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The following are kitchen hot spots and suggestions on how to avoid being over run by mess.


•           Prevent multiplying water bottles, coffee mugs, and plastic storage ware. Restrain yourself by holding each of these categories into a drawer or bin.

•           Dump your paper and extra plastic bags. They barricade cabinets and drawers and rob you of storage place. If you keep a few, there must be a reason and a purpose.  Use them to line wastebaskets and to take it on walks with your dog.

•           Refuse reusing plastic tubs, like butter containers. People love to reuse containers, but you aren't able to see into them, and the plastic will sooner or later give off chemicals. Alternatively, use the store-bought type that are made for this role and be proud of yourself for recycling the others.

•           When you have a dining room or even a hutch, try to store together your crystal, china, and formal serving pieces in here instead of eating kitchen space for these items.

•           Capitalize on vertical space such as tall cabinets by setting up an additional shelf or use shelf dividers and dish separators to produce more storage.

•           If you tend to lose or forget about stowed items that you can't see, invest in turning some of your lower fixed shelves into pull-out shelves.

 Food Storage


  • While creating centers in your kitchen, create centers also for classes of items in your pantry. Have separate shelves for baking, snacks, breakfast, dinner, and containers and paper goods. For each shelf, it's a good idea to label them, and store items of the same type in smaller containers for quick removal and use.

•           Gut your refrigerator on a regular basis. Consume what you have before buying more, and shop using a list.

•           Chop healthy foods like vegetables and cheese into bite-sized pieces and place them inside containers in the fridge to make nutritious eating leisurely.


•           Manage your mail each day. Most families work on incoming mail in the kitchen. Without watchful sorting, shredding, and handling, piles would grow sky-high quick. Keep a recycle bin, garbage can, and shredder nearby.

•           If you do not have a home office, set up one so you will be able to send accomplished paperwork to it for permanent storage.  Otherwise, the kitchen may turn into the final resting place for paper of all types.

•           Create a household hub straightaway to help you handle paper and tasks that unavoidably land in the kitchen.

 Kid-Friendly Kitchens

•           Swallow the fact that young kids will be drawn to the kitchen. Give a play drawer just for them. Fill it using plastic storage containers and lids that do not match, old linens, or anything creative to arouse their imagination.

•           If your children prefer to do their homework in the kitchen, institute boundaries for what they could and couldn't use on or close to the table. It may be a valuable work or play surface without being a storage surface.

•           When your children age, help them to share to chores by stashing away dishes low enough that they can help set the table, wash dishes, and unload the dishwasher.

•           Keep healthy snacks, juice boxes, and lunch fixings on a low shelf so children can help make their own lunches.

•           Till your kids get to a reasonable age (only you know when that would be), keep caffeinated and sugared foods in your control so you can keep kids under control.


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