Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bento Storage

I'm not the most organized of people but I did think it was about time I started getting some control of my bento tools which were threatening to take over my kitchen. Cookie cutters here, egg molds there... I wanted them all to be in one place or, at least, to have a place. Yesterday, my gracious hubby let me go out for four whole wonderful hours while he watched BOTH kids so I could look for some things I've been needing to get. I went to a few stores, leisurely strolling around - as opposed to, 'ok looks fine, quick throw it in' because the baby is fussing and I have to go chase down Willow! Just so nice to be able to pay attention to what I'm buying ... even take the time to scruuutinize things before they go in the cart hah. Anyway, one store I went to was Target to look for shoes and Fall clothes for Willow and there I found these bins which I thought would be perfect for containing my unruly cookie cutters yet small and skinny enough to fit in my kitchen discreetly.

I also found a huge set of cookie cutters which made me do a little happy dance by myself. Soon as I got home I excitedly went through the set with Willow and then got to filling the drawers with my cookie cutters.

In the top drawer are all my metal cutters, plus sets (plastic/metal) and plastic basic shapes (heart, circle, square etc). This is the drawer of cutters I use most often.

In the second drawer; plastic cutters of all different shapes and sizes. Mostly animals.

And in the, mostly empty, bottom drawer are letters, numbers and symbols.

This afternoon, after church, I then began organizing my bento toys into one big drawer in the kitchen ... as you do. Everything is much more easily accessible now. Just gotta figure out how to keep the munchkins out!


Terrell said...

I am loving your blog! I found it from NFF and I'm so excited to be your newest follower! I would love it if you linked up some of your kid friendly foods to my linky party! I love having new friends and these are great ideas!!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Unknown said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Unknown said...

Wow so many bits and pieces, it nice that you have found yourself a hobbie x

Sonoma Bento said...

Nice work Kelly! My bento stuff is starting to take over the kitchen. One drawer, one shelf in the cupboard, and the top of the fridge... eeek! :)

The Frugal Free Gal said...

I am going to have to invest in some of these. How fun! I need to get creative!

Bar 7 Ranch said...

I linked to your post in my Bento Storage post! Thanks!

Charlotte's Mom said...

Oohhh! i love your blog:-) i feel at home. Nice Bento storage, im planning to buy storage too for my bento tools...

i am your new follower
i hope you follow me back,Thanks

Kelly Polizzi said...

charlotte: thanks, its grown quite a bit since then. its taking over my house! Can you give me a link to your blog? I didnt see it on your profile :)


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