Tuesday, August 19, 2008

  {Tackle it Tuesday}

Tackle It Tuesday Meme


Hey Ladies! I have been wanting to get in on the blog "memes" for a while now, but never did! So I picked a few for throughout the week that I am going to TRY to keep up with! lol
My first being "Tackle it Tuesday".

For those that don't know what that means, on Tuesday, I will choose a project that I have wanted to do, like housework, cleaning, organizing, etc. Then I will blog all about it!

So for today's FIRST Tackle it Tuesday, I am going to show off the hard work I have done in my Kitchen!

Starting with my utensils drawer. This drawer was soooo messy. I tried to have it organized, but all of my REALLY pricey knives were banging against each other and it made me sick to my stomach. Plus, I could never find anything.

BEFORE:


Simple Solution: longer organizing drawers. Plastic for the knives, metal for everything else. Now I know where EVERYTHING is and its right at my fingertips!

AFTER:


Then I moved on to my pantry.
I know the "before" isn't that bad, I had organized it once before, but it just wasn't working for me. So I went to the Container store here in Austin, and bought a whole bunch supplies, then attacked my pantry full force!

BEFORE:


AFTER:



MUCH Better for me! It may look more full now, but I know where everything is, and I don't have to worry about the terrible sugar ants we have getting in to all of my stuff!

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14 comments:

Pajama Mama said...

Nikki, you're right, the before isn't that bad..better than my pantry's current state, but I understand if it's just not right, you've got to make it work for your family!

okay, looks like you're a little more blog savvy than me...i'm still a newbie, so how do I change the comment thing-like yours says X Domestic Divas Said...how do I do that too?

kristen

Shannon said...

Ohhhh it all looks so good!! I love organizing!

Ashley said...

Can't wait to see all the projects you tackle on Tuesdays!!! Great start!

Deb said...

I organize my pantry every few months, but it just doesn't want to stay organized. I'm fine with it until I get that mailer from Container Store showing all the organized pantries, and then I get a wild hair and decide, "Mine can be that beautiful too." It never is, but my label maker makes it feel a little better. Nice job on your tackle.

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi cute hair cute girl! Your before picture looks better then my pantry. You've inspired me to get it organized. It will have to be Wednesday though.lol

aj said...

Oh, I love me some organization! Your before wasn't bad but the after looks good!! I just reorganized my pantry a few days ago as well:)

Christina said...

Looks good! You shop at HEB? LOL I love HEB!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Ooooh, we have sugar ants too. I can't stand them!! Our cul-de-sac literally was built on a giant ant hill. Gross. We have the exterminator on a retainer (truly!)

I love before and afters and I'm jealous that you have such a nice size pantry. I thought my pantry cupboard was a nice size when we moved in here...then we had children...now it is way too small!

~ Sarah

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love to organize..but I have to be in the mood for it rofl. Your pantry is looking sweeeeeeeeeet. cherry

ko said...

you go girl!!!!!!!!
GREAT JOB!

chelle said...

Good job...I need to get some of those containers!

Anna said...

I am just jealous you have a pantry! I have a very small kitchen and have to store food in some of the upper cabinets. A nice pantry is high on the list of things I want when I move house.
I like all the containers you bought.

Tina said...

I wish my before was that nice. I have been meaning to go and buy some containers like what you have your pretzles, cereal, etc in. We have a sugar ant problem too, and it give me the heeby jeebies to open something up and find it moving!!! That and little toddler fingers will have to ask before rifling through chips and cookies. It's a win win thing I MUST do!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I also love an organized pantry. I knew there were people like me in this world! ;)

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