Just a quick, short post for you today....this project below KICKED off a much larger project in my kitchen that I promise to share later this week with you. I gotta edit a bunch of pictures for it first!
I have always kept a large snack drawer in the kitchen for the kids. Most of their friends know where the "drawer" is and come right in and take a looksie and a grabsie. And when the teens need to pack a lunch or grab a snack they can get something pretty easily from here. We have a collection of Luna bars, granola bars, cookies, crackers and snack packs.
The BEFORE "Snack Drawer"...aka...MESS!
(Note: the Milano cookies are MINE...I have 1 a day as my sweet treat)
But after this past "Hellacious" school year (I had a freshman & junior in high school...the 2 hardest years in high school...yeah both at the SAME time, oy vey lol) the drawer kinda got out of control. I wasn't sure what was good and what wasn't!
So that meant a nice PARING down of the goodies and more BINS
to reorganize the drawer into this:
So all it took was 3 bins ( 97 cents each at Walmart) and 2 storage canisters ($2 each)...I actually got 5 canisters for future storage issues LOL! I like to be prepared...I WAS a girl scout ya know ;)
All the granola & snack bars got sorted into a bin, the cookies into another, and the crackers & snack packs into the third bin. Nothing fancy or complicated...no labels...everything is easily seen and able to be grabbed quickly. I slipped some micro-wave popcorn in between the bins...I have a large box out in the garage on my "Costco Pantry Shelves" and I just pull a few to put in the drawer every time they are used.
Total Price for Snack Drawer: $7....not bad at all!
Our Oreo Canisters!
I love these snack sized canisters...great for crackers, chips, cookies, etc! I put the Oreos in them to stay fresh because NO ONE ever replaces the cookies in the package like they should and they just go stale. I figure the teens can handle this system right????
Well time will tell....I am happy with it now and I think its pretty easy to keep up!
I'm working thru the kitchen slowly but surely......
What are your TROUBLE AREAS in the kitchen???