The kitchen wall shelves are finally up and painted.
They got filled pretty quickly. I was able to take much of my food out of my yellow pantry in the dining room and put it on these shelves.
This will help me stop buying the same thing over and over again and not realizing I already have it because it’s not readily accessible.
I like being organized, and now I feel like I have an organized kitchen. I know where to find things. And they’re easy to get to.
I asked the manager if it was okay before I had the new maintenance man put these shelves up. I’m lucky that they are very accommodating here and allow me to do pretty much whatever I want.
If I lived in an apartment where I couldn’t make any changes, I would get bored fast.
I put the blue cutting board up on the top shelf. Ivy just loves to chew on the ends. Oh, that cat!
I put my Keurig coffee maker up there on the top shelf as well. Right in the corner. Anyone who wants a quicker cup of coffee than I can make in my Cuisinart is welcome to bring it down.
I’ve found that the K-cups tend to be a bit strong for me. It’s just easier to use the Cuisinart and add less coffee grounds.
The photo below is the adjacent wall to the tiny hallway where I hung cutting boards.
Storage is so important in smaller homes. I’m working on adding what storage I need a bit at a time.
I try to utilize the wall space to also store things instead of always using my flat surfaces. My counters already have enough stuff on them.
In the time I’ve lived here, which will be 5 years in April, I’ve turned this apartment into a home I love. Not to mention the patio!