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I decided to tackle TWO cabinets this week–UNDER THE SINK & ABOVE THE FRIDGE.
Here we go!
I’ve been dreading these two because they required a lot of work. Buuuuuuut somehow this lady powered through. I will say at one point I looked at all the piles of stuff around my kitchen and wondered how I would ever get it done. That’s when you just gotta GO FOR IT. The end result is always worth it. ALWAYS.
Here’s the under the sink BEFORE. Garbage on the left, recycling on the right….but it all just looks like GARBAGE, doesn’t it?
I waited until Cooper went to bed to tackle this project. BTW- This project was fueled by The Because Show! I listened to the NERD OUT podcast while I nerded out with my organizing. Almost dropped a few things from laughing too much. I like to listen to Simple Mom when I’m folding laundry. But that’s a whole other post I’ll save for another day.
I took everything out from under the sink & sorted what didn’t really belong there. There are a few things that will make their way into the garage because I don’t need them often enough to warrant precious under the sink space.
I paired everything down to the ESSENTIALS and put all of the bottles in a metal/mesh container so I can take it in and out from under the sink if I need to. Before they were all just hanging out there and they’d get knocked over if I was being to aggressive with putting things back.
Sooooooo…under the sink? Gross!!! Would you believe that I swept out and scrubbed the bottom of this cabinet in this picture? And it still looked like that! It actually looked like this when we moved in. Nasty.
That’s where CONTACT paper comes in handy. I bought a roll of it at Target. Black and white….go figure…
In less than 10 minutes I had a new lining for the cabinet. Folks! This makes a HUGE difference.
The best part is that this pattern is SUPER forgiving. There are a few creases but they get lost in the pattern.
I started putting things back. Those big containers go in the back with the dust pan & broom.
The recycling bin & the container of all the goods goes next to it.
And there’s the garbage bin in there—with room to spare! SCORE.
I love looking down and putting something away in the garbage because it means that I get to see a little peep of the contact paper.
It’s the little things…Let me just nerd out for a second!
And we work our way to the dreaded ABOVE THE FRIDGE CABINET. This is the GOT SOMETHING BIG? SHOVE IT IN HERE, cabinet.
I took everything out…cleaned the insides…sorted…
I had one Tupperware full of all my baking stuff and split it up because it was a MESS.
Baking things in one container & cupcake stuff in another. Boom boom pow.
This is the AFTER!
This is how I sorted everything. There’s a place for stuff! I love the cake stand/serving platter section. This cabinet was MADE for things like that.
Aaaaaaaand the best part is that I was able to weed out a few things I didn’t need!
And while I started pulling things out to sell, I headed over to this cabinet and did some rearranging & purging.
In all, this project took about 2.5 hours. It was well worth it!
Still some other cabinets left to do…stay tuned!