how to stay organized | a look at my kitchen

  1. Alison says:

    Loved this post. When the pandemic hit, this was the first thing I did. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. I also found out how many cans of diced tomatoes I had, 12, why? It was because they were spread out in different places. It ended up saving me money and expanded my recipes in rotation. This was a great addition to your posts.

  2. Paula says:

    Beth, this couldn’t come at a better time as I am trying to declutter my house. I’m looking forward to your other tips. My closet and bathroom are two big clutter areas. I’m working on it though. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Lindsey A says:

    One of my favorite organization hacks in the kitchen has been the snack cupboard accessible to my 7 year old (just wrapped 1st grade). There is a healthy snack caddy, and a treat snack caddy. I replenish them every 2 weeks or so. Every day she helps pack her school lunch by picking out 2 from the healthy, 1 from the treat. She gets choice, moderated so it’s not 3 oreo packets every day!

    I also love stoneware crocks by the stove for my most used utensils, one for rubberized/silicone, one for wood/bamboo. Can storage where as one is removed, another rolls forward (for the things I buy in bulk – chicken stock, tomatoes, coconut milk). And finally, plastic caddies or small cookie sheets for in the fridge. If something leaks, much easier to clean those (dishwasher!) than take out a whole shelf!

  4. Linda Aulgur says:

    You look great, even barefoot! I was pleased to know you go w/o shows in summer, like me.
    I found the little flat turntables work well in refrigerator shelves as well, to hold less-frequently used tiny jars.


  5. Joanne says:

    Love the new organizational postings! Please keep them up, so helpful!

  6. Eve says:

    Some good ideas there. I love see through on canisters or boxes. I also make good use of mud pans that are meant for Sheetrock hangers but work so well for little packets of seasoning blends. You can’t organize clutter so getting rid of duplicates is a good idea. I love the rollout shelves.
    That pink top is so pretty!

  7. Andrea says:

    Oh Beth, too funny, we both have the same pulls on the kitchen doors. I received strange looks about the library pulls, but I have always loved them.

    Love the organization tips. I have started doing the doing the Marie Kondo style detoxing the cupboards of only keeping what really makes you happy, so your tips are a welcome and timely fit!

    Love your hair slightly back, like that too. It looks great in a bob. And of course ‘the question’ – lipstick shade/brand please. That is such a bright joyful colour. I’m curating my lipsticks down to 3 and a gloss – hence all the questions. Stay safe and enjoy the summer🥂

  8. Nancy A Reed says:

    I too love to organize so this information is great. Keep up this great topic.

  9. Suzanne Smith says:

    Lots of good useful storage solutions there. I agree–organizing the kitchen is work. I think the key is always keeping items in the same place so that you always know where they are. I don’t have a pantry either, and although we have lots of cabinets, I also have lots of dishes. One of my weaknesses! That and linens. So I’m careful where I put things. And I only put things I rarely use on top shelves. I do need to go through all my spices–God knows I’m sure I do have some several-years-old marjoram in there! 😉

  10. Camille Buchanan says:

    Really enjoying your blog! Inspired to spruce up my wardrobe- jewelry and accessories. 73- not done being a girl yet!

  11. Jeni Molyneux says:

    Lovely outfit today – your top especially attractive BUT
    Beth you have a kettle! how brilliant
    -you are the first American I have seen with one so needed of course to brew tea. American friends we spent Jan /Feb with in Venice, Florida could not believe that we missed a kettle and were not happy with the microwave to make tea.
    Have done my cupboards too during lockdown.

  12. Christine says:

    I love organizing closets, rooms etc.
    it is actually a pleasant thing for me….. call me odd 🤪 It is much like putting a puzzle together only it is a dynamic functional puzzle.
    My “go to” spot is Container Store
    BTW – I tried the Witt and Wisdom jeans in black at your recommendation – what a find!!! Thank you much!

  13. Christine says:

    Container Store favorite piece:
    Turntable with higher sides. Y
    Things do not fall off. I have one in my refrigerator, under kitchen sink, and under each bathroom vanity!

  14. Joanie says:

    Hi Beth
    This post makes me want to clean out my kitchen cupboards. It is a good time to clean out my lazy Susan and pantry shelf during this pandemic. My husband likes to help with this, too. I found your post about Mr. Style truly moving and raw. You are a brave, strong woman. I can’t believe it has been a year since his passing and I continue to think of you and your family every time I read your blog. I appreciate it so much! It gives me some semblance of normalcy at this time. Please keep writing and posting. Hugs!

  15. Nancy A Reed says:

    I am always looking for better ways to organize. Thank you for this helpful posting.

  16. Elizabeth keenan says:

    Hello Beth,
    Every email l receive from you gives me so much inspiration. Interestingly l have just reorganised my kitchen cupboards and pantry.
    We are in lockdown 4(severe) here in Melbourne, Australia and l am remote learning, teaching fashion and textiles from home to 180 students. It has been an amazing challenge but l am enjoying it. I just love all the “fashion” that you present, and l certainly appreciate all the time and effort you put into creating these amazing topics. When we return to the “new ” normal l am so looking forward to creating a new wardrobe. Again “thank you” for the amazing inspiration you give to so many. I would to have the opportunity to meet you in person one day.
    Stay safe
    Elizabeth Keenan

  17. Cindy Bulharowski says:

    Beth – thanks very much for answering my comment of 8/28/20. I rarely look at Facebook so didn’t realize what you were doing over there…my apologies. I need to keep up and check it out. I have an account, so I better check it and see what’s happenin’!

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