Day Five: Conquer the Kitchen

Today’s challenge is to conquer one of the hardest working rooms in the house- the kitchen. Today is not about organizing the pantry or cleaning out the fridge- you can do that, but it will definitely add some time to this “quick” challenge.
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Step One: Take those before pictures!
Step Two: Clear the counter tops and clean the surfaces.
Step Three: Your counter tops are where most of the clutter lives. What normally lives there? A mixer, knife block, coffee maker? Unless you absolutely use it daily or if it is aesthetically pleasing- find a spot for it in the cabinets.
Step Four: Find your pretty storage. Most of us are either coffee or tea drinkers. Place your pods, tea bags, sugar packets in a cute storage container.
If you have your spoons and spatulas on the counter, put them in a cute cylindrical storage container.
Do you have a knife block? I don’t know why they bug me so much, but we recently did away with our knife block and bought a knife organizer for our silverware drawer.
Step Five: Do you need a command center in your kitchen? Many people use their kitchen counter tops to sort mail or pay bills. Create a space to sort your mail or hold your invitations. If you’d like more tips on organizing a command center, send me a message!
Step Six: Add back any final touches: flowers, a bowl of fruit, a pretty cutting board. Now, take your pictures!
There are only 2 more days left of the challenge! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s challenge: the office.
Don’t forget to share your progress on Instagram and tag @renovatingmaplesonmanor. You can also use the hashtag #RMMhomechallenge to see other before and after photos from the challenge.
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