In our current situation Daddykins and I have a small kitchen, without much storage, but with a lot of ingredients, cook and bake ware and contraptions. And I happened to do a lot of canning last summer, so we needed to find space for that as well! This time around, I wanted to focus on 3 things specifically... the pots and pans mess, the spices mess, and the 'pantry' cupboard. With the help of the dollar store, I was able to make some changes, without much impact on my budget!
Pots and Pans ::
once stacked and organized, pots and pans are not that bad, but the pot tops are obnoxious
Easy Fix :: dish drainer from the dollar store! Keeps all the tops organized and accessible! Never-mind those silly store bought organizers for now, this was a quick, cheap fix!
We love to cook, so we have a ton of spices. But they can be hard to find, especially when they were high up atop the stove, so I moved them and sorted them into bins from the dollar store! So now they are organized into 'everyday,' 'Indian/Mexican,' and 'baking' and I can just pull the whole bin out according to what I am working on, which is neat and organized.
We have a lot of canned goods and dry goods, and every week I add to it, but some weeks it feels like we take very little out of it, so it gets filled and unorganized! Cue the mason jars! I have a ton of extras lying around, so I put them to good use! I also wrote on them with a dry erase marker so I can keep track of everything. So far, so good!