Calming The Cup Collection – How Do You Organize Your Cups?

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Coffee Mugs

As mentioned on my blog Mom Knows It All, after getting through Hurricane Sandy I’ve decided that I want to get my house in order. I want to get things more organized. There’s a reason I refer to my house as The Burrow. If you’ve seen the Harry Potter movies, you know what The Burrow is. It’s the house that the Weasley family lives in. It’s a house filled with clutter and love. Our kitchen is definitely an area that could use some work. The fridge isn’t a concern, we lost everything in the fridge after Hurricane Sandy hit. Hubby cleaned it out the day after we returned while it was empty. Yesterday I reorganized and cleaned the counter. The next task is probably going to be going through our collection of cups and mugs, which is rather large. The picture above is a portion of one cabinet, which contains 10 cups – a set of 6 and a set of 4, they match our dishes. Down on the counter there is a shelf with 18 mugs, many of which were gifts including some personalized coffee mugs. In the next cabinet over there are about 8 travel mugs.  In the past few months I have gotten rid of about a dozen other mugs. I don’t have counter space for a mug tree. I don’t have wall space for hooks either. I know I have to thin out the collection to make more room, but I don’t even know where to begin since I like them all. How do you organize and store your coffee cups?

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patricia Marsden November 12, 2012 - 6:30 am

My souvenir ones (plastic) are out in the garage stored for camping trips; a mug rwrack on my counter holds a half dozen; hooks in my cabinet hold my dish set ones; a few odd thermal are in the cabinet for coffee on the go with a couple of favs. The rest get recycled on to whoever needs them for the moment–which changes as sons move about.

blueyes November 12, 2012 - 8:53 am

I just shove them in the highest shelf of a cabinet I never use because I’m not that big of a coffee drinker. I mainly use my over sized coffee mugs as soup/chili bowls. I keep acquiring them year after year though when they come with gift sets of some sort or another :/


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