Organize Kitchen Challenge Results: Before & After Pictures For Hall Of Fame
We've had a lot of participants in the organize kitchen challenge this week, and I have to say I'm so very proud of each and every one of you.
Honestly, there are a lot more participants in this challenge than what I have featured here. We're up to five different pages of pictures so far because so many of you have shared your accomplishments with me in the comments and also on the site's Facebook wall or directly onto the site. Each person who's participated should feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in what you've done. So, keep up the good work.
As you know, this week's challenge is all about kitchen organization, and specifically about clearing our countertops and sink. If you haven't participated in the challenge yet, you still can (whenever you want -- not just this week).
In addition, I accept hall of fame submissions at any time, not just during the week the challenge is running, because whenever you accomplish this task in your home you should be able to show off! You can submit your hall of fame submission here if you're interested.
So, without further ado, here is part 1 of the hall of fame for week #1 of the 52 Weeks to an Organized Home Challenge.
No Pictures Of My Organized Kitchen Since I Was So Excited!
(Warsaw, IN. USA!)
Shannon is also in the Organize Kitchen Challenge hall of fame, even without pictures (I don't require them, just encourage them!).
I got so excited to start this challenge I went straight to the kitchen and got busy! Hints no before picture.
I have to admit that I have no appliances on my counters to start with so that section was a breeze. My hardest part was what to do with everything that needed a new home.
We are pretty big crafters in my house and my counter is where it all goes down. So gettin all of those supplies organized and stored back where they belong was a challenge!
It is done and I will be trying my hardest to keep it this way. I just love walking in and seeing clean counter! Thank You So Very Much!
Thanks so much for sharing your accomplishment with me Shannon. It sounds like you did a great job.
I know what you mean about making a new place for stuff that is accumulating on your counters being tough. Of course, if it already had a designated space which was easy to get to it most likely would't be accumulating to begin with. We all suffer from this problem now and again, so please don't think I'm singling you out!
That is why thinking of the functions of your kitchen is so important, and to be intentional about what you do there. Otherwise, little problems creep in and become huge messes if we're not focusing on them. I'm glad you've reclaimed your space for what you want it to be used for!
LisaT shared her "after" pictures with me, as part of this Organize Kitchen Challenge.
I'm so glad I got this done! It just makes me happy walking into my kitchen!
I didn't get a before photo, but that's probably a good thing - will get one for the next challenge! I'm very proud of the after though! Thanks!
Congratulations Lisa! It looks wonderful, and there looks like there is so much room now for you to do what you want in there.
I noticed you have coffee mugs hanging on the wall in your kitchen from your photos. Those hooks are a great way to keep something you use often handy and easily accessible, but still off the flat surfaces of your counter to give you more room. It is a great way to utilize what is otherwise unusable space.
Definitely send me more pictures after the next challenge. I want to see even more success!
It Only Took A Couple Of Hours To Find New Homes For Things And Clean Up!
by Tina @ Dancing in The Fire
Tina from Dancing in The Fire also blogged about her accomplishments in this week's Organize Kitchen Challenge.
She says "it only took me a couple of hours to find new homes for things and clean up!" It is amazing what just a few hours can do, isn't it! Plus, all the time spent organizing should be thought of as an investment since it will pay you back in time saved, later, several fold!
I also like that she cleared off her kitchen table as part of the challenge. This area of our homes, along with our counters are typically where we dump all types of items and Tina says hers was just the same way. Look at that beautiful clear table now! I know she and her family will now be able to enjoy some nice meals there, which is well worth the effort of clearing it off.
Tina has even more pictures on her blog, so make sure to check them out.
Great job Tina, and please share more of your accomplishments on your blog in the future!
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