Fluff Post: Help me Organize my Kitchen
My house was built in 1950. We are a family of 4, living in what is essentially 850 square feet of space. The house has a full basement, but it is unfinished and not the most comfortable place to spend time.
The kitchen especially needs some help. It's galley-style, and very small. I don't have a TON of appliances but I find it hard to find room for everything I do have. Here are some pictures.
This is, basically, all the counterspace I have. You can see a microwave, a coffee grinder, a blender (the blendy parts are in the dishwasher), a coffee pot (some water balloons are behind it, gotta keep them secret), a toaster and some cleaning supplies.
The cabients and the set of drawers are the only ones available. I can't even really use the lower left cabinet, and I'll show you why...
That's pretty much the only place the garbage can go. The bag is recycling, and the broom and mop can only go there, as far as I can tell...
This is the other side of the kitchen. Here you see my pet food nook (the only other place I can think to put the garbage, but it's too small, and then where would the pet food go?)
And on the other side of the stove, I've placed a butcher block, where I store the fruit I buy, and prep food.
That dark stain there is from the people I rented my house out to leaving engine parts on it. The sink is similarly stained. I hate them.
Under the butcher block I have a crock pot, a waffle iron, a grill set, and a set of mixing bowls that are too wide to fit in my tiny cabinets.
That's pretty much the whole kitchen. The dishwasher and fridge are to the right of the sink, and there is nowhere else for either of them to be. I had to lose a cabinet to install the dishwasher :/
I need to find a different place to put the garbage and recycling, the pet food, and a storage solution for unused appliances and pots/pans/storage containers so that I can have more counter space.