By a tiny majority, inventory posts were the ‘winner’ category in my recent poll (not too late if you haven’t completed it!). Lucky, cause you’re about to get a whole week of them! Get excited. See what’s in those cupboards and drawers… And feel free to ask where something is, or why something is where it is!
One day, I’ll publish my house’s inventory. But it would be one L-O-N-G post, and so I’ve broken it down, and I’ll share snippets over time. Then, in the end, you’ll have the whole picture.
Today, let’s look inside my kitchen cupboards – scroll to the bottom if you want to orient yourself with my kitchen in a photo, but you could just let me draw a little sketch for you:
The reason there aren’t more cupboard to the right is due to the kitchen and cabinetry being built into/under the stairs. It’s an effective use of otherwise dead space!
First, I’ll be showing you the two stacked cupboard to the right of the fridges. The first selection of pictures are for a set of two cupboards, with two shelves in each. The top shelf houses the microwave, then under it is baking tins. In the second cupboard is saucepans on top, and miscellaneous on the bottom.
Bottom shelf / upper cupboard:
Top shelf of lower cupboard:
6 items – see this post for the bigger frying pan’s lid
Bottom shelf of lower cupboard:
Thin edge of the wedge cupboard (Catch all!)
The cupboard under the ‘thin edge’ of the wedge under the stairs is a little multipurpose. It holds my wired appliances with lower rotations, such as
- the food processor,
- the hand food processor/whizz stick and
- the blender
Of those three items, two were 100% free from freecycle – I’m sort of proud of that! I also store my grandma’s old china – not for sentimental reasons, but for big parties etc. I’d prefer stockpile china than use single use.
I also store ‘excess’ bathroom products such as hand wash, perfume & facewash (the last two were gifts). The cardboard box holds all my plastic tupperware (mainly former yoghurt pots and take away containers). Whilst I’m mostly anti plastic, it can be useful to ‘gift’ things in reused plastics. It’s also good for small quantities of leftovers.
Let me break that down some more with some snapshots of ‘areas’:
OK I give up counting here, where I get to the catch all!
26 ceramic plates
5 stick blender attachments
3 items to the blender
Where, you ask, are all the eating things? Bowls? Well, they are all on my open shelves, which are pretty self explanatory:
(73 items on shelves, not incl pen jar 7 contents. 7 items in hanging rail)
If I was more minimal, I’d not have a mandolin slicer. Or a blender + food processor + stick blender. And I’d probably just not entertain and do away with additional plates. And beer, well I don’t need it, so it shan’t cross the threshold. But compromising is part of life. And I like how the ‘tools’ make things easier than doing it by hand – I seriously get a sore wrist from grating and I can’t imagine slicing as finely as the mandolin, even after my knife skills course!
Is this a lot of stuff, or a little? What can’t you imagine doing without, and what would you toss if you took over my kitchen?