Sunday I woke up for a sunrise run with Poppy, we are both doing RnR Dallas this weekend and need to get in a few runs beforehand - with all the traveling and rain I haven't been running like I usually do. The time changes is killing me this week, just so tired when I wake up, but I know it will take a week or so to get my body adjusted.
Came home to my boys still sleeping, Aiden hasn't been sleeping well in his crib and Saturday he was calling 'Mommy Mommy' around 10pm so I went and made him sleep with me LOL I just want to cuddle and he really prefers to sleep in his own bed. Anyways we found out his sound machine was broken and that's why he wasn't sleeping, he wakes up throughout the night and will push the sound machine on and put himself back to sleep.
When I was at Smart Success one thing Chalene talked about how your surroundings affect your life. Especially when you work from home your environment needs to be one that fosters success, they asked us to think of one room in our house that causes stress, mine was my kitchen! I spend a lot of time in my kitchen, probably more than any other room in my house and when I first started to work from home I couldn't walk through it with out wiping something down or putting something away. It was SUCH a distraction for me. Things have improved since I've moved my office upstairs, I don't have to constantly walk though the kitchen.
I cook more often now and I can never find what I'm looking for, which just makes preparing meals that much longer to accomplish. So Sunday Oliver and I took a few hours to organize some of the cabinets, we still have more to do, but already I feel more in control and less stressed in there.
My next house will have a walk in pantry for sure, but until then I have to make due with what I have - I had an entire self dedicated to pasta, we rarely if ever, eat pasta anymore so I got rid of all of it. Anything that's been in there for more than 6 months had to go. Another tip I learned that is SO SIMPLE but made complete sense was to put your trigger foods out of eye sight. You know those items you have a hard time not eating, I put those up high behind other items so I don't see them every time I open the pantry! As you can see we are obsessed with Combat Bars, don't buy them at Wal Mart - they are NOT the same - I bought on sale from Bodybuilding.com
The spice cabinet was another area that was a disaster, we have 2 or 3 of several spices because I never know if we are out! I put them in alphabetical order, so simple yet makes a huge difference!!
The same for the baking supples and vitamins, making my protein pancakes is now easier and faster because I don't have to hunt for the baking powder or extracts.
I'm still needing to find a better way to store my pots and pans and my protein powders - those tubs are too freaking big! I may get some stackable tupperware and transfer them into those for easy storage.
Do you guys have any simple storage ideas for the kitchen?