Last week after dinner one night I kind of had a minor freak out. I was getting ready to start the dishwasher and opened the cabinet door under the sink…….
ummmmm……..do you even see any Finish dishwasher tabs?
It was a cleaning product jungle in there!
I had to do something about it right then and there. I literally just couldn’t take it anymore! So I pulled everything out, sorted it in piles, cleaned the inside of the cabinet, and then grabbed a few helpful organization pieces from around the house before putting what I was keeping back in there.
My goal was to keep everything front and center. I’m all about easy access. The wire shelf I bought at Big Lots to use in the kids bathroom was redirected to the kitchen instead. The lazy susan I picked up for the spice cabinet weeks ago, but since it didn’t fit in there it’s being put to work keeping all of my cleaning sprays within reach. The command hook is perfect for hanging my swiffer duster handle, and the wall mount paper towel holder that I purchased at BB&B the next morning was the perfect solution for keeping them within reach but not in the way. It really does help to take advantage of the vertical storage space you have.
And if you’re wondering how in the world I wrangled that mess of paper bags, I cut one in half and opened it, then folded all of the others neatly to fit inside. Oh my word, I have no idea why I didn’t think to do this sooner. It works perfectly and hardly takes up any space at all!
And so the moral of this story is – sometimes it pays to have a random week night freak out. My kids were probably soooo glad to be headed off to bed when this started happening. But honestly, all I was really trying to do was start the dang dishwasher! At least now I can see that blue box of tabs in plain view!
Do you ever have unplanned fits of organization? I can’t be the only one that decides to clean out a cabinet at 8:30 pm. Right?!