The first Zone I decided to tackle was the Kitchen. There were a couple reasons I picked the kitchen first...
1. It was driving me crazy
2. I needed to re-organize everything so the Beans could be more helpful
3. My pantry was too over-loaded because I've never stayed in one place so long
When we first moved in this house...Bitty Bean was only 6 months old. Jumping Bean was just past 2 and into everything. So, everything breakable was placed as high as possible.
Just 4 months later - Boy Bean was in the pod. So those dishes stayed high to keep me from bending over all the time.
But no longer.
|We DO have a couple more kid-friendly plates....but my dishwasher is running. :)|
Tupperware are in a bottom drawer - everyone can reach it there
Kid cups are in a bottom cupboard....the girls can reach everything themselves :)
|I need to hit up the store....we typically have 5 juice jugs stored down here|
Measuring cups. spoons, and all that jazz....obnoxiously organized together. This drawer just makes me happy. :)
My pantry wasn't horrid...but I didn't know what I had...and that was causing me to poorly meal plan and throw away food. Not cool.
Now, everything has a place. And I actually know where it is!!! I am extremely thankful for this kitchen - it is by far the biggest kitchen I've ever had as a wife. (The pantry cupboard is actually bigger than ALL of my storage space in our last house)
|Normally, there would be 5 cereal boxes in that breakfast shelf zone.|
Do I feel more in control? Not really.
But at least I'm no longer hunting late at night for treat that isn't there!