26 April 2011

Spring Cleaning: Kitchen Purge

I've recently discovered a blog that is right up my alley - it's called I Heart Organizing! From what I've gathered she posts a new project to work on each month and shows you how to follow along with her. April is all about "Project Purge" - something I seem to constantly be doing anyway, so I thought I'd follow along at my own pace. First up - the kitchen! I've needed to clean out the drawers and cabinets ever since our kitchen renovation (there was lots of dust & debris still hanging out). 

Of course, my little helper was around to "help", which usually translated to playing with my purged kitchen items. He was so helpful - ha!
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Before I go on to show my pictures, it's important to note that I use my kitchen a LOT! I cook everyday, usually 3 meals/day since Little Man & I are home during the day. So, I do have quite a bit of kitchen gadgets, utensils, etc and the important thing is I use almost all of them on a daily-weekly basis. I also do a fair of amount of canning/freezing in the summer, so I have an entirely different set of gadget needs for those projects. Basically, don't be surprised if I still have a lot in my cabinets.

So here are a few of my before & afters...

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And here are just some after collages (didn't want to bore you too much with so many pictures)...

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Here is the pile of purged objects...some will be donated to Goodwill, others will be stored (like the knife block) until I'm really ready to part with it.
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Due to time constraints, I skipped my spice cabinet & pantry. So, I will probably have even more to add to the pile! And now I'm feeling a bit guilty over the excess...




I'm also linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick's Before & After Party!

3 comments:

  1. I love Jen's blog. She's so great and I just love her projects.

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  2. I am a new follower to your blog! :) Love it! Erin

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  3. I am all over your organization post I am a new follower stop by and visit me & follow if you so desire.

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