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Organize Your Kitchen: Meal Planning

Organize Your Kitchen: Meal Planning

OK, I’ll admit it. Meal planning is not one of my strong points in the kitchen. In fact, it is probably one of my biggest headaches. I don’t mind grocery shopping, putting away the groceries or cooking but I can stand in front of a full fridge or pantry and not think of a single thing to make. It’s like my brain just freezes up. Can anyone else relate?

So what are some ways that others deal with this necessary daily task? Here are a few that come to mind.

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Organize Your Kitchen: It's All About Location

Organize Your Kitchen: It's All About Location

When organizing your kitchen, it helps to treat your kitchen cabinets like prime real estate. In other words, it's all about location.

Keep the items you use the most, such as your every day dishes, on the lowest shelves of your top cabinets. Bulkier items like pots and bowls that you use a lot should occupy the front of your bottom cabinets. Items that you use really infrequently like a large platter you only use at Thanksgiving or the bread maker need to live in the highest cabinets. Another option for the infrequently used items is to store them in a hall closet or even in the attic. The things you use the most should be the easiest to get to on a daily basis.

Organize Your Kitchen: Group Like with Like

Organize Your Kitchen:  Group Like with Like

One great way to organize your kitchen to to group like things together and to give them all a specific home in your cupboards.

It’s hard for your kids (or husband) to find a glass when you have a few here and a few there and things are never put back in the same place. Putting all the glasses  and cups in one or two cabinets will keep things in better order.

Organize Your Kitchen: It's Time to Purge

Organize Your Kitchen: It's Time to Purge

Let’s face it, the kitchen can often become one of the most cluttered spots in the house simply because we spend so much time there. It is truly the heart of a home so keeping things simple and organized can make a big difference in our lives.

Sometimes our kitchen cabinets become black holes for chipped dishes, strange utensils and unwanted platters. Now is a great time to really go through your cupboards and get rid of things that are broken, unidentifiable or that you just plain don’t ever use. To paraphrase William Morris, keep only the things you use and love.

Good Life Organizing announces new website

Good Life Organizing announces new website

Creating a new website is a bit like having a child. You have great ideas and dreams and then it takes a long time for it be ready to come into the world.  That's is what I have been doing this Spring (giving birth to a website, not a child!). Working with Shalon Ironroad of Bacon Business Management I have crafted a new and improved website that truly highlights my personality and my business.

Some of the newest highlights include:

• An FAQ page to answer your burring questions about organizing and working with a Professional Organizer,

• The Living the Good Life blog is now found directly on my website, and

• You now have easy access to my videos that give helpful tips and hints about organizing your home and life.

 

So please stop by, browse around and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

 

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

Spring Fling Roundup: 32 Day of Decluttering

Spring Fling Roundup: 32 Day of Decluttering

Wow! It’s hard to believe that April is over and so is the Spring Fling! Thank you to everyone who participated even if you followed along in private. I hope each and everyone were able to tackle at least one of the Flings. This is always lots of fun and we’ll do it again in the Fall. 

 

If you missed a fling or two, here is a quick roundup for you.