With the assistance of my youngest daughter, my kitchen counters and cabinets are now greatly improved. The main change was in cookbooks, recipes and spices. At her suggestion, I moved my spices to a different cabinet (something I never thought of doing) and purchased some amazing racks from The Container Store. Next, I went through every cookbook I owned, and marked any recipes I truly thought I might make in the next year or so. I am still in the process of writing those recipes on cards for my recipe box. Yes, I'm still old school; I'd rather pull out a card than fre up the iPad when in the kitchen. I'm passing the cookbooks on to a friend ...reuse, recycle, etc.!
This was the spice cabinet ...it had a double-decker Lazy Susan in it, but spices were tucked everywhere behind it too. What a mess it was. This makes much more sense!
My cookbooks were on my kitchen counter, under this cabinet, taking up a huge corner area, always looking messy. Now they are in a nicely organized baking cabinet. My recipe box will fit in front of the cookbooks when I am finished.
And, I am extremely happy with my spice cabinet. As I use up some of the larger ones, I will replace them with smaller ones that will fit in the racks ...then maybe there will be space in here for my Crockpots!
All of this has reignited my desire to cook, and is the first step on my journy to a neater, more organized home!
In knitting news, I have started my Christmas knitting. Every year I tell myself I am not going to knit gifts for Christmas, but here I am, doing it again anyway. In my defense, I have two sweaters for grandchildren who will not fit into them for very long if I wait any longer to make them! Here is a picture of the first one, a Wrap-Collar Sweater that I'm making in a size 6-7 for my grandson. The wrap-collar will be in an oatmeal color of the same yarn.
Until next time ...happy organizing and happy knitting!