Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Organizing: Kitchen Command Centre

In the spirit of spending just a few minutes tackling an area of the house that irritates me, I turned my attention to the small counter area in our kitchen which I'll call the Command Centre - really, it's a place with the phone, and where all mail and junk gets dropped off.  It's the first thing you see when you walk into the kitchen/family room area, and I am certain that my blood pressure rises a bit every time I see it! It had gotten out of control lately, so I decided to spend a few minutes cleaning it out.

The catch-all area for things without a home.
 About 20 minutes of work, (this one took a little longer, because I had to go through the mail and sort it) - and I am so pleased with the results!  Let's see if we can keep it looking like this!

I purchased the grey wooden box to hide all the little things that we need access to, but clutter the counter (like keys, hand sanitizer, etc).

I encourage you all to take a few minutes to tackle a problem area that has been getting on your nerves!  I have spent the last several weeks getting aggravated every time I walked into the kitchen, and 20 minutes is all it took?  Do you have any problem areas in your home?  Do share!


  1. Where did you find the box? Perfect for my stash of necessities too.

  2. Thanks for asking Emily, I bought it at a small garden/flower shop in Mississauga Ontario called Pandora's Box. I don't think she has any more - but a good place to look for little things like that I find are small flower/gift shops or garden centres. Good luck!