4.16.2012

Packing Tips ~ Kitchen Organization

So my husband thinks I am a freak of nature for even doing this...but, we are moving in a month, and I had alot of time on my hands at work last night...SO, while I only had one patient to take care of...I virtually organized my future  kitchen. :)  Megan, from Honey We're Home wrote her 15 Tips For an Organized Move, which I have been referencing as I begin packing. She was actually the inspiration behind my extreme organization...so you can thank Megan for my insanity :)  

I took these two images and numbered all the cabinets...separating the top from the bottom.  I did this because the thought of packing, unpacking, and organizing a new kitchen was overwhelming to me.   I felt that if I took some time to create a plan of where things would go, I could save alot of time and simplify unpacking when we move in.  So, since I had nothing else to do...I spent about 20 minutes and created this:



I plan to print out both of these pictures to have when I am unpacking my boxes.  Each box will be labeled with:

1.  What is inside
 &
2.  What Cabinet it belongs to

So, unpacking should run very smoothly, with little stress!  
I spent a little time really trying to think about items I use most often and assigned them to cabinets that made sense for us.  So, just in case you are wondering, here is what I came up with:


Every week, I'll be sharing some tips on an organized and efficient move...let's just hope my husband doesn't kill me before then :)



14 comments:

  1. You are going to be SO organized! What a wonderful plan. Moving can be so much work- here's to a painless and happy move!!

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  2. Great idea - I love that kitchen :)

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  3. What a great idea! That would make the unpacking process sooo much easier! If you are like me, the kitchen is always the first thing I like to get in order :)

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  4. Great idea!! I might have to use this next time we move so I'm not so stressed out!! :)

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  5. Love this! We're packing up our kitchen tonight -- this is so helpful. Good luck with your move, sounds like you're staying super organized!

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  6. Is is weird that I think this is completely *brilliant*? It makes my little OCD heart go pitter patter (c: I definitely think this will make moving in a ton easier and less overwhelming!

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  7. GIRLLLLL I renting my house out one summer and i literally make a kitchen map so they knew where to put things and how my kitchen worked… I sooooooo get you!

    yay for organization!

    xo

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  8. Oh my goodness, you are so organized!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  9. This is a fantastic idea! Watch out Martha Stewart!

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  10. This type of thing makes me so giddy! Ha! I love that it's Megan's fault :) Such a brilliant idea. I need to bookmark this.

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  11. What a perfect move! All these packing plans plus the help of furniture removals can ensure one with a smooth move.

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