The Back-to-School-Ready Kitchen
 

The Back-to-School-Ready Kitchen

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Tiffany Carboni added this to End the School-Lunch-Prep Chaos
This year I've vowed to stop the lunch-making madness once and for all by way of a bona fide lunch management system. I've taken over a cabinet centrally located between the fridge and the fruit display. This embarrassingly simple solution took me 20 minutes to implement, and the results will save me loads of time in the months to come. Rollout trays allow me to retrieve lunch prep materials, including newly purchased lunch boxes that we've paired with old (and still working) components from last year's Bento-Ware Laptop lunch boxes. Our stainless steel Klean Kanteen collection has served us well over the past four years of school lunches, and with fresh new sport caps, they will continue to do so for years to come. The bottom drawer contains my backup supplies for when the children inevitably forget their lunch boxes at school. I'm happy to say that I've finally learned to use only items that can go in the dishwasher every night or, in the case of these lunch bags from Target made of wet-suit material, in the washing machine at the end of the week.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

shelyoung added this to Kitchen
June 27, 2014
dedicated lunch making and lunchbox space
Tracey Rheeder added this to kitchen
April 7, 2014
Lunch box area
reneejeff added this to Kitchen
March 31, 2014
Place for kids lunchboxes and supplies
anaug added this to anaug's ideas
February 20, 2014
lunch box rack
Monica Islas added this to monica_islas's Ideas
February 1, 2014
Cajoneras
helenyoun added this to storage
January 26, 2014
Storage for lunch stuff
bmasura added this to bmasura's Ideas
January 20, 2014
Beautiful storage
kmarchis added this to kmarchis's Ideas
January 7, 2014
Whit bathrooms
fairliz added this to kitchen
December 9, 2013
School lunch prep area
katrina added this to katrina93's ideas
December 8, 2013
organised
lulus34 added this to Kitchen
December 7, 2013
Need
parulprabhakar added this to kitchen
December 2, 2013
School box lunch area
hedine added this to I like
November 29, 2013
Guardado de viandas
Heidi Buhman-McNeley added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 18, 2013
Love this station idea
Deepti Ganeriwala added this to kitchen
November 17, 2013
Kids cabinet
aefa added this to CT house
November 13, 2013
like to keep lunch boxes in one space
Lesli Chambers added this to kitchen
November 13, 2013
great idea for kids lunch
hilllane added this to Hilllane kombuis
November 11, 2013
Lunchbox space
April Holley added this to april_holley's Ideas
November 3, 2013
I love this idea
pita155 added this to pita155's ideas
October 31, 2013
Genius!
hochjen added this to Kitchen
October 30, 2013
Double roll drawer
Jeff Carper added this to house
October 30, 2013
everything in one place
Shelley Courtney added this to kitchens
October 24, 2013
Lunch stuff organization
rhvidston added this to Small Kitchen
October 23, 2013
pull out cupboard
brinwell added this to brinwell's Ideas
October 22, 2013
Storage
Carolyn Bennick added this to carolyn_bennick's Ideas
October 21, 2013
StoragE
swendy22 added this to Nelson
October 18, 2013
the drawers
Gayle McCabe added this to kitchen ideas
October 17, 2013
Organising lunch boxes
pixelle08 added this to kitchen storage
October 15, 2013
storage
bethjordan69 added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 15, 2013
Do this in cabinet under coffee maker ?
lightinggal added this to lightinggal's ideas
October 13, 2013
Incorporating one of the island base cabinets with pull puts for the kid's lunch boxes. Makes sense to have it with or near the foils, wraps, etc.
pkdm2315 added this to pkdm2315's Ideas
October 13, 2013
Great lunch organization
toyecho added this to Other interior spaces
October 13, 2013
Organization made easy.
