Desperately Seeking an Organized Kitchen

Desperately Seeking an Organized Kitchen

Ariel Knutson
Aug 11, 2014
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Day 1 Task: Make a List of What You Like and Dislike In Your Kitchen

I've been looking forward to taking the Kitchn Cure for some time now. You see, I need help: I'm probably the least organized and least design-focused on The Kitchn team. I've found it difficult to really invest in a kitchen (or home for that matter) when I seem to move every year in Brooklyn (New York rent prices being what they are). But no more!

Today's assignment was actually really fun: Just walk around your kitchen and say what you like and hate about it? Oh let me count the ways.

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Here is my disorganized, well-loved kitchen

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I live in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with my boyfriend James. We share a small apartment, with a good-size kitchen by New York standards (or at least I think so). I'm determined to make my kitchen a place that makes me excited and eager to cook. I have a good amount of storage space and a dishwasher (*swoon*) which is all great, but as it stands right now my kitchen makes me more exhausted and less enthusiastic about cooking. This all boils down to organization problems.

Here are a few things I dislike about my kitchen

I love my kitchen island, but I keep too much stuff on it. This stuff needs to go somewhere else or at least be consolidated.

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I need to find a better organization system for my pots and pans. Right now they are stored below my kitchen island in a less than ideal fashion.

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My silverware drawer is just not working out. Too much clutter.

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I have a serious Mason jar and empty jam jar hoarding issue. It's time to consolidate and clean.

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Needless to say, I'm excited to start on the fridge and freezer this week! Both of these things aren't on my NEED to get done list, but it's a great place to start.

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