Jun 19, 2013

Clear the Clutter - The Bread Bin Solution

Anyone else hate counter clutter?  You know, the stuff that always gravitates toward your kitchen counters...typically, it's appliances, dishes, snack containers, overflow from the pantry, etc. that are the culprits.

Well, we were starting to get the case of too much counter clutter...and I don't want to blame it on our new paleo habit, but it kinda started as soon as we started snacking on dried fruits and nuts, instead of processed snacks with bulkier pantry-sized packaging.  So, my hunt for a counter-friendly solution began!  And, we ended up with a sleek looking bread bin that stashes all of our more paleo-friendly snacks...

It's sort of like a garage for our snack stash.  Every caveman wishes they had one!

(the "Paleo"way of eating models what hunter/gatherers would eat - like meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, nuts; you avoid all processed foods, added sugars, dairy, and wheat/gluten products)

Isn't she sleek and pretty on the exterior?  I found her at West Elm - they're available in-store only.  Now, look what she's hiding on the inside...

It's an oxymoron that it's called a "bread bin" when we can't eat bread...but it serves a fine purpose keeping the snack clutter at bay.  (Don't tell the strict paleo's that we eat dark chocolate occasionally...shhhhhh, only on Sundays)

And, you can see that our counters are looking a little less haphazard!  Yay to that!!

(note: the toaster has since been removed as it no longer serves a purpose...I miss waffles)

Here are a few other well-rated and pretty bread bins/boxes that I found while on the hunt...in my caveman skirt. (ok, not really)

Sources: 1. Zuccor Genoa Brushed Stainless Steel Bread Box, red cover ($35) - Amazon // 2. Polder Retro Bread Box/Bin, white ($30) - Amazon // 3. Zuccor Napoli Stainless Steel Bread Box ($40) - Amazon // 4. Enamelware Decorative Bread Box ($70) - Amazon // 5. Bliss Home Nigella Lawson's Living Kitchen Bread Bin, black ($125) - Amazon // 6. Roll-Top White Bread Box ($56) - Organize-It // 7. Wesco Grandy Bread/Storage Box, silver ($100) - Amazon

Any one else have a bread bin on their kitchen counter?  What clutter sins do you use it to cover?  Which of the bread bins/boxes above would go best in your kitchen?  Happy hiding!


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I have one similar to number four, but smaller, and we keep the kids' treats in it.
I keep all our bulk dried nuts/fruits/etc. in mason jars in the cupboard. They line up nice and it gets rid of that half a bag mess.
I don't know why anyone would willingly cut wheat and dairy out of their diet without an allergy issue. I couldn't go one day, let alone months, without either one. Processed foods would be easy, though.

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Love it! And what a great use for it. Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

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