Friday, December 10, 2010

Auntie Leila's Sink Link Party

This is for the linky party at Like Mother Like Daughter.
Sorry for the iPhone pictures, but I knew if I didn't just get it done quick, it wouldn't ever get done!
Sadly, this is the way this area usually looks. I have a hard time getting those last few items put away, and that makes it that much easier to let it get messy again. I did find inspiration, though! The frame that says Owen was made by a friend when my son was born. It has been in that spot for at least two months. I have thought about taking it to his room, but I like looking at it! A few days ago I found our digital photo frame hiding under the couch and decided it would be great in this spot. Something nice to look at while I do the dishes.

The speaker on the left is for my phone. It charges the phone quick and I can listen to podcasts -or Christmas music- while I work. This little project made me realize putting something on the wall back there would help, too.
As far as flow, I have dirty stuff on the right and clean on the left. This only makes sense because the dishwasher is on the left and the disposal is in the right side. My husband can't really get with the program on this. He went to culinary school for a while and they always had three sinks and went left to right. He will put dirty dishes in the left sink even when there are clean ones in there!
My dishes are on the other side of the kitchen. I am trying to think of a way to get my 3 year old to unload the dishwasher, but the dishes are kind of far away! And my fiestaware will definitely break on the tile floor.

1 comment:

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

You know, it is possible to move your disposal to the other sink. Actually not that hard, really (you don't even need to have a plumber). If you did that, you could have dirty dishes on the left (which could be rinsed and then moved left to the dishwasher) and clean dishes on the right, moving onto a towel or a dish rack on the right counter. Which would be closer to where they're stored. Might make your flow better.

For teaching children to empty the dishwasher, I chose to put all the "kid dishes" in their own place on a lower shelf. Now we empty the dishwasher together, and I put away the "up high" items, and the kids put away the kid dishes, pots and pans, and silverware. Works well for us.

Your cleaned up kitchen looks SO much better, and I hope you find a great way to keep it that way and make it work well for you! :)