KonMari Organization | Kitchen: Food Storage BEFORE & AFTER

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Published on June 30, 2016

This is 3/3 kitchen organization videos where I show you how I organized our kitchen using Marie Kondo’s book ‘Spark Joy’ as a guide. The focus of this video specifically, is how I reorganized our food storage from what had been very cluttered and inefficient, to a much more spacious and functioning kitchen. I’m thrilled with the outcome!

Related Links:
KonMari Kitchen Introduction and Organization Strategy: https://youtu.be/U-t09CZyjB8
KonMari Kitchen: Non-food Storage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcYfQuvlpsY

This series, by times, does differ from my first KonMari process in that I’m using her book, Spark Joy, as a guide but also making my own organizational changes where useful.


KonMari Purge: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
KonMari Organization: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

**New videos will be posted weekly in this series!

I’d love for you to join me in this journey – it will be fun and motivating. All positive, constructive and well-intended comments are welcome in the spirit of helping myself and others during this series! I would love your input, suggestions, feedback – including how I’m organizing this series.

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  1. For your spices, why don't you use one of the step stair type spice holder?  They sell them at Walmart and probably many other places.  You can see everything without moving anything.

  2. If you are close to a dollar general, they have a product similar to what you are looking for. I bought one, I think it was like 4 dollars maybe?? BUT it came with a little scoop and scoop holder on the side of it as well. This is a link to what I personally have (actually, this is there one for sugar, but they have one just like it for flour that is a little bigger) I love their bread savers too- http://www.organization-store.com/bread-buddy-storage-container-and-dispenser.html (I noticed you didn't have anything to keep your bread in, and these containers do really help a lot with keeping it freash longer, plus if you use banana, I cannot stress enough how imp it is to use a banana tree, and well as the green bags or blue apples for fresh fruits and veggies in the fridge http://www.amazon.com/BluApple-BA-combopack-Bluapple-One-Year/dp/B00P87B16M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463737084&sr=8-1&keywords=blue+apple or these baggies that are reusable http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Fresh-Re-Usable-Freshness-Produce/dp/B01CDOJLKU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463737134&sr=8-1&keywords=produce+saver+bags ) http://www.organization-store.com/buddeez-handy-storage-dispenser.html?cmpid=gpa&gclid=COnnh6ys6MwCFUM8gQodQFUOGA I don't have this specific container http://www.amazon.com/Ankou-UV-Blocking-Airtight-Storage-Container/dp/B01DS0ZJ7M/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1463735826&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=airtight+flour+container+with+scoop+and+leveler ( I love the scoop and holder though for this purpose) but I do have OXO pop up containers that I LOVE they are great and would be an awesome option for you for your flour, I also use OXO for my large pasta like lasagna, spaghetti noodles, etc,(similar to this without the scoop http://www.amazon.com/Ankou-Square-Airtight-Storage-Container/dp/B01DS0JJJQ/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1463736030&sr=8-7&keywords=airtight+flour+container+with+scoop )found this as well http://www.amazon.com/Solutions-Progressive-Flour-Keeper-Leveler/dp/B005M8Y41Q and just another thing I found http://www.amazon.com/Sistema-Storage-Ingredients-Container-Measuring/dp/B00284AG78/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1463736141&sr=8-3&keywords=flour+storage+container and this is cool http://www.amazon.com/Airtight-Handle-Large-Cup-10-15/dp/B007V4IWIU/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1463736141&sr=8-15&keywords=flour+storage+container AND if you have alot of flour or powdery substances to work with I found this article useful http://www.thekitchn.com/how-i-organized-all-those-little-bags-of-glutenfree-flour-202355 Hope some of this helps. I live in the states, but in a rural area without a vehicle and I cannot tell you how much a life saver it has been to be able to order online, and a Amazon prime membership is worth it if you are going to order a lot over the year (bc it's free shipping) but you can get a free 30 day trial of it to see how you like it at first, bc it has other perks as well! Love you videos, just started with the Kondo Marie Method and I'm loving it! Thanks for taking the time to do all these videos! God Bless, Amberlynn

  3. Teri D

    Have been watching a bunch of your videos. They are great. Your deep cabinets made me comment. Have you checked out the pull out baskets you can get many places. I like the ones from Ikea but there isn't one anywhere near me. Have also seen some at the hardware store, maybe even walmart?

