We are going to spend this week in the kitchen. If you are like most the kitchen gets a lot of use – maybe better to call it wear-and-tear. Therefore, you have to be vigilant to keep it organized. But doing so will save you time and frustration.
Day 1. Time for an experiment. Grab a cardboard box. Now gather up all of your cooking utensils and put them in the box. Leave the box on the counter and pull from it what you need throughout the week. As you use each item and clean it and put it away. More on this on day 5.
Day 2. Consider what stationed at your sink. This is such a busy place in a kitchen and so important to keep clean. Remove anything that would hamper your effectiveness in this area. Only keep out what you need everyday.
Day 3. Pull out all your baking supplies. When was the last time you used each item. Do you make cupcakes anymore? It seems to me that there are so many specialty baking items. Consider getting rid of anything that only holds one purpose.
Day 4. Let’s look at some of those “not-so-small” small appliances. Do you still own a bread maker? How about a juicer or yogurt maker? When was the last time you used them? Please be realistic when considering how much room they take up versus how often they get turned on.
Day 5. Back to the utensil box. After 5 days of pulling items to use them what is left? I bet you reused several of your favorite utensils while leaving others untouched. You can free up so much space by letting things that you don’t use go. Try it!
(Now get rid of the cardboard box.)
By only having items that you use all the time on your kitchen counter top you will free up some much-needed work space.
If you missed week 22 of Get Organized in 2012 check it out here.
Organize Everything – Simplify Life