Do you ever have that “aghhhh” moment when you look into your kitchen cabinets? No? Just me then? Despite my best attempts at keeping our shelves orderly, inevitably it comes falling down (sometimes literally falling on me) by the end of the week.
It’s also immensely scary when we have guests coming in for the weekend, and are running around organizing at the eleventh hour. It’s best for me — and my sanity — if we keep it as together as possible regularly.
During my last fit of reorganization, I realized that most of our cabinet goods fell into one of a few categories. Plus, living in an apartment means we don’t have a huge kitchen space so we are limited in what we keep. I wanted a clean, natural look so I invested in rectangular wicker baskets that fit our space.
Since the baskets aren’t clear, I made some simple labels with cursive and a navy sharpie. I also found a credit card size self-laminating pouch so the labels kept their luster with all the use they’re sure to get with pulling the baskets down. Using a handheld hole punch, I threaded a thicker ivory ribbon through the holes and around the handle. Ta-da! Easy to read, store and keep clean. Even my husband is relieved.
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