This time of year has me motivated to organize my life a bit. So I started in my kitchen. Here’s what I do to try to help the heart of my home run more smoothly.
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First, I love to use containers of all kinds to store things…I use tupperware for storage of my flour, sugar & oats. Keeping measuring and levelling tools in the containers is very handy. One day I dream of having specific kitchen drawers to hold things like flour and sugar…just like my Grandma’s farmhouse kitchen.
I love using old jars to store pantry items. For easy organizing I labeled my jars with chalkboard stickers.
And of course, you have to make things look pretty, so I decorated my jars. Seems kinda silly, but whatever makes me happy right?!
I like to use bins to store miscellaneous bagged items & potatoes & onions. I just learned that potatoes and onions should be kept separate, or your potatoes will turn green! huh.
I also make sure I’m stocked up on great cleaners. I’m a bit of a cleaning freak.
I installed wire dividers in my cupboards for my baking sheets. Saved my life. Ok, maybe not that dramatic, but there were many bad words uttered before these were installed, and pans flew out when the door opened!
I use a great recipe filing system. At least, it works for me.
And secured my tea towels to stop them from ending up on the floor. I take a tiny bit of pleasure out of watching my toddler try to get these off! ha ha
My aprons are within easy reach on the hooks in my pantry.
I use a lazy susan in my pantry to easily find my staples.
Using a placemat under drippy bottles, saves me cleaning time.
And lastly, I like to keep my essentials handy! And my coffee is essential! Especially on days like today. Tired momma.
There is so much more that I could do, but organizing is an ever evolving and changing task. I will clean and organize something one day, and the next day it’s crazy again. But that’s life, and I do what works for our little family of 5!