We stayed home today to get more unpacking done. We got most of the kitchen boxes empty. That was our focus today. We started this morning organizing the shelves where I keep my large electric cook ware.
I have more room here which I will use later. There are five shelves in this unit but I could not get back far enough to show it. We have a small space here at the end of the garage because we do want to be able to put our new car inside. Which we will do once we get unpacked.
This is all that still needs to be unpacked and a few others that need to be stored. We have ordered a pull down ladder to the area over the garage but they have not come yet to see if it can be done here. Once that is done we will have the garage cleaned up and the car under cover. The pantry got a face lift also. It is really a very small space but Norman did such a good job building it, I have all the room I need. He even added a new shelf today.
The bottom shelf is the new one. I used to try and do my baking out here on the top shelf but that was in the winter. Most of the year it is far too hot out here to work so it will be just for my pot, pans and some food.
This shows you the space. There are five shelves high on each side. One side has wide shelves the other very narrow for spices and small jars. I have most of my pots and pans hung on the ends and back of the one wall.
These are my spices I need to put away. As you can see I have far more spices than I could ever put on those shelves so as soon as Patty gets home I will set up a date for her to help me and we will go through them and Patty can take any she uses and I will keep the few I really want to use now. We don’t eat as much as we used to and we don’t need all the sauces anymore either. So many of these will just have to go!
Back in the kitchen, I love my big chopping block on the counter there. I will have to remove it when I make bread so I can put my molding board down but that is no trouble. The kitchen is well organized now and will need very little changing.
The kitchen counter extends into the living room area. There I took out the large notebooks I had there and have put my radio/record player, it is less cluttered and allows me to listen to my music as I work.
On the other hand the guest bedroom/craft room gets buried deeper and deeper until now there is just a narrow aisle down the center. When all else is done I’ll get this organized and put in order so I can use it.
And the living room is getting there. I need my new book cases before I can empty all the boxes so tomorrow we will look to see if we can find what we want. In the meanwhile there is enough room cleared there to relax at night. Norman is in his chair and mine is waiting so I think I’ll join him. Have a great day.