Today was such a great day. I think I said that already, but it's ok to repeat it. It's been a long time since I have felt this good. After lunch, I came home and worked out for 30 minutes on our exercise bike and did some house cleaning. Then I got inspired to organize the kitchen. I created a Pinterest account several months ago, but I hadn't really done anything with it. Tonight, I looked up kitchen organizing ideas and came up with this one. I changed to idea a bit based on what I found at Lowes.
Here is the before picture of the small cabinet next to our stove. We hadn't really used it much, because we couldn't decide what to put in it. I found something at Lowes that would allow us to put a sliding shelf in the cabinet that fits a small trash can. Now our trash can doesn't have to sit out in the dining room or kitchen. It's hidden away.
Here is the after picture. The trashcan came with the kit. Steve put this together in about 5 minutes. He is really good with tools.
Here is the before picture of under the sink. It was kind of a mess with all our cleaners just thrown under there with no organizational thought.
Here is the after picture. I cleaned the bottom and put a mat underneath everything to keep it looking nice. Up on the shelf, I put the dust pan and rubber gloves. The white basket holds all the miscellaneous cleaners, like oven cleaner, car cleaners, bleach, etc. Then in the middle there is an area for the trash bags, Febreeze, and swifters. On the right side, there is a basket for the kitchen and bathroom cleaners. That shelf slides out and can be removed, so I can pick it up and take the whole thing to the bathroom and bring everything back at the end.
Total Cost for the whole project: $102.84