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{Moving} Virtually unpacking the kitchen

It is with great joy and excitement that I announce to you:  This morning we signed the lease on the completely renovated 1000-sq ft ranch house that we fell hard for a few weeks ago.  Even more exciting?  Our landlord gave us the keys when we signed on Tuesday, even though we planned for May 1st occupancy.  Um, yeah – he’s pretty much awesome.

Now for the planning!

Excited about the fabulous kitchen, I used the text feature of Google Picasa to plan out where all our kitchen goodies would be stored.    With this handy guide, settling into this space will be a breeze.

Kitchen Organization

Only one dilemma:  where to store the plastic cutting sheets/boards.  I just can’t seem to find the right spot.  I guess I’ll spend 5 minutes figuring it out once I’ve unpacked everything else.

As for the other rooms – I’m still drafting floor plans for them, but moving furniture around is easy and fun.  So I don’t mind if they aren’t figured out prior to the move.

What do you think?  Is this over-the-top OCDness setting in?  Am I going to far in my pre-move planning, or is this sensible and efficient?  I love that not every shelf in every cabinet will be utilized immediately.  Hooray for empty spaces and good [supposed] fung shui.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Tim at 12:16 am

    I didn’t any dog/cat treats listed 😉

    • Reply Borrowed Abode at 8:28 am

      Good point! I’ll be storing them in the pantry, and also in a cute little jar on the counter 🙂

  • Reply Erin at 2:41 am

    Yea for an awesome kitchen with lots of cabinets! Cutting board ideas….I leave mine propped on the counter by the sink. I’m constantly using them (like 3x a day!) so they are always handy. A friend of mine has this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30087148
    only flip it over on the counter next to your sink…then you’ve always got a place to chop!

  • Reply Kevin at 4:59 pm

    You.labeled.all.of.the.drawers????

    Where was Captain Awesome at, so that he could stop this insanity!! 🙂

  • Reply Crafting a [Floor] Plan | The Borrowed Abode at 9:03 am

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  • Reply Amy Goldfine at 3:52 am

    THIS IS GENIUS!

  • Reply Cutting Board Organization: Quick FixThe Borrowed Abode | The Borrowed Abode at 9:09 am

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  • Reply Ginny Quilling at 2:07 pm

    I saw the coolest idea somewhere (I hope it wasn’t here that I saw it), if you have a tall enough cupboard to put them in – Use spring pressure curtain rods between the boards. I just keep mine upright agaimst the backsplash! Good luck.

    • Reply Jane at 5:37 pm

      Hey Ginny! No worries. Let me know if you want all three comments deleted. Glad you were able to have success with the spring rod! I love that idea!

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