Before we go on, I think I'd like to explain why my house is so cluttered. I don't know if it is really an explanation or an excuse but either way, I just don't want you guys all thinking that I am a slob.
We moved into our house on December 23, 2008. It was a very quick, unexpected move. The week of our move it was pouring down rain, sleet, snow, etc. and here we were out in it. We moved so quickly that my Christmas tree was already up and decorated in the former house and Scott picked it up and put it on the truck, decorations and all, just so we could have a tree at the new house. Because of the weather, stress and exhaustion of moving, I ended up coming down with the flu and was admitted to the hospital on December 25, that's right, folk, Christmas Day. The first Christmas in our new house and I was in the hospital.
On top of the move and the flu, I was about 3 months pregnant and sicker than a dog with morning sickness.
After recovering from the flu and the holidays, I focused on painting some of the rooms downstairs. I got the foyer, dining room, hallway and office complete and by that time I was about 6-7 months pregnant. Then, came the bedrest. Anytime I was up and walking around, I had contractions so there went by straigtening, cleaning, fixing up time.
On July 3, 2009, my sweet Baby Caleb came and it has literally taken me until now to get to the point where I can juggle 3 kids and day-to-day cleaning and straigtening. When we moved in things just kind of got thrown everywhere and there are things that I still can't find.
So, back to the kitchen . . .
All of the spices and bottles that I threw out.
BEFORE-Pot cabinet #1
BEFORE-Pot cabinet #2
BEFORE-Pot cabinet #3
AFTER-Pot cabinet #1
AFTER-Pot cabinet #2
AFTER-Pot cabinet #3
These are all of the pots/pans and lids that I don't use.
BEFORE-Utensil drawer #1
AFTER-Utensil drawer #1
BEFORE-Utensil drawer #2
AFTER-Utensil drawer #2
AFTER-Glass and cup cabinet