New Year’s Organizing Revolution ~ Week Two: Kitchen

Welcome to week #2 of our New Year’s Organizing Revolution Challenge!! You can read all the details and see the entire prize list here.  Let’s jump right in to our winners of Week One shall we:

Week One Winners:

First Place ~  Mom, Paper, Scissors (winner of a NeatReceipts Scanner)

Second Place ~  The Davis Family (winner of $100 gc to A Time for Everything Etsy shop)

Third Place ~  Liza (on Pinterest) (winner of a Clever Container Sophisticated File Box)

Someone will be in touch soon (if not already) to get your address.  Congratulations!  In addition to the fantastic prize you have just won, each of your names will now also be entered into the grand prize draw at the end of the month.

Linking and Voting:

I know some of you were confused about the whole linking and voting thing.  Let me break it down for you.  You can link up your kitchens on this post anytime from Monday to Thursday.  Please link up a picture that is of your actual kitchen and not a fantasy one please.

On Friday morning at 6:00 am PST, the linky switches over to voting and you’ll no longer be able to link up.  Each thumbnail picture will have a star underneath it.  Click on any star to vote but be careful because you’ll only be able to vote once.

Keep track of all the necessary timelines by printing off the official calendar here.

Kitchen Challenge:

This week we are organizing our kitchens which is typically the hub of the home for most families.  That’s why it can quickly collect clutter that piles up and can be a huge source of frustration if we don’t keep up with it on a regular basis.

Back in the spring I re-organized my own kitchen.  However as I was looking at the photos I realized that so much of it has changed already.  I’ll have to do a kitchen update post soon.  In the meantime though you can get a ton of organizing ideas from my old kitchen post here.

organized kitchen

organized kitchen 1

And the other side of the kitchen.  Don’t let all those cabinets fool you.  They are very shallow!!

organized kitchen 2

To see all my kitchen posts visit here.

The Rules:

To join our week 2 challenge, follow these 4 easy steps:

1. ORGANIZE YOUR KITCHEN space even if it’s just a drawer or a surface space. It’s all good!

2. TAKE PICTURES of your organized space.

3. LINK UP to the challenge from your blog or Pinterest (by Friday morning at 5:59 am PST). If you need help linking up from Pinterest visit this post. Each of the seven blogger hosts will display the same linky so please only link up at ONE of our sites.

4. VOTE for your favorite space of the week on the same linky on this post starting Friday morning at 6:00 am PST.  Once the linky switches to voting you’ll no longer be able to link up.  You’ll find each thumbnail will have a star underneath it.  Click on the star of your choice to cast your vote.  You’ll only be able to vote once.

The Prizes:

First Place:

A one year subscription to 5 Dinners in 1 Hour plus a clean eating slow cooker ebook

5 dinners in one hour

5 dinners in 1 hour is am make ahead meal plan system for effortless weeknight dinners. This is menu planning made easy. Spend 1 hour in the kitchen and have 5 dinners assembled for the week. Just bake, broil, slow cook or grill to have dinner on the table faster than going to the drive thru lane. Choose from Classic, Clean Eating and Gluten free plans. Each menu comes with recipes (including side dish suggestions), grocery list, assembly directions and cooking instructions all in an easy to follow format.

Second Place:

$100 worth of Fridge Coaster products


Don’t you hate scrubbing your refrigerator bins and surfaces? So do we! And now you don’t have to. We’re the husband and wife duo behind Fridge Coaster. Fridge Coasters are super absorbent “liners” that come in different sizes to fit all high traffic areas of your refrigerator. Place under produce in the crispers to keep your veggies fresh longer, or under milk and salad dressing in the doors to absorb drips that would normally dry to the bottom of your bin, ewww. Fridge Coasters provide time saving function and fashion to the inside of your refrigerator. In addition, we’re really proud to say that our sustainable product is made 100% in the USA of 30% (or more) post consumer product. We then use a UV-dried printing process which means the ink never bleeds beyond its original printed shape even when fully submerged in water! How awesome is that? Long story short, Fridge Coasters will save you a ton of time and put a smile on your face every time you open the fridge.

Third Place:

$100 Gift Certificate to Clean Mama Printables

Clean Mama

Who says homekeeping and organizing can’t be adorable, fun AND easily implemented into your life? Home of the ORIGINAL printable homekeeping kit concept, including The Cleaning Kit, The Budget + Bill Pay Kit, The Resolution Kit, The Starter Kit and more!  Clean Mama Printables is THE BEST place to get homekeeping printables that REALLY work for you AND make your life easier! Clean Mama Printables specializes in original organizational documents designed to take the WORK out of organizing your life.

Your Hostesses:

Be sure to stop by each of the blogs below to see how they organize their kitchen spaces.

Don’t forget to follow us all on Facebook and Pinterest for lots of great additional organizing tips to help you along the way!




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13 Responses to New Year’s Organizing Revolution ~ Week Two: Kitchen

  1. 2
    Kathy Cervantes says

    I have a question. I followed the instructions on how to join using pinterest to a “T” but a couple of my photos wouldn’t show : ( anyone know why?

    • 2.1
      Laura says

      I’m sorry I don’t know why but Becky from Organizing Made Fun is the expert and may be able to help you.

  2. 3
    Sara Westhead says

    Just checking that the voting system is working properly. I voted yesterday, and today, it was telling me I hadn’t voted, so I want to let you guys know in case something’s not working right.

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      Hi Sara, I’ve checked it and it seems to be working fine on this end. Strange.

      • Sara Westhead says

        Thanks – I wanted to let you know, just in case – I was able to vote for the same person again, but I had been in voting through this same page and on the same computer. The only thing I can think of is that I had to clear my cache, but that shouldn’t make a difference on your end.

        • Sara Westhead says

          Actually, my cousin went to vote and it wouldn’t let her – like she had already voted when she hadn’t.

          • Sara Westhead says

            Never mind… I think she missed the deadline… 🙁


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