This morning I was looking at a new feature that Melissa has over on her great home decor blog The Inspired Room. I was looking at posts on small spaces, using your everyday things for decor...that kind of thing - when I was struck with inspiration!
It wasn't anything earth shattering, but I think it will make a huge difference in the functionality of my kitchen. Are you ready?
I switched the items on my kitchen counters! No, really! I did!
I moved the coffee maker, electric kettle, and teas and hot cocoa from the side that had the cooking utensils and knives - to the other side of the sink. Now they are right under the cupboard where we keep the mugs!
The jars holding pasta, rice, flour and oats, are now living happily on the other side of the sink as well!
It's a win, win, win for us all!
There is also now more room for the dishes that get washed by hand everyday.
The big difference is the visual peace I have due to this new arrangement and it only took about 5 minutes at the most to accomplish it.
Emily came out to the kitchen and said "I see you don't do much in the morning."
I have done some other things too, moving through my house to better organization.
It's a lot of work, but it's satisfying.
*deep contented sigh*