macfi added this to macfi's Ideas
October 13, 2013
lunchbox storage
jd10025 added this to jd10025's Ideas
September 30, 2013
School lunch prep area
sj06 added this to sj06's Ideas
September 26, 2013
drawers
daphodils added this to daphodils's Ideas
September 25, 2013
School Lunch Prep Station
Brittney Bethers added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 24, 2013
lunch box organizer
murpho added this to murpho's Ideas
September 24, 2013
Great idea
hongandhugh added this to My Kitchen 2014
September 20, 2013
lunch prep drawer
mkalnasy added this to Kitchen Love
September 15, 2013
Lunch spot
naley18 added this to naley18's Ideas
September 13, 2013
The storage in the cupboard
tiffanyh1 added this to San Diego living
September 13, 2013
organize!
melissaaudette2706 added this to melissaaudette2706's ideas
September 11, 2013
the organisation
ku2012 added this to ku2012's ideas
September 9, 2013
Sliding shelves
ntgirl added this to Ideas for the house and garden
September 5, 2013
We need to think about how we design our kitchen to function better in the mornings (e.g. making lunches and breakfasts, etc)
liamelsa2 added this to Mikes
September 4, 2013
great idea
jennyleighrose added this to storage
September 4, 2013
A spot dedicated just to lunch making so its not on the counters anymore!
Danielle Rayoum added this to kitchen
September 4, 2013
Lunchbox solution
Elsie Cruz added this to elsie_cruz's ideas
September 4, 2013
cabinets organizers
cindyluenberger added this to cindyluenberger's Ideas
September 3, 2013
Lunch boxes
margaretoneil added this to kitchen
September 3, 2013
lunch box organizing
donnasmyrl added this to donnasmyrl's ideas
September 3, 2013
school lunch station
cestilo added this to Organizing ideas
September 2, 2013
Pull outs!
Kim Wills Luxton added this to kolorqueen's ideas
September 2, 2013
Great 4 the organized moms 4 back to school , and even a young person can pack their own lunch.
aggivens added this to School stuff
September 1, 2013
School Lunches
puddin1975 added this to Kitchen
September 1, 2013
all lunch stuff together
Donna Strader added this to Household Inventory
September 1, 2013
Add to ideabook by Annie McElwain Photography Here's a fairly minimalistic corner, but I see several hundred dollars in books alone, not to mention the bed, bedding, light, curtains and hardware. And that's not all. She also keeps separate inventories for books, videos and music as well as separate lists for electrical panel, major repair, redecorating, gardening and major medical expenses plus lending. All of this is in searchable Excel documents, and each item has columns for category, room, item, brand, model, serial, price or value, and date acquired. The only addition I would suggest is one more column to indicate whether the item was a gift or purchased, because the insurance company will want to know. Jane assures me it's an easy 15-minute update every year; she likes to do it first thing after the holidays, when she naturally acquires new things. When I asked her how she backs up the info, she said, "It's a computer document, but usually there's a recent downloaded copy that we store in our safe. Sometimes we get sloppy, but it's never very far outdated." I can only imagine what "sloppy" looks like to Jane. A box of cotton swabs omitted? I can't even hazard a guess.
nicholas222 added this to kids
September 1, 2013
organization
bentleybunch added this to bentleybunch's ideas Kitcchen
September 1, 2013
get me organized in the kitchen, pull out kitchen
Arizona Premier Agents - Ilene McKenna added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 1, 2013
Every busy Mom's Lifesaver
hannah610 added this to ideas
August 31, 2013
good ideas for drawers
bgmcdonough added this to bgmcdonough's ideas
August 31, 2013
Keep all lunch box items in one drawer.
cherryvine added this to cherryvine's ideas
August 29, 2013
the easy to get to lunch station
shyla28 added this to shyla28's ideas
August 29, 2013
drawers shd be like this
drvidyapd added this to drvidyapd's ideas
August 29, 2013
draws
hugnikki added this to Organization
August 28, 2013
Organized lunch stuff
Kathryn Molpus added this to kathryn_molpus's Ideas
August 28, 2013
Lunch prep
elissawright added this to warwickw's Ideas
August 25, 2013
School lunches streamlined!!!!!!!
claudette_yapoc added this to dadi's bedroom
August 22, 2013
for kitchen (drawer)
pulleyj added this to Holidays
August 22, 2013
Organization!
natroberts65 added this to natroberts65's ideas
August 22, 2013
Separate drawers for school lunch or just lunch prep stuff.
