+ categories



I'm Erika Ward

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation.  My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

hey there

Gimme that

Get valuable insights into your next renovation project.


Healthy Home

Live well, mind body, and spirit

See what inspires my mantra of sanctuary living.

See what's on my desk and what inspires our designs.

TOp categories

-This post is sponsored by Beazer Homes

We can all agree that the kitchen is the heart of the home. In the morning it’s where we refuel to start the day. In the evening it’s where we replenish our empty tanks after we’ve worked hard at work or at school.

There’s nothing like having the ability to customize your kitchen to fit the needs of your family. In fact Beazer Homes offers Choice Plans that help you get the most enjoyment from your family’s kitchen.

Today I’m sharing a few sanity-saving kitchen organization ideas to implement with or without your Choice Plan options. These tips have worked great in our own home as a family of 7. Believe me we’ve tried several organizing strategies, some of which proved to be a waste of time and money. However, our top four kitchen organization solutions have minimal cost and have been successful in our quest for peace in the midst of chaos.

The WAKE ME UP beverage station has all of our caffeinated essentials. A three-tier serving platform holds coffee, green tea, and fresh lemons for the tea. 

kitchen organization ideas
The twins have starting to enjoy a cup of coffee with us in the morning (imagine that). Now with four people clamouring for a jolt, everything must be in its proper place especially the mugs which we now store in a drawer beneath.
kitchen organization ideas
I borrowed this idea from a client and it’s been a wonderful way to edit our collection of coffee mugs. We only get to keep our favorites. The others are donated in an effort to save precious cabinet space. 

kitchen organization ideas

Two of our children are homeschooled while another attends a private school. There would be times I’d reach for snacks to pack into her lunch box (if I could find it) and the snacks would be gone. In an effort to take away the threat of an empty snack bin, we assigned a lunch cabinet where we keep everything in order. 

Unused lunch bags and boxes are stored on the top shelf, lunch containers, sandwich bags, and snack bags are on the second shelf. On the last shelf is where we keep Ava’s school snacks. 

For all others, we have The HELP YOURSELF Snack Basket. In this basket we throw in a week’s worth of snacks for five kids. Before you start to feel sorry for them (ha!) it’s not their only source. We combine pantry snacks with fresh fruits and vegetables to maintain a well-rounded diet. 

This last kitchen organization solution may seem a bit out of place, right? If you think so, then answer the following question:

Have you ever tried to prepare dinner with a toddler strapped to each leg? 

Yes, we have two rambunctious little people who pull food from the counter, lick spoons when we turn our heads, and climb the countertop for a closer look at what’cha cooking

I’ll have you to know The Pleeease OCCUPY ME Activity Caddy will change your life…or at least help you to get dinner on the table in a reasonable amount of time. Inside this household caddy are dry erase boards, colored pencils, activity books, flash cards, kid scissors, glue, you name it…it’s in there.

We also throw in the unused activities that come with the occasional kids’ fast food meals. I highly recommend giving this a try before turning on a TV or handing them a tablet. 

So, there you have it. Four easy, low cost, sanity-saving kitchen ideas to add to your arsenal and some new info regarding Beazer’s Choice Plans in case you’re in a market for a new home. Now you are equipped to conquer the chaos during the peak times, get the kids off to school on time, and dinner on the table like a boss. 

I’ve been compensated by Beazer to produce quality lifestyle content; however all opinions, photos, and testimonials are my own. 

+ show Comments

- Hide Comments

add a comment

  1. […] Sanity-saving kitchen organization ideas for back to […]

  2. […] kitchen organization ideas for back to […]

  3. Sarah says:

    What wonderful ideas!
    I like the idea of the coffee mugs in the drawer and the best of all, is the Occupy me activity Caddy. I am implementing that immediately. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. […] Kitchen Organization Ideas – blulabel bungalow […]

  5. […] Erika has some great sanity saving kitchen organization ideas via BluLabel Bungalow. […]

  6. ccd says:

    So creative! This is worth pinning.

  7. […] If you still have children at home (or grandchildren visiting) you might like the idea of this Help Yourself Snack Basket. […]



Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

Learn more