I’m starting out the new year by spending the month of January organizing my kitchen, and I’d love to invite you to join me!

When we moved into our house I basically took advantage of the many cabinets and drawers I had and threw stuff in there. It’s been a huge priority to me to plan out my kitchen better, and to also work on creating a kitchen binder with our favorite meals in there, one that my children can open up and make meals from.

I thought it would be nice to do this with you all, so I’d love to invite you to join me on this challenge!

Here is what I have planned for the four weeks:

Simplifying Meal Planning

We are going to set up a super easy meal planning system so we don’t have to constantly think through what we are going to make for meals.

Setting Up Your Menu Binder

Can you believe I still don’t have a good binder set up for all my favorite recipes? It’s been on my to-do list for quite awhile, especially now that my children are older and helping in the kitchen. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve printed out the same muffin or pancake recipe online for my children. I’m telling you, it’s pathetic! This is the month to get organized!

Organizing your Pantry

You guys. My pantry is a mess. We have cleaned this thing out so many times since we bought our house. The problem is, I’ve never gone and bought actual containers and baskets and truly organized it, and labeled everything. I’m super excited to get this done!

Organizing your Cabinets and Drawers

I’m blessed with a large kitchen with plenty of cabinets. When we moved here I just quickly set stuff up in cabinets, but I didn’t think through what the best plan might be. I’m having my sister come over to help me plan this out, she is so good at this kind of thing!  I haven’t forgotten the 3 years we lived in a super small kitchen though (and fun fact, my sister and brother in law are currently living in the same house while they look for a house to buy. So crazy to go back to our old house!).

This is an old picture, we have the wallpaper down now, but it gives you an idea of the cabinet space I have.

I even have it all broken down into steps for you all, so every day there is one task that you can accomplish. I do best when I have a list that tells me exactly what to do. For all of you ladies who thrive on checking things off a list, there of course is a checklist box for you to do this every day. I know it makes my sister’s day when she gets to check things off her list. 🙂 Maybe this will be the year that I get a thrill out of that. Ha!

While you can use any kitchen binder, I’m using our Well Ordered Kitchen Planner and I would love to walk you through setting it up along with me! It even has super cute mason jar labels included for when we get to the pantry section. The Well Ordered Kitchen is on sale for 50% off right now, to help you jumpstart your kitchen organization project. It’s a great tool, and makes this challenge so much easier!

I created a daily printable chart that walks you through the challenge, and I’ll be writing more detailed blog posts going into how to do some of these challenges as the month goes along!

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    5 Comments on Organize Your Kitchen Challenge!

    1. Great timing, I’ve just sorted my recipe binder. I’ve done the same and sorted several recipes to go with each type of main dish e.g. pasta, vegetarian, chicken breasts, chicken thighs, beef, mince etc. And over the next few weeks I will try to tackle each one, so a month of no repeats! Well we’ll see how the plan goes, but a good start. Yes the rest of my kitchen stuff was unpacked and stayed there too – needs attention!

    2. Brings back memories! When we moved into our home 24 years ago, my mother and my son’s GF unpacked and set up my kitchen. It took a long time until I got it re-organized. Some times I’ll change things around even now … like after the day that my friend commented that she thought I should have coffee mugs above the coffeemaker. Yep, good idea! BTW, while I”m sure your house is lovely the way you decorated, I love the wallpaper that was in your kitchen!

    3. I just fund your blog through Pinterest and I am now a supporter. The Lord has Laid it upon my heart to dress more modestly since I will be ordained as a minister later this month. I’m so happy that he has lead me to your page. I feel the Love that you have for our father and for his kingdom. Thank you for being an example of his grace.

      • This is a good reminder that I need to put all of our recipes that we’e experimented with into a binder. We have a tradition where each Saturday we pick an online recipe that we haven’t tried and shop for all of the ingredients to make for Sunday dinner. My husband and I wanted to make sure our children knew how to cook and how to use proper manners. We make the meal together as a family and we eat with our china at the dining room table. My kids are 18, 15, and 12 year-old twins. Hopefully, one day they will thank us for teaching them to be self sufficient in the kitchen, and they’ll have a binder full of their favorite recipes when they go out into the world. Thanks for the reminder!

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