With the kids back in school full time I wanted to take the time to streamline the office area in my kitchen. You all know how quickly this area can get cluttered and out of control.
The finished result makes the kitchen look much more spacious.
In order to get the whole effect, take a look at where I started.
The overflowing bulletin board was useful yet a constant source of frustration to me. It seemed to overpower the small wall and eat up visual space in the kitchen.
The counter top is a clutter magnet for anything and everything I'm too lazy to deal with right away. Kids toys, parts of projects, returns, pet rocks - - you name it.
Once it's all cleaned up it looks good.
The tiny wall looks so much better now don't you think?
I kept one of the magnetic strips to hold stamps, grocery list, shopping list and the like.
I added a wire mesh file pocket, thirteen dollars from Office Depot. Simple folders were each labeled and hold things like gym schedules, reciepts, school calendars, permission slips, etc. On the front I've used a binder clip to hold anything that needs to be taken care of a.s.a.p or outgoing mail.
I also kept the purse hook. I love my purse hook. Its so handy and helpful. I think we should all have purse hooks.
A few small changes had a big impact on the kitchen. And I'm loving it.
Talk to you soon,