Quick and Easy Small Kitchen Organization

Ya’ll.  I have been SO busy lately.  No, I do not have kids (yet), but between my full-time job and multiple side hustles I feel like I barely have time to breathe when I get home.  This results in neglecting my daily household chores and the clutter piles up.

Let’s jump into some facts. Did you know that disorganization causes stress and anxiety? It is a proven fact that a cluttered home or work-space will leave us feeling anxious, hopeless, and overwhelmed.  Why does mess give us so much stress?

Clutter is constantly sending signals to our brain stimulating and overwhelming it, causing difficulties in relaxing both mentally and physically. I don’t know about you guys, but my kitchen gets very cluttered VERY quickly. We have a pretty small kitchen, so it’s not hard to accumulate clutter.  

Since one of my side-hustles involves my kitchen, I spend a lot of time in there in the clutter and stressed OUT. So, I’m here to share some quick and easy tips I found to declutter and organize our kitchen!

  1. Keep a cutting board over the sink for temporary extra counter space.  Don’t mind me, I’m just running to my closest store to get a new cutting board because this is GENIOUS.  I have limited counter space, so this is a very functional (and aesthetically pleasing) way to add space and get my extra bowls off the countertops while cooking.

2. Use a shoe organizer to store cleaning products under the sink.  This is another SUPER easy one!  You can pick one of these up for a few bucks, cut it to fit the cabinet you’re wanting to organize, then split everything up.  The best part of this is that it doesn’t just apply to the kitchen area.

3. Hang some cork board on the inside of your cabinets.  This one is also super cheap and REALLY handy.  I cannot tell you how many times i’ve had to pull every single thing out of my drawer trying to find a tablespoon.  You can find these in the office section at any store for relatively cheap, and usually they already come with little stickers that you can use to attach them!  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Well those are all of the tips I have for you this Monday!  I hope these help you organize your kitchen (big or small) and help relieve some of the stress from your day to day.

Happy organizing!

Kelsee Painter, OWL Blogger

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Sweet Sandy Wiggins, a resident of Oneonta, grew up with a love of organizing and rearranging spaces in her own home. Her friends and family lovingly refer to her as the “girl scout” of the group because of her knack for keeping things organized and beautified. Her passion for decluttered space and eye catching order landed her a spot on the OWL team. She is married to her best friend, Dwight, of 27 years and has three wonderful grandchildren to dote on. Sandy loves meeting new people, creating happy spaces for our clients and caring for those closest to her. We are blessed to have her on the team!

Stacie is a coveted member of our OWL team. She has an eye for organization and design that will make you wonder why she didn’t pursue this passion full time! A project manager by day, her life revolves around order and keeping everyone on track. As a weekend warrior, she assists in Saturday projects and makes our clients wish they could hire her for weeks at a time! She lives in Trussville with her husband, daughter and two dogs and enjoys spending time with friends and family, yard sale hopping and Alabama football (Roll Tide!).

Margaret Hale, the beautiful southern belle from Birmingham, is our newest addition to OWL.

She is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management and a professional chef. Margaret has worked for Southern living, owns a catering company and co-owned a restaurant in Huntsville, AL. Since cooking wasn’t her only passion, she decided to join our team and expand on her love of organizing and home décor. Her eye for flare and spirit of excellence makes her the perfect addition to our team.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being in ministry, and creating the best new recipes around.

For many years Susan has been the go-to organizer and stager for her friends and family. Having a long-time passion and naturally inclined skill set for making spaces purposeful, she decided to pursue a career in the industry. She has an endearing and meaningful memory of decorating her bedroom as a child. This included transforming bar stools into multi-story Barbie Doll townhouses. In her past lives, Susan was a Restaurateur, Executive Sales Manager, and a Cosmeceutical Sales Rep. When asked about her biggest accomplishment, she’ll gush about her gratitude for the blessing of having raised a good and decent human being. Her son is currently a grad student at the University of Florida’s MBA program.

Susan resides in Birmingham with her husband of twenty-six years and their pack of fur babies. This includes four cats and a “little” 110 lb. dog. Her lifelong platform is animal rescue and advocation.

“No matter how educated, talented, rich, or cool you believe you are, how you treat others ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything.”

Meet Miranda! The one that keeps our wheels turning and always answers the phone with a smile on her face.

She loves fishing, family, and all things nerd – which is 1000% why we love her so much!

Miranda lives in Odenville with her husband, precious baby boy, and a sassy cat.