Before & After: Organized Glassware Is so Soothing

Liveblogging The Kitchn Cure Fall 2014

Dishes and Glasses All Clean and Organized

Day 14 Task: Clean Cupboards, Shelves, and Drawers

Now that I've tossed or donated all of the dishes, bowls, classes, and utensils that I could spare in my kitchen, it's time to clean and organize! This is my favorite part of these Cure assignments. Today's assignment helped me discover a whole new outlook on life, one that is filled with opening cupboards and not crying out of fear and frustration.

Like with the pantry, cleaning the shelves and exterior of the cupboards was not hard. I did not take a photo of the clean cupboards. Nobody needs to see that. The organizational side of this assignment was the fun part.

Here's how things looked before and how they look now!

Zone #1: Plates, Bowls, Glasses, Jam Jars

This best thing I ever did for my kitchen was put all those jam jar tops into one bag (as seen in the top right corner of "after" photo).

Zone #2: Mugs

You better believe those snowmen mugs are front and center.

Zone #3 Wine Glasses

Don't judge me too hard on the Cupcake vodka – it was for a recipe I was testing. I swear.

Zone #4: Tupperware

I unfortunately don't have a before photo for my Tupperware cupboard, but let me tell you it was scary. I put all the plastic containers on top, the glass containers in the middle, and all my measuring tools on the bottom shelf for easy access.

Zone #5: Utensils

You can't really tell, but I organized my utensils by things I use a lot and things I don't use as much.

Zone #6: Silverware

The big problem with my silverware drawer was that a lot of tools were sliding under the plastic organizational thing where I keep my silverware. In order to avoid this, I pushed the silverware bin to the front of the drawer and put all the tools in back. My boyfriend hates this so far, so we'll see how long it lasts.

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