I found out the start date of the kitchen demo. It is two weeks away. If you read my previous post, we started the kitchen remodel project planning process about 6 months ago. Since the weather was so bad this past winter, the start of the process was delayed a bit too. But that was OK. I didn't feel like cooking outside in the freezing temperatures. Now, I can get down to business and start doing what I do best and that is decluttering and organizing.
Of course, I first purged the different cabinets of anything I didn't use. Since I have been doing this all along, there wasn't that much to get rid of. Then, I organized the stuff I kept. Here are the kitchen remodel project tips I wrote up, just for you. This helped me clear the cabinets and get me organized for this major remodel.
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I started with the cabinets I did not use often, like the one above the fridge and the small corner cabinets.
- I cleared out lots of old plastic water bottles and moved wine glasses that I haven't used in years because they were stored above the refrigerator to an area where my other smaller supplies of wine glassware were in our dining room. Now, I can actually use them.
I cleared the upper cabinet decor.
I washed them and put them in the other room inside a cabinet for safekeeping. Most of these decorations will be reused in my new kitchen.
I was able to store all the stapled foods into the foyer closet/pantry I had been used.
Yes, if you know my posts, I had a pantry in my foyer I use for my kitchen supplies. You can check out this post.
I place all my pots and pans and cookbooks in our enclosed sunroom.
- I wanted them handy since I have a few weeks till the demo.
The items that were under the sink went in their own opened box and stored in the sunroom as well.
I knew I would be using these items to wash cooking supplies when grilling so I wanted to keep it nearby.
And for the rest, I boxed up items into categories, just in case, I needed them.
For my utensils, I bought cheap dividers and organized them into the organizers' sections.
I purchased them from a discount store. Then, I was able to stack the organizing trays on top of one another and store them downstairs out of the way. This helped when I needed to put everything back into the new kitchen.
Here is the room cleared out, the electrical was already done and cabinets were going up. It was starting to come together.
In the next post, I will talk about how we ate during the demo and reconstruction process of those three weeks. And, no we didn't eat out all the time. I hope you enjoyed this post. Please share to show the love.
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