For example, I'm in these cabinets and drawer every day, and the organization and tool placement works just fine for me:
The cabinet that holds my mixing bowls and baking supplies was not as neat and clean, however. In fact, two specific things about it were driving me nuts. Take a look:
Do you see the problems? My Silpat mats (second shelf up behind the Pyrex mixing bowl) were constantly unrolling and getting all over the place. The top two shelves were also a mess.
I solved the Silpat problem by securing them with plastic cuffs meant for gift wrap rolls. Worked like a charm!
And since I bake pies and cakes a lot more often than bread, I moved the cake pans within arms reach on the third shelf and moved the bread pans up to the top shelf. Doesn't that look so much neater? It certainly is a lot more practical.
It's important to me that my kitchen is organized and neat. Obviously, it makes navigating the space to prepare meals much easier. But more than that, I find that a neat kitchen does wonders for my mood. If I can manage clutter in my kitchen to make it a fun and efficient place, then surely I can do the same for the rest of my house. A clean, organized kitchen gives me hope! Onward to the rest of the TMI house!