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Weekly Meal Planning
Planning your family meals on a weekly basis has several benefits. It helps to ensure that food is used up before it goes bad and keeps you from ordering takeout or going out to eat. This will save you time and money in the long run, while keeping your family well fed with healthy home cooked meals.
Storing Kitchen Towels in a Basket
Finding a way to creatively store kitchen hand towels can make them easy to access and decorative at the same time. Try storing your kitchen towels in a basket to keep them handy.
Keeping Your Refrigerator Clean and Organized
A lot of waste comes from food being "lost" in the back of a messy refrigerator. Organization helps you keep more money in your wallet while making cooking a snap. This is a guide about keeping your refrigerator clean and organized.
Organize Condiments in Your Refrigerator
Organizing your condiments in the fridge can not only save you time when cooking or preparing lunch for school and work, but it can help alert you to the need to replace supplies that are getting low. This is a guide about organizing condiments in your refrigerator.
Using a Lazy Susan in Your Fridge
If you are looking for a new way to use that lazy Susan that is collecting dust in a cabinet or the garage, use it in your fridge. There are also new ones that can be used this way as well to help organize and make foods more accessible. This is a page about
using a lazy Susan in your fridge
Tidy Cord Saver
You can purchase command cord bundle strips or make your own cord solution a lot cheaper. I purchased self adhesive hooks. I placed one on the side of my smoothie blender. I took an empty cardboard TP roll and covered it with inexpensive contact paper. I punched a hole in the TP holder and put it on the hook attached to my blender. Then I tucked the cord inside.
Getting Dishes Back After a Potluck
This is a page about getting dishes back after a potluck. It isn't uncommon for dishes to go unclaimed after a potluck or for 2 people to have identical containers. Using freezer tape to create a label with your name on it is a great way to get your dish back at the end of the event.
Keep Measuring Spoons in Frequently Used Containers
Keeping a set of plastic measuring spoons in your containers of sugar, flour, etc. makes it easy to prepare your recipes and actually cuts down on dish washing as the spoons do not need to be washed after every use. This is a page about keep measuring spoons in frequently used containers.
How to Store Drinking Straws
There are a lot of recycled containers you can put to new use for storing your drinking straws, such as oatmeal or cookie boxes. This is a page about storing drinking straws.
Corralling Cords of Kitchen Counter Appliances
I like the printed designs on Kleenex boxes, they're almost too cute to throw out. I'm sure this sounds like "what" in the world does Kleenex boxes have to do with kitchen appliance cords? Well, when the tissues are used up I cut the side of the box off and use the cute printed wide strip as my "cord holder".
Rice Filled Glass DIY Knife Stand
Yesterday I was doing some intricate chopping for dinner and had a couple different knives out. I was in a bit of a rush and knocked one off the counter and near my foot. To avoid these types of accidents from happening, fill a glass or cup with dry uncooked rice and stand your knives in there at your workstation.
Use Bubble Wrap to Protect Stacked Pots
Bubble wrap can be used to protect pots and pan from scratching each other while stored. This is a page about use bubble wrap to protect stacked pots.
Labeling Pantry Staples
Many people like to repackage their staple foods in glass or plastic storage containers after discarding the original packaging. Once done however, it can be difficult to differentiate between some dry goods. This is a page about labeling pantry staples.
Storage Ideas For Small Kitchen Appliances
Small kitchen appliances can be a challenge to store. They take up a lot of space on your countertop and can be bulky and require too much space in your cabinets. This is a page about storage ideas for small kitchen appliances.
Restock Your Pantry Like Stores Restock Their Shelves
A well organized pantry not only makes it easy to find a specific item, but can also help save money since you won't buy more of a food item that you already have. This is a page about restock your pantry like stores restock their shelves.
Organizing a Lazy Susan Cabinet
A Lazy Susan cabinet can be a very efficient way to store things. This is a page about organizing a lazy susan cabinet.
Kitchen Storage with Plastic Crates
Sterilite Storage Crates are useful for the kitchen. This particular one I purchased is from Walmart (measuring 9" L x 7 " x 6") and is also perfect for CDs and DVDs, but I am using it to store dried grains. The crate is only $1.37! They are stackable and you can connect more crates together if you need!
Homemade Spice Cabinet
Finding a good place to store the many small spice bottles in your kitchen can sometimes be solved by a DIY project, such as a spice rack. This is a page about homemade spice cabinet.
Use a Soda Can Box to Organize Bags
Recycled solutions to organizational issues are often thrifty and creative. This is a page about use a soda can box to organize bags.
Using Drawers to Organize Pantry
This is a page about using drawers to organize pantry. Adding drawer sets to your pantry can create more useful and organized storage space.
Organizing Spice Tins on Your Fridge
This is a page about organizing spice tins on your fridge. This is a creative way to find more storage space in your kitchen.
Product Review: Tupperware Fridgesmart Containers
These containers keep food fresh longer. They have ridged bottoms to collect any moisture. In addition, they have two vents. Depending upon the food being stored, one, both, or neither will be in the open position.
