Thursday, September 13, 2012

The End is in Sight

The new kitchen cabinetry is in!  The pots and pans, serving dishes and pantry stuff, however, lays languishing in assorted areas, awaiting their turn to go into their new home.  My head is swimming from trying to figure out new places to put things, it has totally overwhelmed me.  The configuration and sizes of these new cabinets is so different!  Things don't fit the same.  In order to have sliding shelves I gave up inches of space (that I didn't really think about) that do make a difference when it comes to fitting things.  I have to rethink my whole way of putting things away.  But don't get me wrong, I love the sliding shelves and drawers.  No more unloading the front of the cupboard to get to things in the back.

Maybe I'm making it more complicated than I have to. I don't think I'm meant to be losing sleep over where to put things.  But that is exactly what's happening.  My brain churns and chugs going over all the different options and what would be most efficient.  And that brings a whole other set of feelings on me that I can't even identify as I think how some would give anything to have that problem, to even have things to put into a cupboard and what am I doing losing sleep over something so trivial as where the can of tomato soup should go and where the one of several baking dishes would be best accessed.  And so the hamster wheel of my brain runs.   I'm sure there is going to be days when we want something or other and 3 sets of eyes will be on me waiting for me to remember where on earth I put it. It won't help that I have moments of peri-menopausal brain blanks.  Oh, the pressure.  Hopefully by this week I can have some semblance of it being totally done and then I'll take a picture.  It's so nice!    



5 comments:

ellen b. said...

Looking forward to the picture, Susanne! Moving back to our house from the condo I'm still finding things in weird places...

Faith said...

Can't wait to see pics!! I want sliding shelves!!!! we have them at the beach house but only because the rich relative paid for it (certainly not us!). It would be useful with this back pain issue. It is AGONY retrieving the pots and pans...plus they have to be on the bottom cupboard due to the way my kitchen is set up. You are BLESSED!!! ENJOY setting it all up :)

nikkipolani said...

It is possible to change things up if, after you arrange things, you find out the traffic pattern requires a move. You'll all get the hang of it soon. Congrats!

Mrs. C said...

I'm looking forwarded to the big reveal. I'm impressed that you've kept your sanity. ;)

Carrie said...

I get wrapped up in organizing as well. :D I get it!

I, too, can't wait to see pictures. The big reveal...woot!