Deflecto in the Kitchen

Deflecto in the Kitchen…organizing the dreaded kitchen cabinet

Are you hosting the party this year?

In an effort to tame the chaos (in my mind) during the holidays,

I like to find small problem areas around the house that I can work on a one at a time.

My kitchen cabinet next to my stove was one of those problems.

This is embarrassing to show.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a cabinet like this one.

It’s probably the most used cabinet in the kitchen and it showed.

Short girl problems in the kitchen…

This spoon is one of my biggest kitchen helpers.

Being a “short girl”, I use it more for pulling things off the shelves than stirring.

My cabinet needed more than just a good spoon

With the help from my friends at Deflecto.  (design team perks)

I got the kitchen cabinet project started.

I asked Deflecto to send me several of the medium caddy compartments*

from the Stackable Caddy Organizer*  (yes, you can buy just the compartments)

The medium caddy compartments were the perfect length to fit inside my cabinet.

(FYI…there are three sizes of compartments that fit into the stacking caddy organizer.)

The first thing I did was to completely empty the cabinet and wipe it down.

I tossed all the outdated spices and discarded old medicines.

I put like items together for easy grab and go.

I removed the lids from a couple of the clear compartments to use with taller items.  

I love that the compartments are stackable.   That helps eliminates wasted cabinet space.

These really do come in handy when cooking.

Take it a step further in your organizing by labeling all the bins.

The finished kitchen cabinet all clean and tidy.

It’s been a week since I reorganized the cabinet and thanks to my new organizing

compartments it still looks great.

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Rotating Embellishment Organizer

Being a paper crafter at heart, I sometimes wonder…

What’s your favorite way to embellish?

For me it’s flowers, twine, buttons and pearls.

My Rotating Embellishment Organizer also know as Deflecto’s Rotating Carousel Organizer*

is a great way to organize my “go to” embellishments.  (and it looks pretty too.)

The Deflecto Rotating Carousel Organizer with Nine Canisters*   (*affiliate link)

comes with three 6″ bins and six 3″ bins.



It is also available as a Rotating Carousel Organizer with Six 6″ Canisters*.

It’s a great way to organize your supplies.

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Organizing… the Kids Craft Cabinet

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I have this awkward wall cabinet between my kitchen and dining room.

It opens fully on the dining  room side and only partially on the kitchen side.

Not completely functional, it doesn’t get used all that much.

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It’s been the dumping spot of misc. household and kid crafts for the past two decades.

My very active grandsons are always wanting to make something, do something.

I thought a more organized easily accessed spot would be a good idea.

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After a little sorting and purging, it’s nice and neat.

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Everything’s labeled.  It’s easy to find everything they’ll need.

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Here’s the products I used to organize my Kid’s Craft Cabinet from Deflecto Craft:

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You know that feeling when you get the Urge to Purge?

I first got the feeling sometime in late January or maybe it was March…

You know… The Urge to Purge!

It happened while I was looking at the Christmas Crafting Hang-Over still lingering in my office.

It had been quite the party and no one had stuck around long enough to really clean it up.

Time to organize again.(The above picture is a picked up version taken before I started in Jan. or was it March)

Something needed to be done.

So…I started the slow process of digging out.

I purged, I tossed, I gave away, I cleaned, I dusted, I organized and I purged a little more .

I even purchased a new lamp and picture for my desk.  (a reward for a good job)

In the end it was a lot of work mixed in with deadlines and a lot procrastination.

I took my time.

Since I’m done for now (always a work in progress), I thought I’d to share a few pictures.

My Workshop measures only 8 1/2′ x 10 1/2′.

It has a large sliding patio door that leads out onto an upper balcony, a door into the master bedroom,

a closet door and a door into the main hall.

Size alone is a challenge, not to mention working around all those doors.

That’s why it’s real important that I manage a little bit of self-control.

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This is My Desk…

I love sitting down to a clean and organized space.  (If only it looked this way all the time.)

My desk holds my office supplies, files, embellishments, my favorite inkpads, samples, photo albums,

computer and a whole lot of misc.  It’s large a little over 6 feet with a built in bookcase.

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I love this picture and had to get it the moment I saw it.  (I found it at Homegoods)

Being a lover of the color red, I found the lamp on sale at Target for $20.  It’s perfect for this spot.

Ikea Shelf

To the right of my desk is the sliding patio door.

(Next to that door is the door that leads into my master bedroom.)

In front of the patio door, I have a shelving unit which I bought from Ikea.

It holds a plethora of goodies.  Ribbon, Big Shot, Metal Dies, Samples, Paintbrushes.

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Next to the Ikea unit, I put my small black cabinet…a.k.a. my fabulous thrift store make-over,

that cabinet holds small paint bottles, tattered angel mists, misc. hardware pieces and more.

You can read about the cabinet make-over here.

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Next to the bedroom door is my large red stamp rack that holds more embellishments than stamps.

It holds the stuff that I grab often.

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I love old drawers, tiny baskets and jars.

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What can I say… “I love Ribbon!”

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Next to the red rack is my closet door.  (kind of boring)

And…next to the closet is a set of cabinets that holds my go to cardstock rack and die cutting station.

I like closed door storage for the things I don’t access regularly.

Across from these cabinets are white storage cabinets.

In between is a super short hall leading to the main hallway.  (I told you my workshop was small.)

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My white storage cabinets are to the left of my desk.  They store the bulk of my paper and stickers.

Because I work with several different manufacturers, I have them sorted by company.

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Above my white storage cabinets is my inspiration board that holds some of my favorite family pictures.

I had to include it in the tour because it makes me happy.

And with that…I’m now back to my desk and that concludes the tour.

If you stand in the middle of the room you can spin and see everything.  (only one at a time please)

SO…. one big question.

Did I inspire you to do a little purging of you own?

 

Deflecto December Design Team Goodies

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Now that Christmas is over, I’m starting to think organizing again.

For a quick solution for a constant problem, I used a couple of Wall Mount Supply Organizers

from Deflecto Craft Solutions as a place to gather supplies for upcoming projects.

I added them onto the side of my IKEA shelving unit next to my desk.

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Because I have commitment issues when it comes to screwing things into furniture.

I used Small Removable Hooks from Command.

Worked great.  Now, I can move the wall shelves to a different place if my needs change.

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As I’ve mentioned before, one of the high light each month is when I get my Design Team Goodies

from Deflecto.  I love how much care they use when packing each box.

This month, before I tore into the boxes, I remembered to take a few pictures of how they arrived.

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This was on the front of the box.  Every month a different personalized label.

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Each package comes packed with tissue paper and seal.  Just like a Christmas gift.

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This month’s box actually came with a wrapped Christmas present.

This company knows how to make a girl feel special.

Along with the wall files we also received additional wall pockets, desk file holders, various

goodies and a large office floor mat.  As the new year progresses and I dig out from all my

Christmas and CHA crafting, I’ll be doing more organizing with my Deflecto goodies.

Can’t wait to get started.

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