Hanging Pots and Pans
This is a page about hanging pots and pans. One way to better utilize space in a kitchen with limited or unsatisfactory cabinet space is to hang your pots and pans.
Labeling Spice Jars
This is a page about labeling spice jars. Organizing your spices often includes transferring them all to new or matching jars.
Making a Lazy Susan with Marbles
This is a page about DIY lazy susan with marbles. This easy to make lazy susan has all the function of a store bought one, at a fraction of the cost.
Making a Scrubbie Cubbie
This is a page about making a scrubbie cubbie. This easy to make solution for storing cleaning items between uses, is perfect for keeping your kitchen organized.
Storing Plastic Wrap, Foil and Wax Paper...
This is a page about storing plastic wrap, foil and wax paper boxes. All those food wrap boxes can take up less space in the kitchen when you get a little creative.
Storing Kitchen Tongs
This is a page about storing kitchen tongs. Cooking tongs can take up too much room and add to the clutter in drawers. There are a few creative ways to store them.
Using Clear Glass Canisters
This is a page about using clear glass canisters. Glass is a wonderful food container material. It is easy to clean, and easy to see what and how much is stored in it.
Using Recipe Cards
This is a page about using recipe cards. Many cooks still use recipe cards when preparing their favorite meals.
Making a Magnetic Knife Holder
You can save money and free up space on your kitchen counter by making a magnetic knife holder. This is a page about making a magnetic knife holder.
This is a page about organizing lids. Whether metal, glass, or plastic, lids can be a challenge to keep organized and easy to find.
K-Cup Holder Ideas
This is a page about K-Cup holder ideas. K-Cup storage can be a challenge, but there are all sorts of creative and thrifty ways to store your K-Cups.
Storing Brooms and Mops
This page is about storing brooms and mops. An untidy mess can develop in a utility closet or corner of the kitchen.
Storing Canning Jars
This is a page about storing canning jars. When not in use canning jars need to be stored until next season.
Making a Magnetic Spice Rack
This is a page about making a magnetic spice rack. Having your spices easily accessible makes cooking even easier.
Organizing Kitchen Drawers
This is a page about organizing kitchen drawers. If your kitchen drawers are a jumbled mess, it is time to organize them.
Organizing Coffee Mugs
This is a page about organizing coffee mugs. There are a number of ways to organize your coffee mugs, whether you want to display them or maximize cupboard storage.
Organizing Serving Dishes
This is a page about organizing serving dishes. Because of their varying sizes and shapes serving dishes can be tough to organize.
Storing Cupcake Liners
This is a page about storing cupcake liners. If you like to bake cupcakes buy fancy liners for different occasions, you may be at a loss for a convenient way to store the extras until needed.
Organizing Lunch Boxes
This is a page about organizing lunch boxes. School or work lunchboxes often seem to litter the countertop in the kitchen with no real home.
Using Corkboard in the Kitchen
This is a page about using corkboard in the kitchen. Corkboard can be used in many ways to help organize your kitchen.
Keeping Kitchen Tools Handy
This page is about keeping kitchen tools handy. Having your tools easy to find when you need them, makes working in the kitchen more enjoyable.
Storing Pots in the Oven
This is a page about storing pots in the oven. Those of us with small kitchens ofter resort to storing pots in the oven.
This page is about storing toothpicks. You can have toothpicks clean and convenience in a variety of containers.
This page is about storing silverware. Finding the best way to avoid tarnished silverware, saves a lot of work polishing.
Storing Corn on the Cob Holders
This is a page about storing corn on the cob holders. No more stuck fingers fishing for the corn on the cob holders or finding only one.
Saving Recipes from Food Packaging
This is a page about saving recipes from food packaging. Often times there are some really good recipes on the food package, that may not be there the next time you shop.
Organizing Measuring Cups
This page is about organizing measuring cups. A clutter of measuring cups in your cupboard or drawer can make it hard to find the one you really need.
Pantry Food Storage
This page is about pantry food storage. Storing food in your pantry can be challenging to keep organized and properly rotated.
Organizing Muffin Pans
This is a page about organizing muffin pans. Do you have regular, mini, fancy shaped, or muffin top pans all tossed together in the cupboard?
Organizing Canned Goods
This is a page about organizing canned goods. A well organized kitchen makes meal preparation and grocery shopping easier. Keeping your canned goods organized will help to know when you need to replace that product and may even be helpful in last minute meal creation, or off the shelf cooking.
Organizing Your Cross-Top Freezer
This is a page about organizing your cross-top freezer. Having a refrigerator with a cross-top freezer is very convenient but the space is small and can become crowded. Here are tips to keep everything accessible.
Use Binder Clips in the Kitchen
I use binder clips in my kitchen. They keep chip bags closed tightly. Along with using on cold cereal bags or any bag that needs to stay closed inside of a box or on it's own.
