Here is a story about a lovely young couple, lets call them Betty and George, who recently moved into their newly built brand new home and were expecting their first baby on the way! The mom-to-be was still working full time, and feeling that lack of energy you feel when growing a baby inside. Their home had not yet become the home they imagined as many of their belongings were still in boxes. Including their kitchen. They had done their best in a hurry to unpack their kitchen so that they could begin preparing meals in their new home. Soon afterward they realized they hadn’t made best use of all this new space, and wasn’t sure how to organize their kitchen cupboards and pantry to create ease, flow and convenience. They also desired a pantry that looked more like the ones they seen on Pinterest and Instagram.
My first project for Betty and George started in the heart of the home, the kitchen. After picking up the white sleek bins at Ikea, and prepping labels I had arranged to get into the home to work solo while they were both at their jobs, allowing them the treat of coming home to a transformed kitchen and pantry after work! This project took me 4 hours hands on to complete (though this time can fluctuate depending on the project).
Check out the before photo of the pantry:
I pulled everything out of the pantry, and kitchen cupboards to assess what is here, and then creating organizational zones and putting everything away organized! They wanted something easy to maintain, and minimal, here is what I created for this lovely young family:
This couple was able to come home after a long day of work, and walk into this gorgeously organized kitchen and pantry! What a nice treat for an expecting mother, and a couple who had recently moved into their custom built home!
Closer to the due date, Betty reached out for help organizing the baby’s room, particularly the clothing! She had received many hand-me downs, gifts and also made some purchases of some very cute clothing for baby boy. Being a first time mom she wasn’t sure how to best create an easy-flow for the change station, storing similar sizes of clothing together, where to store the larger clothing and how to fold everything. We worked together in the baby room, discussing how she imagined her to use the space, while I shared my experience with my two children, and we were able to go trim down the hand-me downs and complete the room in 3 hours.
I am so excited for this family to welcome in their newest addition, and will always be here for future projects. Here are some photos of the organized baby room: