Organizing Tips: Storage Food Containers and More is on the blog today! It’s been 18-months since we moved to a clean slate house — a lot of changes in every room mostly from DIY projects. And while I love all of them, this Ikea hack is by far my favorite. Its sure adds storage in our dining room that otherwise of non-existent.
Since my husband and I agreed to settle into a mortgage-free home, I knew then that there would be many features on my list that I had to sacrifice. First off, we bought a 4-bedroom/ 3-bathroom single-family home that’s about 2,400 square feet instead of a two-story that I have ever wanted. Now as I look back, I’m beyond grateful for this home for so many reasons. Although there are still more DIY projects on my list into turning this house into a home, I put more emphasis on organizing and decorating. I’m giving myself another year to complete all the DIY projects.
As I completed a few projects, I realized that I didn’t take lots of photos when we bought the house. I’ll surely do that to the next one. 🙃 Slowly I turn this house into a home. The bright side of having a clean slate house offers interior design opportunities showcasing our personalities. So, that’s cool! But the lack of storage was challenging.
After considering our budget, Ikea hack makes sense. Fast forward we chose the Hemnes over Billy items because we want storage that’s very sturdy, well built and will last. Hemnes is a solid wood line of furniture by Ikea, and although it’s a bit pricey, it’s worth every penny. But- can I tell you a little secret though? When the items were delivered into multiple boxes, I almost cried because only then that I realized I have had hands full in the next few days. I tackled this project when I joined the six-weeks One Room Challenge last October (Fall 2018) as part of our dining room makeover. Read the post here.
As you can see, the six drawers are perfect for storage. All six drawers I used for storing food containers and other miscellaneous items. Before the Hemnes storage, I keep the things here.
Let’s talk about how I used each drawer to keep storage food containers and other miscellaneous items.
On the right side, the top drawer I used it to store the extra kitchen towels, oven mitts, and potholders.
The second drawer I used to keep the gold cutlery set (that we only use on special occasions) in acrylic organizers along with the tablecloth napkins and placemats.
And the bottom drawer which has more space I used to hold the storage food containers and mason jars. A bin or a basket is not needed to corral the items. All items perfectly fit in the space.
On the left side, the top drawer I used to store extra kitchen towels.
The second drawer I used to keep miscellaneous items with acrylic organizer.
And the bottom drawer I used to hold the extra storage food containers. I corral the items with acrylic organizer.
As a minimalist, I refrain from keeping tons of extras. But in this case after finding a balance between less and more keeping these items make sense.
Where do you keep your storage food containers and other dining related items?