I will be the first to admit that I have too much stuff – especially craft and kitchen stuff. I don’t have a lot of clothes or shoes. Once upon a time I did but now I don’t.
Jeremy and Angie had furniture in the sun room. There was a little table with two chairs, then another chair as I recall and maybe something like a love seat. I think that’s a cable connection in there so maybe there was a TV in there at one time. They had huge family dinners, especially at the holidays and I think she told me that set the sun room up for the children to eat. As it is, we have seating for 6 in the dining room, 8 if both leaves are in the table, 4 in the breakfast room, 3 at the bar so at a minimum we have room for 13 without anyone eating in the sun room. I’ll be very surprised if we ever have 13 people here to eat.
Knowing the sun room would become a dumping ground, I asked Vince if he cared if I set up some shelf units in there for kitchen overflow. He was fine with that. This is what it looked like in January, 2022 when we set the shelves up.
I kept adding and adding and adding so I asked Vince if we could get another shelf and put along another wall. That area had become a dumping ground. We got it all cleaned up, the shelf unit arrived yesterday, we put it together and I re-arranged and moved things around.
Above is the one on the left and the middle shelf. Below is the shelf on the right. There’s some empty space so I may move some of the cast iron from the ovens to the shelves.
See the big pot on the floor on the right? I do use that pot but it’s there so that I can dump things in it. If I’ve just cooked and cleaned the kitchen and I’m tired, instead of sticking something on the shelf where it doesn’t belong, just to get it out of the kitchen, I’ll drop it in that pot. Then when I go back out there and I’m not so tired, I’ll put everything from the pot where it’s supposed to be.
The empty jar boxes had been staying in the breakfast room. As I empty jars and wash them, I put them in the box and when the box gets full, the empty jars go into the garage
It was nice to get the Ziploc bags off a shelf that I could have been using and onto that top shelf that I really can’t reach without getting on a step stool. I keep one box of each size of Ziploc bags in the kitchen so I only have to climb up there and get another box when I run out in the kitchen.
I have more “S hooks” ordered. A lot of things I will hang from the edges. You can see the pots hanging on the side. Those are the pots I use any time I’m not using cast iron. The white facing just to the left of the pots is the door facing for the door leading into the breakfast room so those are within each reach.
I don’t think we’ll run out of Ziploc bags for a while.
Vince made me these two little stands to whole the jar rings. I love those! The door you almost see leads out onto the deck and the window behind the shelf is into the breakfast room.
I’m glad dinner is already cooked because I am tired!