Sunday, July 11, 2010

Keeping Organized

Is it just me, or do you ever feel frustrated that your kitchen isn't as organized as  some of the photos on Pinterest ?
The above picture is how I wish my cabinets always looked every time I opened the doors, but isn't there a disease name for this?

I felt the need this weekend to do a little organization in a few cabinets since we will be showing our house & don't want people to shriek when they open my cabinet doors. Ok, I know that last statement was a little dramatic! 
Here are what the tiny cabinets that I keep my spices in looked like before.

At least I am organized enough to keep spices for sweet things in the left cabinet and savory spices in the right cabinet.
And here are what my two wall cabinets to the right of my oven looked like:
 I'm not even sure WHY I have any cookbooks ... since cooking is not my favorite thing to do... That is why I'm so glad I married a chef! Oh yeah, maybe those are his cookbooks!
Ahhh, much better!
 That is the best I could do. I am NOT going to be like my neighbor who buys all of her spices in the same container and alphabetizes them! Seriously, she does. And Mr. Fanatic, being the "Mr. Smarty Pants" that he is, always rearranges them for her when he is in her kitchen!
That is about all I have for this weekend. We Mr. Fanatic worked on a long list of  to do items & was able to cross a bunch off the list - nothing exciting that I have picture of, but it feels good to have them done. We even took a break and went to a couple of open houses this weekend and visited a REALLY cute house ... but I will tell you about that later.

Hope you had a GREAT weekend!!!



  1. They look great!!! Good job. I could use a little more organization in my cabinets as well. You're motivating me!

    I hope you can stop over and enter my first giveaway for a $40 gift card!


  2. Much more organized that my cabinets. YOurs look fabulous. I bet if someone opens the doors and see how lovely everything is, they'll be envious. Great job. Hugs, Marty

  3. Ha! Maybe our cabinets would all look that nice if we had those spiffy pull out drawers and baskets like in the first picture! Yours looks pretty tidy now, I'm jealous. :)

  4. Okay, I'm hiring you to come up and organize my kitchen cabinets. They look wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great inspiration, I am a big fan of an organised kitchen, but then I have a little OCD or so says my husband. Wishing you a fab week ahead.

  6. Thanks Pam for the well wishes. Now the best thing that I purchased a couple of months ago was a rack that I put inside of my pantry has all my spices on it, and then some....wonderful! You look pretty well organized to me:) Debbie

  7. Great job organizing... now let's see the rest of your cabinets!

    Here are mine...

    and since I am also a DIY-fanatic with a perchant for organizing, here are the drawer organizers I made:

  8. I do like for things to be organized but have found that it is the first thing that goes when life gets busy here at home! Your cabinets are quite inspiring!

  9. Oh, how I need to organize a lot of things around here. I have a lot of my spices in a tall skinny cabinet like yours. I would much rather have nice spice racks that pull out, but guess we have to work with what we have.

  10. OH Pam what a bitter reality you showed in your post... Ahhhhhhhh I never understand why my cabinets becomes a mess after every four to five and I again start a wrestling with kitchen shelves, scolding everyone ans all .......
    I love an organised home specially kitchen and I swear I do my best but ahhh
    Yours is perfect and sure mine is also in good condition when I did but as days passes it becopmes ......
    Love your reality post very much...

  11. Pam you are too funny
    I think my family feels like the motto is open the door and throw...
    seriously it is so hard to keep a cupboard organized when no one cares
    but me oh well someday....

  12. I'm pretty particular about my cabinets, but you've got me beat by a mile. And I'm so jealous that you're not driving a mom car anymore. Sigh.


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