ONCE UPON A DOLLHOUSE | KITCHEN ORGANIZATION

Getting married is one of the most exciting times of your life and with it, comes a lot of equally exciting change. The process of combining two households is enough stress in itself, then throw on top of that a stream of gifts from the wedding registry. Newlyweds Caitlin and Zach found themselves in need of a little help after all of the wedding “dust” settled and the registry items had arrived.

This process started like any other organizational job, we first remove everything from the cabinets. With packed countertops we began to sort the items and start a pile of donations. Caitlin and I worked together to decide what was still useful and what would find a new home.

I am so excited to share this project with you guys. If you would like to see the before pictures, or shop the product we used, head over to the Organize Chicago instagram!

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The second step is finding a place for everything. After we’ve decided what will go back in the cabinets, I begin mapping out the space, and making a list of the product we would need. For this project, we purchased all of the product from The Container Store. The Container Store is a great go-to because you can get everything you are looking for in one stop.

The second step is finding a place for everything. After we’ve decided what will go back in the cabinets, I begin mapping out the space, and making a list of the product we would need. For this project, we purchased all of the product from The Container Store. The Container Store is a great go-to because you can get everything you are looking for in one stop.

This day I put the finishing touches on the space by removing product from it’s original container and putting it into a clearly labeled OXO Pop Container. No, I do not always organize in a skirt!

This day I put the finishing touches on the space by removing product from it’s original container and putting it into a clearly labeled OXO Pop Container. No, I do not always organize in a skirt!

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In order to maximize the vertical space in the cabinets, we added additional shelves to display Caitlin’s beautiful dishware. Your local Home Depot sells these shelves and brackets, and will cut the shelves to your measurements.

In order to maximize the vertical space in the cabinets, we added additional shelves to display Caitlin’s beautiful dishware. Your local Home Depot sells these shelves and brackets, and will cut the shelves to your measurements.

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As a blogger, Caitlin entertains frequently. Bulk items and entertaining supplies, though important, are used less often so we moved them from lower cabinets, to above the refrigerator. Freeing up the easily accessible shelves for items used daily.

As a blogger, Caitlin entertains frequently. Bulk items and entertaining supplies, though important, are used less often so we moved them from lower cabinets, to above the refrigerator. Freeing up the easily accessible shelves for items used daily.

Each organization project is custom to the individual client’s wants, needs and lifestyle. Caitlin is an amazing baker so we made her baking supplies a priority in the “valuable real estate” a.k.a. the eye-level shelves.

Each organization project is custom to the individual client’s wants, needs and lifestyle. Caitlin is an amazing baker so we made her baking supplies a priority in the “valuable real estate” a.k.a. the eye-level shelves.

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I had the best time hanging out with these girls and setting up Caitlin and husband Zach for success, in their new kitchen. Co-founders Caitlin and Danielle (pictured above) started  onceuponadollhouse.com  years ago and have been killing the ‘blog game’ in Chicago and beyond. It was a pleasure to work with such talented and genuinely sweet women!  If you find yourself cleaning out your kitchen and are looking for a worthy cause to donate to.  Humble Design  (located in Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, and Seattle) is a non for profit, that furnishes homes for families coming out of homelessness. Kitchen items are always in high demand and you will feel good knowing your items are being repurposed for a good cause.    Thanks for reading,  Melissa, Organize Chicago

I had the best time hanging out with these girls and setting up Caitlin and husband Zach for success, in their new kitchen. Co-founders Caitlin and Danielle (pictured above) started onceuponadollhouse.com years ago and have been killing the ‘blog game’ in Chicago and beyond. It was a pleasure to work with such talented and genuinely sweet women!

If you find yourself cleaning out your kitchen and are looking for a worthy cause to donate to. Humble Design (located in Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, and Seattle) is a non for profit, that furnishes homes for families coming out of homelessness. Kitchen items are always in high demand and you will feel good knowing your items are being repurposed for a good cause.

Thanks for reading,

Melissa, Organize Chicago