Friday, July 13, 2012

Low Cost Kitchen Organization

This week I went into Hancock Fabrics to pick up some fabric. They were having a big sale on some of their home decor items and I spotted a great basket that was only $4 (80% off). When I got home I thought:

"This would look great in my kitchen and would help clean up some of this clutter in here".

This led to a quick and cheap kitchen cleaning/reorganization. I then stopped by TJ Maxx (love that store) and found scented shelf liner. Each pack of 8 was $4.99 and so I bought two packs. Not only is it cute, but my cabinets now smell like vanilla every time I open them.

Take a look at the before and after pics below, but be prepared...its embarrassing how bad I'd let my cabinets go... I hope you will still follow this blog despite your new-found knowledge of my untidiness...

 What a MESS!
Not any more!...and don't you just love this shelf liner?!

 Yea, I know, its gross.
 Much better aye?

 Ahh!!! so much clutter! (Also, I don't know why this is yellow, I promise I wasn't trying to make the photo look worse than it really one of those swiffer vs mop commercials)
Here's the basket I got for $4. By organizing the cabinets I was able to find space to store all that stuff that was on top of the fridge. I also cleaned everything off the front of it in an attempt to de-clutter. 

So, my total cost was $14 and I think it looks a ton better. Not earth shattering or anything but I do smile now whenever I open my cabinets (Rather than throw my pot/pat in and run for the hills.) 


  1. I'm so glad your cabinets are so organized and smell nice. The shelf liner looks really good.

  2. Wow...this is awesome! LOVE can come to my house when you're free! ;)

  3. This is awesome! And it's a great example of how little things can make a big difference. I have some shelves that could use some really cute liner!

    I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    Have a great day!