New Appliances: An Exercise In Organization
Last weekend we had new kitchen appliances delivered. I can’t tell you the amount of excitement this provided me (yes, my life is that sad). The appliances we had were original to our condo’s being built. The oven stopped working for the second time since we bought the place, and we had to decide: pay to have it repaired again or simply replace it. And since the dishwasher no longer cleaned that well and the refrigerator made a huge thumping noise when running, we decided that it was time to invest in new appliances. Plus, they just looked old—think late 1980s style.
The new appliances are so sleek and quiet (we can actually run the dishwasher and watch TV at the same time!). And since they are Energy Star-approved, they should save us money on our electric bill in the long run (only time will tell). The oven and dishwasher are simple models and perform well. But the real excitement lies with the refrigerator. Why? Because I could reorganize! The old fridge was a basic two-door model, freezer on top. The new one is the French door style, freezer on the bottom.
Shall we take a tour?
It looks as if it’s smiling at me!
Full view of the top.
Everyone’s curious, even Winston.
“I could play in here!”
“Is this where my food goes?”
A close up of the main fridge area (prior to shopping, so it’s a little bare).
The most important spot is the coffee section, regular and decaf (on the bottom, in the containers).
The second most important spot…
…and beer section!
|The view of the two sections together.|
The full view after placing food items.
Freezer, top rack, prior to ice being made.
Freezer, bottom rack.
Most important spot in the freezer—vodka!
I had so much fun deciding where all of the food should go. But of course, only my fellow planner and organizing people would understand my level of excitement over something so simple! Now I am finding the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. Next project: updating the cabinets. But that won’t happen for quite a while now…