Garden Pots for the Kitchen Counter
I use an oval metal planter that has a plastic lining by my kitchen sink for my hand soap container, dishwashing soap container, stoppers, and scrubbers. They are all in one place and in a decorative container.
Use Clips To Keep Food Fresh
I use these clips for closing bags of anything from herbs and spices to frozen veggies. They are easy to use and never come undone.
Organizing Cookie Cutters
This is a page about organizing cookie cutters. If you have a lot of cookie cutters it's easy to for them to take up a lot of space and get disorganized. Make sure you can find the right shape cookie cutter when you need by keeping them organized.
This is a page about organizing funnels. Funnels are a uniquely shaped item that can be difficult to store. It may take a like creativity, but there are convenient ways to keep funnels organized.
Organizing Pots and Pans
This is a page about organizing pots and pans. With their various shapes and sizes, pots and pans can be difficult to organize. Getting your pots and pans organized will speed up cooking and keep your cabinets usable.
Organizing Baking Pans and Cookie Sheets
This is a page about organizing baking pans and cookie sheets. Baking pans, cookie sheets, and other bakeware can be difficult to organize. They come in many different sizes and configurations.
Organizing Under Your Kitchen Sink
This is a page about organizing under your kitchen sink. Under your kitchen sink can become a catchall. Organizing this cabinet is a great way to get more space out of your kitchen.
Organizing Your Kitchen
This is a page about organizing your kitchen. Making food in a disorganized or messy kitchen can be daunting and difficult. Keeping your kitchen organized can save you time and money on food preparation.
Organizing a Small Kitchen
This is a page about organizing a small kitchen. Organizing your kitchen is tough even in a large kitchen. It is even more important to organize a small kitchen, where space is limited.
Organizing Kitchen Cabinets
This is a page about organizing kitchen cabinets. Whether your kitchen is small or large it's important to be able to work efficiently in your cooking space. Keeping your kitchen cabinets neat and tidy is a very important part of keeping your kitchen organized.
This is a page about organizing spices. Spices can quickly take up more space in your kitchen than you may have intended. Keeping your spices organized helps to reduce their storage footprint and makes them easier to locate while you are cooking.
Use Dishwasher For Storage
I have a dish washer and find that I rarely use a dish drainer. I decided to put that old drainer to a better use. It works great to hold all of my lids for pots and pans upright in the small space under the sink.
This is a page about organizing dishes. Having your dishes organized can maximize space and make it easier to work in your kitchen.
Storing Kitchen Appliances
This is a page about storing kitchen appliances. Small appliances such as blenders, mixers, and toasters can be real time savers, but they can take up a lot of room on your kitchen counter.
Organizing Kitchen Utensils
This is a page to organizing kitchen utensils. Kitchen utensils are all different shapes and sizes, which can make them difficult to organize. Well organized kitchen utensils makes it easier to find them and can also add a decorative element to your kitchen.
Organizing Your Pantry
This page is about organizing a pantry. Finding things in an unorganized pantry can be frustrating. A well organized pantry can save you money by decreasing unneeded shopping trips.
Utilizing the Wasted Space in Corner Kitchen Cabinets
What's the best way to utilize the space in the unreachable corners of my cabinets where they form an "L" shape. If I use bins in those corners to hold items then I have to remove all my pots and pans to get to the bins.
Condiments on the Table or Counter
What items should you leave on your kitchen table? For example, should I put the sugar, salt, and pepper on the table leave them on the counter?
Placement of Kitchen Canisters
I have kitchen canisters fro flour and sugar. Where do you put them on the kitchen counters?
Store Milk In Plastic Bag
It's true. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure especially when it comes to cleaning. In this picture, I wrapped the plastic grocery bag handles around the handle of the milk jug, leaving enough of the handle because the bag can be slippery.
Keeping Clutter Off My Kitchen Counters
An old wicker shelf, a large cup-hook and some plastic bins help to organize all the miscellaneous "stuff" that winds up in the kitchen. Then distribute items once a day to their "proper" homes!
Efficient Placement of Small Kitchen Appliances
Where do you put your appliances on the counter, example coffee pot, toaster, so that it is more time efficient?
A Small Book Rack for Cookbooks
I would like to display some cook books on my countertop. Where can I find a small book rack?
Organizing My Kitchen
I have a new kitchen and one corner cabinet has 2 lazy susan shelves and I have a small pantry. Can you tell me what organization scheme works the best here? I also have a cook top and under that more cabinets.
Organizing Packets in the Kitchen
In my pantry, on the front sides of my shelves, there are room for some "S" hooks to hang. I've punched holes in the sealed tops of packets of taco seasoning, gravy mixes, etc. and hung them on the "S" hooks.
Organizing with Wooden Crates
Here is a picture of how I organized "some" of my cookbooks. When I was at our grocery store last fall they had these crates sitting out for their pumpkin display. I asked if they'd sell me some.
Countertop Paper Towel Holders
Instead of rollers attached to the wall for paper towels, Saran, etc., use paper towel holders on the counter top, under the sink, or in cupboards and closets.
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