This post is part of a series called 31 Days of Life. Contained. Want to catch up on the entire series? Click here. Want to stay connected and not miss another post? Follow me on facebook.
Most mornings, and sometimes evenings, I look forward to settling back with a warm beverage of some sort. decaf coffee, herbal tea or perhaps even a mug of my homemade hot chocolate.
Wrapping my fingers around a steaming cup on a cool, fall morning is a moment that I look forward to every day. I find it very soothing and relaxing after the morning rush of getting the older children out the door for school.
However, slicing out a moment of time -even just occasionally- for this indulgence can be tricky. I still have two small children underfoot and the ability to grab a cup needs to be a seamless process.
I created a hot beverage cabinet in my kitchen. It makes my morning ritual simple to do,-even with a child wrapped around each leg.
The bottom shelf houses all of my tea cups and coffee mugs as well as a small basket for tools. This is filled with travel tea bag tins (they were free inside of select Celestial Seasoning boxes), special sugar spoons, a mesh tea ball for loose tea leaves and a honey dipper.
My coffee and tea selections are stored on the middle shelf along with my sweeteners. You can catch a small glimpse of my sugar stored in a tall glass container in the back.(I buy my sugar in bulk, a huge 8 lb bag of organic cane sugar from Costco.) In front of the sugar, I have a jar of local honey. Yum. Did you know that local honey is supposed to help with seasonal allergy issues?
I keep my beverage thermoses and Life factory water bottles on the top shelf. Empty Starbucks coffee bags are stored here, ready to be traded for a free cup of coffee on date night. This shelf is also where my coffee pitcher and coffee filters are kept.
I love the simplicity of having organized zones for daily tasks. And coffee is certainly one of them.
It’s the best part of waking up. 😉
While I have my hot beverage zone stored inside a cabinet, you may find that this way of organizing your coffee and teas is not compatible in your kitchen. Think outside of the box -a basket or even a simple tray on your counter could be used for storing hot beverages. Find the method that works the best for you.
Thanks for reading,