We've had some spring cleaning going on here at the cottage.
Saturday, Sarah washed all the baseboards in the main living areas, and Kyle wiped walls and doors.
Monday, just Kyle and I were home and so I decided to do a bit of cleaning in the kitchen.
In the kitchen by the stairs, my little red table was becoming a collecting spot for items that needed to go down to the basement. It was also holding my plate rack and on the shelf in a basket I had my Ninja blender and food processor bowls, blades, etc.
By my kitchen door, and next to the stove is my oak cabinet that houses pantry items. On top of this I had a soft black basket for bread and chips. It just never looked nice, and it ended up with lots of napkins in there, as they would blow off of the top of the cabinet every time the kitchen door opened.
Also an area of bother for me is my long counter. It usually has a computer on it, mail, cups, and all of the drink station items, like the Keurig, my electric kettle, tea basket and other containers of tea and hot chocolate!
So today, I made some changes. I moved the red table out to clean behind and underneath it. While Kyle wiped the table down, I moved the Ninja things to my corner cupboard. Then I took the basket those items were in and put the chips and bread into it. It is a firm basket and looks much neater up on top of the oak cabinet. I also moved the napkins to the top drawer of the cabinet.
So far, so good!
Then, moved the drink station items and put them on the red table. I was able to put all the random jars of tea into the soft basket on the shelf underneath the table and it all looks tidy and organized.
I then put the plate rack on the long counter next to the mug holder and the tea pot and pitcher.
I'm happy with the way it turned out and it functions really well this way, too.
Are you working on spring cleaning projects? Tell us about it in the comments!