That’s how it sometimes feels like when the stored crockery and cutlery are in disarray…and it can be an embarrassing affair when you are entertaining, to be missing a dessert spoon or saucer. So I learnt to find them all a special home. I also learnt how to stack my teacups and saucers, Martha Stewart-style.
A butch cupboard with transparent glass makes you want to display your stuff in style, and to take care of your sets, since multiples always look better.
But what do you do with all the rarely used crockery, or odds-and-ends, or eyesore items that you want to keep out of sight? Well, you keep them sorted, but out of sight.
The great frequency with which earthquakes happen, it makes sense to keep wineglasses tucked away in protection. I stapled bubblewrap to cardboard partitions to separate the wineglasses, and then wrapped one large sheet of bubblewrap around all the glasses to create a nest. The two makeshift yellow floral print cases cost about 300 ¥ each only.
Other stuff that went into storage…the odd party salad bowl…ice-shaving-maker..
The cleaning cloths, cleansers and gloves all need a proper dedicated home too…these are used daily.
With the kitchen appliances and countertop and all surfaces given a good cleanup, the makeover is almost complete.
The finishing touch is dressing the window. A cozy window makes washing up more fun, well..less of a chore anyway, and a few decorative touches make the home look cared for and thought about.