  4. You mentioned that you plastic containers were BPA free but I noticed you have a lot of can food, did you know that these have an inside lining of BPA plastic.

  5. I just read your "about" section and I see you're a fellow Nova Scotian! I thought there was a bit of a Cape Breton accent, but I see it's New Glasgow instead. I'm in Yarmouth County.

  6. Hi! I enjoyed this video and got some good ideas. I have — and use — a ton of spices and the narrow cupboard I have them in is inconvenient, so maybe I'll move them to the wide one over the microwave.

  7. Looks very workable! Has Mari Kondo made her way into your fridge, too? Love how much information you pack into your videos! TFS

  8. Hi😊 I just found your channel through Rachel from simple sweet home! Just subscribed to your channel!!! I also have a channel where I share home organization, Hauls, DIYs … God bless~Jacqueline

  9. Hagelslag!! If you ever need/want dutch chocolatsprinckles or something like that, let me know, i would be happy to send it to you :)

  10. looks nice my wife re uses pasta jars for nuts in seeds just a idea

  11. So glad to see this video. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

  12. Great video Janine. Placing dry goods in jars is a nice idea. I am finally able to say that my kitchen is organized and it makes such a difference in my daily life. Only area that I need to tackle is my fridge. Do you plan on organizing your fridge because I would like some tips.

  13. Thanks for telling us you'll do an update and let us know how things are working for you later. It's nice to see how he organization actually works and how to troubleshoot issues.

  14. That looks amazing! I love that you've used containers that you had on hand and bought extra after. Very konmari. :)

  15. I really loved the glass storage. As I work with suistainble resourscing I am a big sceptic to plastic but it all look so pretty!

  16. the container you want for flour s the same one I used for pet food a few years ago I think I got it from Canadian Tire or Walmart

  17. I have all of my spices in a drawer. I even have little dividers in it so they all stay organized. It might be my favorite thing in our current kitchen. Good job!!

  18. Love your videos and how you organise. I'm inspired!

    Would you mind sharing the a link to the containers you're ordering for the rice and flour? You inserted a picture of it… the white one with a blue lid and handle.

    That's exactly what I've been looking for! Are they food safe? Thanks for sharing your journey :)

  19. Loved your new food storage system!!
    I use a lot of those cereal type containers for crackers, cookies, miscellaneous food items. It really helps keeps like items together. :)

  20. Thanks for the great job and tips. I certainly understand the effort that you put into it. One day I had a pile of cardboard packaging as I emptied things. I found 4 boxes of spaghetti etc. I'll be in touch on your e-mail.

  21. I love that you did most of your organizing with containers you already had. I think we fall into the trap of thinking that buying containers will solve our problems. It won't! I have a huge plastic bin of unused containers in my basement. Still working through organizing a few areas and then I need to get rid of the excess containers!!

  22. You did a fantastic job!  Great tip in using the containers you already had instead of buying new.   I really love the glass jars and such a good buy!!!    We stopped buying in bulk when we were tossing those great buys in the garbage because of them expiring. Too bad though when the house was built the builder didn't think to put lazy susan's in the corner cabinets.  Had to be a man cause a woman would have thought of that! haha!

  23. have you tried Canadian Tire or Home Hardware for the container?

  24. Great job, Janine! I love using all sorts of containers to corral food items. I use them in my refrigerator too. Like with like! It makes such a big difference in being organized and able to find things easily. Such a time saver!

  25. Rainbows practically shoot out of your cabinets when you open them.

  26. I've so been enjoying this series. I can't get enough of organization. I love it. 😊 I recently overhauled my pantry and it took the better part of the day. But wow, it feels so good and is functioning so well. It may take a ton of work but it's so worth it to create a home that serves us and our families well. You're doing an awesome job, momma!

  27. Hun what a fab job you did, containers are just the best invention aren't they there so versitlie for everything and they keep it so fresh and look so much better than packets and boxes and if anything falls out by mistake it wont go all over the floor, I like having a container in my fridge for things like cheese keeps it all together, fab idea thankyou for sharing, hope your well, xxx

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