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!
I have done all of the above. It's amazing how empty my refrig looks now. I did find a cheap coupon holder at the Dollar store.
9/11/2012 12:20:55 PM
doing thsi tonight!! also i am going to toss the fast food (pizza and such) magentis in the trash so no temptions! i will get plan magnites from dollar store to replace them. I need a coupon system....where can i keep coupons? just an envlope i can maybe peg it on the board? what do you all do?
Some good ideas here. I am sad because even though we put in a new kitchen, there was only room for efficiency size, so little storage. No walls could be removed (small house) so though it looks nice, it is far from my dream kitchen. I like the idea of leaving cookbooks out where one can use them. I so need a shelf or two for these and my red tea pot with white polka dots on it.
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