In our laundry room we have four cabinets, but only one is used on a daily basis. Well, another one is, but this one is used by the both of us on a daily basis.
It contains pet supplies, laundry and cleaning supplies, and small kitchen appliances. Here's how it started out:
Yeah, not the worst ever, but also not great.
Yesterday I went through the top shelf where I keep the pet bins and another bin full of light bulbs and extension cords.
But I cleared everything else out and wiped down the shelves.
It might look like more of a mess for a little while, but it's best, in this case, to pull everything out and start from scratch.
I started putting things back in, methodically. I put the least used kitchen gadgets on the bottom shelf in the way back. Cleaning and laundry supplies went back on the same shelf, but with more order. I pulled out surplus supplies out of their boxes so I could actually see what I have.
On the second from the bottom shelf I put my most used appliances and tools. I left a blank spot for our coffee roaster which is out right now and needs to be cleaned before putting it away.
I had some decorative pots and vases outside driving my husband nuts. I had been hoping to fit them into this cabinet, so I left some space for them on the bottom shelf. I cleaned them up and put them away.
One of my favorite things about projects like this is how it spreads to other areas. I was able to clear off the bar cart/grilling station outside of the pots. As I was cleaning them I was inspired to use one of them with some fall decor.
So now I have a straightened up cabinet AND seasonally decorated mantel. Can't beat that!