It is incredibly hard to keep my kitchen clean on a good day. With kids running around, busy schedules and making meals, having a clean kitchen is honestly the furthest thing from my mind.
Confession: my kitchen is never completely picked up.
Take right now for instance. Homework papers from my daughter are piled up on the side counter. Three of my sons cars are lined up on the center island. Dirty dishes are still stacked by the sink from last night’s meal.
None of that really bothers me. Life is busy and a spotless kitchen is not on my list of priorities.
But, let me tell you something that does get me.
Say, I’m cooking dinner. My kids happily play in the family room (for the moment). I know I have a little time before one yells, “MOM!”.
I need three different spices for the chicken I’m preparing: paprika, parsley and garlic. I step over to the pantry, open the door and see this:
I just need three spices! But it takes a solid few minutes to lift up every spice jar, check the label and then place it down.
Is your spice cabinet like this? Because, let me tell you, my spice drawer drives me insane!
Well, it did drive me insane. In fact, that whole pantry made me a little batty.
That one little box sitting in front of the disaster area helped me. ME! The one who hates to organize.
I did it because of what’s in that box!
In this post, I’m going to show you:
- how to organize your spice drawer for good!
- What to do with kid’s snacks
- How to get rid of all those open bags in your pantry driving you crazy
I bet you’re wondering what my spice cabinet looks like today..