The adventures in organizing continue!
Growing up, tea was an important part of the day. It was common for my mom, my sister, and I to enjoy a cup of English tea and chat about our day. Fond memories…
Later on in life, I also developed a love of coffee. And all of the accessories that go along with making it.
Erich is also a tea drinker, and, with family now living in China, we have a fine assortment of Chinese teas as well. This is all well and good, but it does NOT make for an organized tea cupboard.
Here’s the before:
I then completely emptied the cupboard, and gave it a good scrub.
Then I turned and looked at the table where I had put all of the stuff that had been in the cupboard. I briefly considered the possibility that I have a problem, and maybe I should seek counseling. But I shook it off and forged ahead. I promise I did get rid of some stuff.
But what about those tea companies that stubbornly refuse to individually wrap their tea bags? (I’m talking to YOU, Celestial Seasonings!) I cut the lid off of the box, and wrapped it around the inside of a mason jar. Then we store the tea bags in the mason jar. They stay nice and fresh, and we can quickly see what tea is stored inside.
Then I put everything back in an organized manner, coffee stuff on the bottom shelf, tea stuff in the middle, and less used tea pots and things on the top shelf. Here’s the finished product:
And these are the casualties of my clear-out, never again to clutter my kitchen!