Friday, July 16, 2010

The under sink cabinet nightmare

Way back at the beginning of June, I visited House of Grace and read her under the sink makeover. I was so inspired that I went immediately from my computer and tore everything out of my own under the sink cabinet. Here's what I found:

First of all...people who make coffee should also have to clean up the coffee grounds they spill everywhere when cleaning out the filter. I don't make the coffee so I have no problem with this. :)

Also? I discovered the instant hot water tank was...

SUPER corroded! Look at the leak and the corrosion to an electrical outlet! Ahhhh!!!!!
I commented on the post at House of Grace and told her I was pretty sure she just saved my house from burning down. I was wondering why the instant hot water had just stopped working a couple weeks before. So scary. If you have one go check it right now! Back? Okay.

I forgot to take a "before" shot - you know how you get all excited about a project and just go for it? But I did take this photo of everything that was in there as it was all spread out all over the kitchen floor.

Do you notice how most of the mess is bags? This is why I bought my nifty foldable shopping bag from CraftyTokyoMama.

Then there were three super short, super useless baskets with a bunch of weird cleaning stuff in it. Like this.

See the kitchen floor? Yeah...wood floor cleaner really needs to be in the kitchen.

I recycled all the plastic bags and folded the paper ones into this vintage crock.

It's hiding behind the middle post but there's a smaller basket with only a FEW, necessary cleaning goods relevant to kitchen things.

I actually washed the inside of the garbage can before putting it back in. That was so gross but I feel so much better about it now. And you can see the back of the cupboard! Which you couldn't at all before. Not joking.

I was so inspired I decided to also tackle the cabinet next to it. The cabinet that holds things that get very sporadic use but they need to stick around. Look at that. How does that even happen?

I found this wooden crate in another room and filled it with canning supplies - lids, spices, etc.

Also found a thrifted metal shelf on legs to use. Granted the after isn't THAT much better, but at least I know where things are and I can get to them. There is something to be said for that!

Now I'm eyeballing every cabinet. Which shall be next to fall under my cleaning craze? Muah-hahahahahahahaaaaa! ;)

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Natalie said...

lol....all of the counter and table space in my kitchen is covered in stuff from my pantry right now. We inherited an ant problem from the previous owners and just recently figured that out. We're giving it a spackle and fresh coat of paint as soon as we can declare victory over the ants.

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Don't you just feel better? I love it when I can clean, purge out anything.
What I don't understand is after I do this somehow a few months later we are back wherewe started. I like to blame that on other family members.

Have a great weekend!

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Oh my gosh you just inspired me to take a look under my kitchen sink! And I absolutely agree about the coffee 'person' having to clean up the grounds! Great post and I enjoyed my stumble over here. Have a great weekend!