Little by little I’ve been making various swaps around our kitchen over the past couple of years in an effort to make things more aesthetically pleasing and organized. Small changes here and there have made all the difference in my mood since I spend so much time there (especially now more than ever!). Everything from donating things I didn’t use regularly that were taking up precious space so I could rearrange and gain more food storage, to simply adding a more curated touch to the everyday used items. I’m sure you’re feeling this way too… so much time in the kitchen… we may as well strive to make it our happy place.
A couple years back I first got the itch to organize all of my dry goods into glass canisters which also helps me visually see what we have for meal prep and keeps our pantry a bit more organized. I actually display most of our dry goods out on our open shelving which made room for other things like the plethora of toddler snacks and cereals that seem to be taking over(!). Things spiraled from there–realizing that I could easily swap out plastic tupperware in place of glass jars (I reuse all of the jars I get from our local Co-Op to store food in). I also love these reusable stasher bags (which now come in a plethora of pretty colors) for food storage and packing snacks when out.
I’ve taken things up a notch again since being home so much during this quarantine period. Displaying olive oil in a pretty ceramic bottle. Rearranging our drawers so our pots and pans fit better (always annoying). Organizing our linens (I’ve been using linen napkins nightly for dinners which saves on a ton of paper waste) and finally bought placemats as I’m realizing how messy Rex is when eating, which is saving our table.
Here are some of the kitchen items I’ve purchased recently and that I currently have my eye on as well.
Moroccan Tea Glasses
These Moroccan tea glasses are the perfect size for a small sip or to give Rex to drink out of. They’re fragile so he’s learned the importance of treating our things nicely (love these recycled glass tumblers too). I also have a set of small vintage glasses that I drink wine out of from my grandma that I love and found some similar French wine glasses. Perfect for a small pours.
I’ve been needing new tea towels and found a number of affordable options on Etsy. If you’re just looking for something plain and simple and affordable again, Magic Linen is a great option. They have so many colors.