Friday, March 15, 2013

kitchen cabinet re-org ... ♥ part two

i hope my last post inspired you to crack away at problem areas in your home! :)
so on to the bottom half of the kitchen/office are

for starters this was the junk drawer
'cept we had two other drawers just like it elsewhere 

it was a catch-all for random stuff

this is the cabinet below the junk drawer
i had the intention of making this whole area an "arts & crafts" station
then my craft room came along and that idea was toast :)
so it just became the cabinets with the "stuff" in it

so here's the after ... all cleaned up
with some help from my little friend Mr. Target
and a whole lotta indecisiveness
(like a ton of indecisiveness)

so first things first
i lined the drawers & pull-outs with wrapping paper
just like i did with the spice jar drawer 

unlike in my spice drawer, where everything kinda just sits there,
i tacked these papers down with a little double sided adhesive
since we would be sliding bins and things in & out

some of the little things that helped organize these areas were inexpensive, simple solutions.
dipping dishes found in the kitchen section were the perfect size for herding small things together ... and the metal rimmed tags keep all sorts of items from getting mixed up

take a closer look
the dishes hold spare or random keys
USB drives & memory cards
small size batteries & whatever else :)
using small pieces of washi tape, i labeled the cords
so now we know what's what, and it's in plain sight
no more searching for cords when we're in a hurry :)

the cupboard below now stores my silhouette & all of our camera paraphernalia
(which really is more than i thought we had)

when i need to use the silhouette, just pull it out and plug it in
the bin next to it holds the postage scale i use for the shop
(multiple times a week ... so having it handy, but out of sight is perfect)
extra ink cartridges for the printer, cords, and screen wipes
(cause our screens are always nasty & dusty)
(aren't yours?)

ok, so this is kind of my favorite part
i mean i just love how this whole section of the kitchen turned out
but having a place to keep all of our camera equipment
just seems like the bomb diggedy :)
the lenses, the cords, the manuals, the batteries...
these's so much of it
to not have to go here and there to find everything is just wonderful ♥

i used glue dots to affix the chalkboards on this bin 
(and to the bin next to the silhouette)

top, clockwise: the old point & shoot, lenses & flash, dslr (and it's cute camera strap)
my older daughter's camera, battery charger & extra cords 
(that the hubby told me "yes, we have to keep those")
and an expandable file for all the manuals, warranties, and other paper stuffs that go with these machines

see?? isn't it fun??
i'm just super happy with how this came together :)

what? the cute camera strap? 
oh, you like it huh?
me too ♥
my sweet gal pal Andrea over at Knitty Bitties made it for me
she's the bomb diggedy too :)
you can check out her blog here 

and check out her etsy shop and the other cuteness she's got goin' on in there :)

ok got sidetracked a little...
back to the big before & after
here it is :)

wow ... that was fun ... way alot of work ... but fun
one more post and the whole office area will be done
then on to meal plans, coupon & household binders 
and another junk drawer :)
are ya with me?? 

much love ♥
sweet parties here ♥


  1. *drool* Now that is some SERIOUS organizational eye candy! Pinning this for inspiration later. :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Woooooo! I'm impressed : )
    And I loooove knitty Bitties as well!!

  3. Nice! This really inspired me to want to ...find, and... organize all of my camera gear. All of my lenses, battery chargers, and other cameras are at literal opposite ends of the house from each other. Sad, and admittedly very inconvenient!

    1. do it! you'll love having them all in one place!! it's been so convenient :)

  4. Great job on organizing and de-cluttering! It looks great now- xo Diana

  5. Wow you are so organised! I seriously need to do something about my mess after seeing this!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    1. heehee :) sometimes i'm organinzed! sometimes things are just a hot mess around here! have fun!

  6. Gah! Love it all ... I love to be organized, but cute and organized ... ::SWOONY:: I can't wait to share your package but can you believe this ... I haven't even opened it!! I know!! I wanted to get through a deadline (which was Tuesday) and then with my little home and catching up and getting ready for vacation ... it hasn't happened. Hopeing to open it and photograph before we leave and then post either while on vaca or when we get back. Thanks for your patience ... I know it's going to be GREAT and don't want to just do it to do it, ya know!! :D XOXO

  7. WOW- It all looks so nice! You've put me in the mood to organized. I've been a purging machine around here. Now I'm onto making everything pretty!

  8. Looks great and thanks for some wonderful ideas to getting organized!!!

  9. Looks great! This is something I need to do but just haven't yet. It is my goal for this month so is better get to it! Great job!

  10. When I need to organize, declutter, or remodel something around my house, I think I am going to start saying,
    "I need to start Raising up some Rubies!" Lol. Love all that you do!! Thanks for all the inspiration.

    1. ha! that's so cute Laura! thanks so much for the sweet comment, makes me so happy to inspire you!! ♥

  11. GO J-A-I-M-E!!! Your a rock star!! This is me cheering you on!! Woot Woot it turned out so groovey!! And I LOVE that you say Bomb Diggity!! So funny we say that around here too!! LOL And that camera strap is very cool!! So glad you are sharing and inspring. Kinda wanna see how you organize your coupons!! Just putting some pressure on you there!! LOL XOXO Love ya Fran.

  12. Wow!! You did an incredible job of organizing!! It looks amazing!!

  13. Wow you are so wonderful at organizing and I love it!! I've been in the mood to do some spring cleaning and reorganizing too! Thanks for the inspiration!! :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend!! :) xo Holly

  14. Sooo pretty Jaime! Thanks for the inspiration!
    xo, Becky

  15. SO SO awesome! I love every bit of this :)

  16. Wow! I love it....everything you do inspires me! Your style is so beautiful...:) Makes me want to get up and organize! Thanks for sharing!

    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  17. I love reorganizing stuff! I'm sort of a geek that way! Love how everything turned out. I'm inspired to go clean out a drawer! :D

  18. I don't know what to say!!! I mean...I knew you were a total organizational rock star...that was all ready out there...but I think you have now graduated from rock star to the ORGANIZING GURU!!!!! I think people are going to start coming from far and wide to learn your mystical ways!!!! ; ) do you do it!!!! My brain just does not comprehend...oh I could challenge you ole great one...oh yes I can but I know you would RISE to the challenge...the only bad thing is you are not next door : ) lol!!!! By the way...HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPY BIRTHDAY to you...Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU (hitting the high note and the dogs are howling)...HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you...and MANY MORE!!!! tons of hugs and may your day be blessed with all that is good!


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