Julie Tremblay added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 21, 2013
armoire pour boite lunch
leenasamnik added this to kitchen organisation ideas
August 21, 2013
for ziplocks, AL foils etc, pull out drawers inside a regular double door cabinet is new idea
Allison Nelson added this to Kitchen
August 21, 2013
If this is still an issue when we redo the kitchen.
lawpeanut added this to lawpeanut's ideas
August 21, 2013
kids lunch system
kallie4 added this to kallie4's ideas
August 21, 2013
KITCHEN
deagen added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 20, 2013
One spot for all!
crbedell added this to Kitchens
August 19, 2013
Great way to organize kids lunch & snack stuff
jhowanietz added this to jhowanietz's Ideas
August 19, 2013
Lunch
Rose Rowan added this to easy organization for busy schedules
August 18, 2013
Excellent lunch supply storage!
jbgardner1202 added this to Eventual, Potential New Home Ideas
August 18, 2013
Love how it is out of the way!
mmjosephson added this to kitchen
August 18, 2013
Lunches
steinerh added this to Kitchen Cabinets/Organization
August 16, 2013
lunch box packing arsenal
Laura added this to Kitchens
August 16, 2013
Lunch box storage and prep zone.
seashine added this to small kitchen
August 16, 2013
Lunch drawer
mamulla added this to mamulla's ideas
August 16, 2013
gavetas cocina
gleontjew added this to gleontjew's ideas
August 16, 2013
For Sebastian & Harriet
nicoleandjohn added this to nicoleandjohn's Ideas
August 15, 2013
Storage idea
goodz5 added this to closet orgnization
August 15, 2013
Kitchen cabinets and lunch prep
fonzie5 added this to fonzie5's ideas
August 15, 2013
organization
giseleking added this to Kitchens
August 15, 2013
A way to organize lunch box stuff in one place
joseescm added this to joseescm's ideas
August 15, 2013
cabinetry
jordansmithers added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 15, 2013
Lunch prep station
yellowstone15 added this to Kitchens
August 15, 2013
The hue of the cabinets
crystald41 added this to kitchen
August 15, 2013
finally a place to put water bottles and lunch bags
velocette added this to kitchen ideas
August 14, 2013
lunch station
codemay added this to codemay's Favorites
August 14, 2013
kids lunch
oneweekmax added this to oneweekmax's ideas
August 14, 2013
easy access
amycorbett added this to kitchen storage
August 14, 2013
lunch station
Juanita Bité added this to juanitabite's ideas
August 14, 2013
School lunch cupboard in kitchen
Stephanie Gehring added this to stephanie_gehring's ideas
August 14, 2013
organization- draw for school days
traceylgreenaway added this to Kitchens
August 14, 2013
Like pull out drawers so everything can be seen
joyeyoungs added this to joyeyoungs's ideas
August 14, 2013
pull out drawers for the kitchen
lola11116 added this to Back to School
August 14, 2013
Drawer of Supplies for Lunches - awesome
mimipjs added this to T and c kitchen
August 14, 2013
With years ahead of making school lunches, this looks like a time-saver idea. You could include snacks and drinks that are just for school lunches in these storage drawers.
rachellem added this to kitchen
August 14, 2013
T lunch management system. I've taken over a cabinet centrally located between the fridge and the fruit display. Rollout trays allow me to retrieve lunch prep materials, The bottom drawer contains my backup supplies for when the children inevitably forget their lunch boxes at school. I'm happy to say that I've finally learned to use only items that can go in the dishwasher every night or, in the case of these lunch bags from Target made of wet-suit material, in the washing machine at the end of the week.
