While Eric and I planned our wedding, something we really looked forward to was the wedding registry. It seemed like a piece of cake: go to the store, go shopping (!), and point the clicker at plates, bedding, towels, and gadgets. In reality, we forgot a TON of stuff – mostly the less glamorous items, like home organization items and cleaning supplies. Luckily, we could assess our registry online and added (and deleted!) several things. Here are a few.
These Glasslock containers are absolute lifesavers. After we cooked dinner with our fancy new pots and pans, we realized that we needed a place to store leftovers. We bought two sets, and they’re microwave and dishwasher-safe and basically unbreakable. We also take our lunches to work in them, and it works like a charm.
We had a lengthy debate over our shower curtain.. and of course forgot that we couldn’t hang it without hooks and a liner.
Similarly, something else you can live without – until you can’t: an ice cube tray.
We also added a bathroom scale , as well as a bottle brush to clean water bottles, vases, and other narrow items.
What are some other easy-to-forget items to add to a wedding registry?
I love shopping – not for clothes – but for home organization solutions. Creating a beautiful space doesn’t always mean boxes, drawer organizers, and matching canisters lining your pantry. Here are some simple solutions to keep your kitchen space clean and tidy when you’re cooking.
Oxo Good Grips stainless steel mixing bowls are some of my favorites. Nesting bowls are automatically easy to store, and they are multifunctional: you can use them for meal prep, and they’re pretty enough for serving. I use mine to mix ingredients for baking, toss salads, whip up sauces, and even eat popcorn.
I love Pyrex’s glass measuring cups for the same reason – their many uses! I use them to measure out ingredients and keep sauces and reductions until needed. Plus I store my cooking spoons in them so the spoons don’t drip on the stove. Because they’re glass, they can handle the heat better than plastic.
Lastly, these magnetic measuring spoons by Progressive and stainless steel measuring cups by Oxo Good Grips are super efficient and pretty. The measuring spoons, especially, because they stay together neatly and have two ends – a narrow end to fit into spice jars, plus a rounded end for everything else.
I use these to stay organized in the kitchen. What are some products that you like to use?