One of the spaces I am most discontented with in my home is the kitchen. I never seem to be able to get my kitchen to look the way I want it. During the years we rented, I have complained about kitchens being too small, or not having enough counter space, or cupboard space, or no extra pantry, or kitchen dislike for the kitchen floors, or appliances too old or to small, etc. etc. etc.
Then when we bought our first home over a year ago, I thought I could get finally get an upper hand on my kitchen. Needless to say, I am still tweaking and reorganizing all the time. The layout is terrible, the cupboards kind of old style, and I am not a fan of the color of the tiles (they retain and show up dirt easily)! We bought our home “as is” and did some on the surface renovations such as painting, repairing door knobs, fans, lights, and the like. We removed the ugly wall paper in the kitchen and re-positioned some additional kitchen cupboards that were there. But that was about it. I later replaced the old stove and just yesterday, the dishwasher. To do a complete kitchen remodel will take planning, financing, and skilled workers. That will have to wait! Oh the dream to have a beautifully designed kitchen!
Anyway, I do my best to make my kitchen work for me. I frequently organize and reorganize the cupboards and filter out old stuff. To do a major reorganizing, I take everything out from the cupboards, lay them on the counter tops, clean the cupboards, then put everything back in new or same places! For minor cleaning or reorganizing, I may only do one or two cupboards at a time.
Then about a few days after Spring break , my hubby scrubbed the kitchen floors. It had been on his mind for a while to do it. The white tiles retain a lot of dirt and bare daily mopping does not remove all the dirt.
Look how clean and sparkly that looks!
And then, here it is a few minutes after. Oh the joy of kids – Love them!
Despite my (un-godly) discontentment with my kitchen, I still have a duty to keep it neat and tidy so I can prepare scrumptious meals to feed all the little an big tummies that need to be fed.
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed (Titus 2:4-5).
How about you? Do you have kitchen issues or are you totally content? How do you organize your cupboards and pantry?