After we moved a cupboard out of our dining room with all of my special cutlery and crockery, I knew it was time to turn the TV-unit into our dining room server.
Hubby made a beautiful dining table just before Christmas, but there was one problem with it. It was so much larger than the one we had been using! But to me it was a nice problem to have. So with much consideration and measuring, we found a different space for the large cupboard.
Unfortunately, this large cupboard housed all of my nice crockery, cutlery and some odds and ends that had no place. Luckily there is still a sideboard/server that was close to the dining room that we used as a TV-unit. This TV-unit also housed a lot of random stuff, but I knew it will be great for my special occasion dining room things.
I got organizing…
So I got to work and brought all of the inventory that I wanted to store inside the server to the living room. After everything was in the living room I categorized it into different categories.
While I was categorizing, I through away things that I was no longer using. This mostly was packaging holders that I was still holding on to, but this took up unnecessary space!
Next, I cleared the drawers and wiped it off with a damp cloth. After cleaning, I organized them. I don’t have nice organizing bins or cutlery holders, but I used what I have. And I think it turned out just fine. One drawer even fitted all of the cutlery!
After the drawers, I cleared everything from the bottom part of the sideboard and wiped off the shelves with a damp cloth. While I was putting the crockery into the bottom part of the sideboard, I realized that I have more space than I thought. And this sparked an idea. My kitchen cupboards are also quite full of wine glasses and other special occasion glassware. So you can probably guess what came next?
I went to the kitchen and took out all the glassware that I wanted to move. Some of the glasses we haven’t even used yet and they were so dull. So I gave them a quick wash.
There weren’t enough drawers for my tablecloths, so I found a basket that I didn’t have a use for and used it for the tablecloths. And I loved it!
The dishtowels found a place under the kitchen sink where I’ve been using it regularly. I love that It is now so close to the sink and not in the next room.
Tips to organize a space
I thought that I would include some tips on how I normally go about to organize a space.
- Take everything out of the space (or cupboard or drawer) and clean it out! You will feel so much better after!
- Organize your things into categories.
- Purge everything you don’t need or use!
- Start organizing and put everything into its place!
If you have more ideas and tips or tricks on how you organize your space please let me know. I would love to learn from you as well! I will be doing more organizing projects in the weeks to come, so stay tuned!
Until next time – Keep it Classy!!