Thursday, 1 March 2012

Kitchen Cupboards & Drawers Full Reveal - OrgJunkie 29 Day Challenge

Well can you believe it everyone we have done it!!! Thank you to all that particpated in the Org Junkies 29 Day Challenge I can't wait to see your new decluttered spaces

1. What space did you decide to organize and why?

I chose the kitchen. We started renovating our house when I was 30 weeks pregnant. The day we were moving back in I went into labour. So when I came home from the hospital everything had been put away by other people. The only thing I did re-do was organise my pantry otherwise everything stayed where it was.

My son is now 18 months old and I have been wanting to go through the whole kitchen for quite a long time but you get busy (I have 3 kids under 5) the youngest rarely slept more than 30mins during the day and was a shocking night sleeper as well. By the end of the day I was too tired. Seeing your challenge gave me the little boost I needed to get organised.

2. What steps did you take to ensure you completed the space within the 29 day timeline?

I took advantage of my free time when the younger 2 kids have a sleep and put in some extra time at night when the kids had gone to bed. I  also tried to make sure I didn't do too much in one hit e.g. I will only do 3 cupboards today. I think I would have lost motivation if I tried to do it all at once.

3. What was the hardest part of the challenge for you and how did you overcome it?

Evaluating the space and working out what I wanted. I thought organise it like my pantry put like items together.

4. What did you do with the “stuff” you were able to purge out of your newly organized space?

It was all given to the Op Shop which is just like a Thift Store in the US.

5. Tell me one of your proudest moments during this challenge?

When it was all finished and that I had made it. I am still admiring my cupboards and drawers when I open them.

6. Explain any organizing “tools” you used to help you create additional space and to establish some limits and boundaries?

Evalutaing the space, Containers, putting like items together, Purging and setting a limit on certain items like who needs 6 round cake tins I obviously did but not now I had quite a few duplicate items that were taking up prime real estate space.

7. What is ONE piece of advice you’d give to someone else to encourage them on their organizational journey?

Step by step "Rome wasn't built in a day"

This cupboard space had lots of wasted space and I wanted "like" items all in the same cupboard

I hated all the stuff up the top of this cupboard it looked cluttered. My solution was after all the purging I would be able to put those items behind a cupboard with a door.

I couldn't even pull out the shelves before in this cupboard. I wanted this cupboard to hold items I don't use that often. I achieved this.

This cupboard is about a metre deep I didn't really know what was in there and it became a bit of a dumping ground. Look at all that space I have now.

I purged baby spoons and scissors from the cutlery drawer.

I wanted to have my dinnerware over 2 drawers as it look cluttered and it was too heavy. After the purging and reorganising I was able to achieve this.

I purged some tongs and relocated the BBQ utensils to live with the BBQ.

I still can't believe all the unused almost empty cleaning products I had.  I also put my bathroom cleaning products in our bathroom vanity so I can clean the bathroom while the kids are in the bath.

My saucepans were over 2 drawers now they are all in 1 drawer.

I actually have a almost empty cupboard with nothing to go in there it's amazing what some purging can achieve.

I still can't believe how much expired food I had in the pantry and drawers.


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  1. Oh my--That was a phenomenal job! You had quite the challenge --my heart goes out to anyone with multiple children under five. But, look what you did! You did so well! Congratulations.

  2. That's amazing. I can't believe how much you cleaned out. I feel inspired to purge my own kitchen.

  3. Thanks Alana...It is hard some days with 3 young kids but I wouldn't change it for the world.

  4. Thanks Al - I know I can't believe it either looks so much more when it is all in one post.

  5. I just love the appliance cabinet. Congratulations on a job well done.

  6. spare container after purge
    empty shelves

  7. Mark, Kim Lau - Thank you

  8. Sandi - Thank you I love it don't take up much needed bench space with one of these

  9. Hsmominmo - Thank you. I know I am sure I will find another spot for that container somewhere else in the house.

  10. That is beautiful! Great job!

  11. Thank you gingerbabymama....its so wondeful to be receiving so many wonderful comments from people who have seen my posts.


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