I like things to be neat and look pretty. I have a low tolerance for clutter, as evidenced here with my charging cords.
I would also liken living in a
tiny amazing New York City studio apartment to constantly playing a game of Tetris. Everything has to fit just so or it builds up and you lose the battle in a fit of disorganized frustration.
While I was loving that I now make the perfect cup of coffee, I possibly had a bit of a fit of disorganized frustration when I spilled water on my counter, soaking the box of k-cups. I thought emptying the box onto a plate might help with the mess. But, alas, I was mistaken. I merely ended up a pile of similar items and still had more boxes:
I thought they might look better in an empty fish bowl:
I quickly realized that it would annoy me that I couldn’t easily read the label on the k-cup. I also disliked the look of the k-cups through the glass. So that plan didn’t work.
I needed something to store them inside. I came across this Better Homes & Gardens image and was obsessed with finding the aluminum storage:
It turns out that those are old Ikea bins that Ikea no longer makes. Womp Womp. Sad Trombone.
I did what a gal does, I turned to my good friend, Amazon. And I found these
cake pans perfect aluminum storage bins. I loaded them up with my K-Cups like this:
And like that:
I cleaned up the shelf above my kitchen counter.
And whoa-la! Organized perfection!
The top bin has the flavors I use most frequently and the bottom bin has flavors for company. Easy peasy solution! And I’m obsessed with how clean and perfect it looks! I’m so much happier when small clutter is put away and stored neatly. It’s all zen to me.
And you? Do you prefer things to be organized and out of sight or do you like things where you can see them? How do you store your k-cups?
Until next time!