Happy Thanksgiving EVE! I hope that you are all having a wonderful week of thankfulness! In this season we tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and sometimes if can get a little overwhelming and unorganized.
Well my friend has written a wonderful post on how to keep your kitchen organized and CLEAN!
Written by Whitney C. Harris
Got kitchen confusion? The kitchen can be the hardest room in the house to keep in order. Itâ€™s where many families make and eat their meals, do homework, pay bills, work on projects, play with pets, and spend quality time throughout the day. Thatâ€™s also why itâ€™s so important to keep everythingâ€”from all types of food and drink to important documents and gadgetsâ€”super organized on a daily basis. A neat and tidy kitchen makes running a householdâ€¦simply easier.
Looking for ideas on where to start? Here are four quick and easy solutions to keep things organized.
1. STORE: Everyone has kitchen favorites, but having dozens of tools and appliances that take up counter space is not the way to go. Instead, put your favorite pots, plates and other kitchen belongings in a multiple pieced cabinet organizer like the ones at Get Organized. This way, you can manage your space by sticking favorite items on the top shelves or hanging them on the door, while the less-traveled items can be stored behind or on the bottom. This way, youâ€™ll minimize the times youâ€™ll have to scramble through your cabinets to find something when youâ€™re in a rush.
2. ORGANIZE: Kitchens can become dumping zones for piles of paper. Assign a basket for all magazines, newspapers, bills, coupons, and lists. Itâ€™s easier to see what needs your attention when important documents are out on the counter and not stuck in the back of a jammed kitchen drawer. And limit yourself to just one basket! When it becomes more than three-quarters full, go through it and throw away any old papers that you no longer need. This five-minute task will help you keep the amount of papers you acquire under control.
3. SCHEDULE: Keeping track of everyoneâ€™s schedule and to-do lists is easier when theyâ€™re all in one place. Post an erasable family calendar on your fridge, or anywhere kids can reach, so that everyone can add and change as needed. The PBteen Style Tile 2.0 is good for a large, colorful, kid-friendly presentation and can be reused month-to-month, year-to-year. Add symbols or stickers for special events like birthdays, doctor appointments, class trips, vacations, and chore charts.
4. SIMPLIFY: Being space efficient means keeping only what you need and throwing away everything else. One good way to do this is to go through all of your cookbooks and photocopy only the recipes you love (and actually make!) each year. A lot of cabinet space is wasted on huge cookbooks that are never fully used. So pick your favorites that have withstood the test of time and gather those into one spot. Then, make full-color photocopies of all those delicious soups, salads, pastas, dinners, and desserts and insert them into a beautiful three-ring binder. This retro-inspired option from Zazzle is pretty stylish. Be sure to use clear sheet protectors to keep the pages safe from spills and sticky little hands. Suddenly, you have everything you need in one manageable space. And the next time you need your favorite brownie recipe, youâ€™ll know exactly where to find it.
These simple steps will instantly organize the main aspects of your kitchen and keep things running smoothly, leaving you with more time and space to enjoy what really matters.
Question: How do you keep your kitchen organized and clean?