our kitchen is next on the list to "re-do". These are great suggetions.....I can't wait for an expanded kitc hen.
10/3/2013 11:37:30 PM
I've had my kitchen organized like this for years. (I have three drawers for utensils, most often used are right next to the stove). I also keep a "freezer inventory" list of meats on the door, so I know how many packages, and which cuts of chicken, beef, shrimp, etc. are inside. This helps when deciding what I need to buy, especially if there is a good sale. (Like, this week Harris-Teeter has chicken breasts BOGO). Also, when organizing the pantry and shelves, consider adding extra shelving to go UP. I have 3-tier riser shelves on two shelves of my pantry to store cans, spices, etc. and they are easier to see. Also, if your pantry has a regular door (not a bi-fold), you can get special door racks that will hold a LOT of items.
I am so thankful that DH is a great cook and BUILT the kitchen to be easily organized and everything in view thanks to pull out pantry shelves and drawers for pots and pans, etc.
There's one pull out shelf for baking items (flour, sugar, baking soda, etc.) another for utensils (mixing bowls, measuring spoons, etc.) and 2 full shelves of seasoning, herbs, etc. with the names clearly visible on the jar lids.
Yes, it does make all the difference in the world!
9/4/2013 4:06:18 AM
Great article, what a pity I don't have enough strenght to do so. http://noxlab.pl
This will be my project for the week! Today I cleared most of my main working surface. Thus inspired I made a long-overdue next batch of my special cook-in sauce cum salad dressing, which I'd been putting off for at least a week after running out. I got out the ingredients and then did it in 5 minutes! Tomorrow I either tackle the smaller job of accumulated chaos in front of my gas hob, or start on the major task of my chaotic secondary working surface where nearly everything gets dumped. I have another working surface where I prepare the animals' meals, use my fish grill and pop corn, that is also cluttered. Ditto top of frig and top of another cupboard. I'm thinking of putting hooks on the cupboard doors for tools etc I use most often. That will take me into next week! Thank you for spurring me on to making life easier for myself!
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