Do As I Say…

… not as I do…

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Help!!

After an exciting week meeting with two clients, I found myself wandering around my house, aimlessly.  One of my clients is building a new house so we are working together to ensure her new kitchen is beautiful and functional.

Really think through the cabinet design/ layout for storage and placement.  Does everything you actually use have a place?  When you have a blank canvas, you can really make it work for you.  We made some great headway.

Then I returned home to my kitchen (sad face).  I started to feel sorry for myself because I have more cabinets than I care to admit jammed full of crap!

When I read this post from one of my favorite bloggers, it reminded me to follow my own advice!  EDIT your stuff!

So I started with the cabinet under the island.  Pots, pans and lids everywhere!  I think even the dogs were fearful every time we opened a door because something loud could fall out.  I had my brown paper bags ready to get rid of any extraneous pieces.  Three bags later, only my prime pots and pans with matching lids remain.  And it only took about 15 minutes.  They are stacked neatly- and here is the key- They will be put back in the exact same spot after use!

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not magazine-worthy but so much better 🙂

Then it was on to one of the two foyer closets.  I even found some things I’ve been looking for!

 

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I am hoping to tackle some more cabinets, closets, and bookshelves… 15 minutes at a time.

PS It really helps me to put on some good music first.