Yesterday I got to do something I’ve wanted to do for nearly four months. Get all of our dishes out of the guest bedroom closet and into their permanent homes in the kitchen cabinets. Yes, I was nerdy excited to put things away. What can I say, organizing is the jam to my peanut butter.
You can see in this post we already had our main dishes in the cabinets. But you’ll also notice we had a few unpainted shelves.
I finally got my arse in gear and primed and painted said shelves. Which means I had a place to set the dishes. Before I started putting dishes in the cabinets, I hauled everything out of the guest bedroom and set it on the counters to assess the situation.
My process of arranging the dishes is very similar to arranging a bookshelf. Most often used items are easiest to reach, which for shorties like myself is the bottom shelf. Least used things up at the top. That means you, gravy boat.
Of course I couldn’t just toss things in there. Nope, I didn’t want a block of white ceramic and then another chunk of clear glass. I made sure to mix glass with ceramics on the same shelf and staggered going up.
Don’t be fooled. I moved things around several times until I landed on the right spacing (gotta maximize) and layout.
Everything from the stack of plates up will have glass door fronts, but we’ll cover the ugly mail and toaster up with a solid door front.
But that little elephant there? Yeah, he came from the Dollar Tree. It’s a cute little bank for Ben to toss his change in instead of leaving it on the counter. E often asks to “pet el-phant?” After petting it a few times, he walks off and carries on with his day. When we get the big kitchen projects out-of-the-way, we’ll build dividers to separate the mail and cover the electrical box. Gotta get some doors first.
Who else likes to organize cabinets? I know I’m not the only one. How do you prioritize your dishes? Do you have a cute bank?