar store. The long rectangular came 2 to a package and the square were 3 to a package. So for $2 I now have control over the "junk" drawer of the fridge =)
My cabinets are actually still a work in progress. I did remove all the items and wipe down surfaces, I'm now just trying to find the best place for everything. Although I did remove a lot of items that I no longer needed, I still feel like I need to remove more, or come up with a better storage solution. So this week I will be out to find some organization racks/containers, especially for my serving platters and pots/pans.
My Cup cabinet came out great, and it really has made life a lot easier. It use to be any time my daughter would want a drink I'd open the cabinet and an avalanche of cups, lids and straws would come tumbling out. LOL. Again, using the 3 for $1 baskets I found at the dollar store, I was able to get control of the lids and another rectangle basket for straws.
When we first moved into our home, about 2 years ago, it was difficult to figure what items should go in what cabinet. Over the years I always felt my items weren't in the most efficient places, but didn't have to time to move items around. While doing my 4 week challenge I took the time to think how my kitchen could run more efficient. So, I took the time to relocate a lot of items. I had two cabinets on each side of my oven/stove that contained cooking and baking supplies, but also a lot of items that were not related, like flower vases and kids lunch boxes.
I now have ONE cabinet dedicated to cooking supplies. I moved some shelves to fit everything perfect. My favorite part is my cook books are neat and easily accessible. I had forgotten all about my cookbooks because they were shoved high up on a shelf that I couldn't even reach. I look forward to using them again!!