If you are like me and love to bake...then having everything you need at arm's reach is the way to go. Baking tins, muffin pans, graters, measuring cups, bowls of different sizes and a array of different utensils, can be tricky to store and especially, to find.
If you have a second drawer like mine then searching for that little lemon zester can be a pain, especially when it always underneath everything else.
So I decided to get organised (DIY on a budget) and put all my baking needs in one spot.I had an old Ikea Expedit bookcase that was collecting dust and wasn't really being put to good use.
It needed an overhaul!
So after giving it a good clean out and wipe down, it was ready to be transformed.
Now I still wanted it to blend in with my kitchen and not stand out as an 'add on' and I wanted it to look clean, tidy and of course, organised.
So, I made a little trip to Ikea to find out that they don't make Expedit anymore and a new version was available.
All I needed was some drawers and doors and I was sure that these were discontinued too....
but luckily the new version has the same measurements and the drawers and doors fitted perfectly! (Yes I did a little jump up and down in the Ikea aisle! :-))
So after putting the drawers and doors together, my little baking station was coming together.
Now just to add a little bit of 'pretty' and to organise the baking tools.
For $2.00 a roll I used wrapping paper, as drawer liners to protect the drawers.
It is a cheap way to line drawers and when they get a bit grubby, it is easy and cheap to change.
No need for scrubbing inside the drawers or cupboard...got to love that!
Now came the fun part and organising my baking 'bits and bobs' into their new home.
One drawer for patty pans, one for measuring cups, one for cookie cutters and one for graters.
The next row stores ramekins, bowls, tea towels and pretty little plates.
I still keep spoons etc in my normal cutlery drawer.
The best part and the reason to organise my baking needs was storing those baking trays and muffin tins and yes, for only $7.95 at Ikea, I used their lid holder, to store my baking tins.
You can give a big 'hooyah!' like I did because no more rummaging through the saucepan drawer to find the baking tins or having to store them in the oven and remove them each time I cook...yeah!!!!
Ahhhh!...it really is the little things that make your day easy.
So for not much effort and an afternoon of organising, my baking station is complete and oh so handy!
Love it and it really looks just like a piece of furniture in my kitchen
... (with little baking treasures inside )
How do you organise your baking tins, pans and utensils?
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