Janka Boroov added this to organisation
August 14, 2013
obedy
rrboutros10 added this to kitchen
August 14, 2013
shelves to organize
rachquis added this to Closet Ideas
August 14, 2013
Organized!!!
whitewolf54 added this to whitewolf54's ideas
August 14, 2013
Nice idea for pull out drawers for wrappings and such in kitchen.
Christine Arnould added this to xarnould's ideas
August 14, 2013
a drwaer just for lunchboxes stuff
jesskw added this to jesskw's ideas
August 14, 2013
Draws for lunch making.
kristinbflo added this to kristinp's ideas
August 14, 2013
school lunch prep area
toalston added this to toalston's ideas
August 14, 2013
good idea for packing lunches more efficiently
324franklin added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 14, 2013
Love roll out trays.
esousa added this to Organization Ideas
August 14, 2013
Organized!
Vicymary Villaseñor added this to webuser_75748's Ideas
August 14, 2013
Para los lonches de los peques
jewlzyone added this to Boys Shared Room
August 14, 2013
Kitchen organization for boys
jwalsh9707 added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 14, 2013
Great organization for kids supplies
rhawig added this to Lake house
August 14, 2013
Lunch drawer
ksdilli added this to Kitchen
August 14, 2013
storage
lwiley0918 added this to Kiddos
August 14, 2013
Dedicated drawer for lunches...
celiapaige added this to celiapaige's ideas
August 14, 2013
storage
arteagahouse added this to kitchen
August 14, 2013
A lunch station would be great!
Virginia Bradshaw added this to Kitchens
August 14, 2013
lunchbox ideas
cartrip added this to cartrip's ideas
August 14, 2013
kitchen organizing
Ting Bernardo added this to ting_bernardo's ideas
August 14, 2013
kids stuff
jhedrick added this to jhedrick's ideas
August 14, 2013
lunch prep shelves
sirleocurtis added this to sirleocurtis's Ideas
August 14, 2013
Lunch draw idea
kumita added this to My House
August 14, 2013
drawer
kezza1978 added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 13, 2013
Kids lunchbox ideas
Press Loft added this to Testing Houzz Button
August 13, 2013
Will this one work?
gabriela74 added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 13, 2013
pull out drawers
thehoyi added this to thehoyi's ideas
August 13, 2013
don't I wish.....
paulsengang added this to paulsengang's Ideas
August 12, 2013
Love for cabinet makeover/function
agreen1225 added this to Kitchen
August 12, 2013
Lunch prep area
lisablodgett added this to lisablodgett's Ideas
August 12, 2013
lunch storage
jlmjen added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 12, 2013
KIDS space
texasgal73 added this to texasgal73's ideas
August 12, 2013
Love these pullouts
joewendy added this to joewendy's ideas
August 12, 2013
all kids stuff in the same spot
Tammy Lamb added this to Kitchens
August 12, 2013
Athena would love
dannymere added this to dannymere's ideas
August 12, 2013
Need to do
robram79 added this to Tennessee
August 12, 2013
lunchbox central-- neat idea :)
dinajason added this to dinajason's Ideas
August 11, 2013
School org
actreanor added this to Organization
August 11, 2013
Lunches
stephanelavoie added this to stephanelavoie's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Lunch box
becswell added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 11, 2013
Lunch Prep Drawer
cynthiacurrie added this to cynthiacurrie's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Smart!
vincesan added this to Kitchen
August 11, 2013
school lunch prep
jendz added this to jendz's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Lunch
Jill Lonergan added this to jill_lonergan's Ideas
August 11, 2013
lunch drawer
miguelsolispa added this to miguelsolispa's Ideas
August 11, 2013
End the school lunch prep chaos!
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