This is the fifth and final week of the Make Room Challenge and this week the task was the kitchen. Our kitchen is really in pretty good shape already so I basically just spiffed it up a little bit.
I made sure all the surfaces where cleared and things were put away where they needed to be. I also rearranged a few pictures and things to refresh the space.
Melissa writes in her book, Make Room For What You Love, about having daily tasks that help over time to build into basic habits that make it that much easier keep things in order. I guess I have always done that but I didn't really think about it until reading the book. I try to take time to pick up as I go along which means no need for all day clean ups!
Here is what my kitchen looked like today:
The large double doors hide our laundry center and the next door is our bathroom (not the best location, but I hope to change that someday). The door in the corner by the refrigerator is the pantry.
I love our pantry! I will share more on the inside of it tomorrow.
Our kitchen is open to our sitting area (with a loft above - where I hang quilts) and dining room which I think is great when we are working in there and the kids are playing.
So, that's my farmhouse kitchen. I hope to do some minor updates to it at some point (like real granite counters, etc) but for now just having it clean and organized feels great! Be sure to check out the Make Room Challenge and Melissa's book Make Room For What You Love and thanks for following along on my progress. I plan to keep sharing my projects as I go so stay tuned.