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3 Organizing Tips to Clear Kitchen Clutter

Created on Mar 28, 2013
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  1. Ergonomics: It’s important before you start to organize your kitchen and pantry shelving to step back and take a look at the space. Think about how you need this space to flow. You don’t want to run back and forth in the kitchen to get all of the things you need to prepare a meal. When you are standing at the stove everything you need to cook should be right at your fingertips. Other examples of ergonomics are plates by the stove and cups near the refrigerator. 
  2. Purge, purge, and purge again: My husband is a very talented cook and LOVES to spend time in the kitchen. I have learned that you don’t need a lot of fancy tools to be a good cook. The key to organization is a saying I have become well known for which is; “Too much stuff in too small a space can never be organized.” In the same way the less you have, the less you have to keep up with. The first round of purging will be the easy round. This is the time to get rid of anything you no longer want or items that are broken. The next step is to group like items and then purge again. If you see that you have 10 spatulas and you look at them side-by-side, let go of duplicates. 
  3. Everything has a home: The key to maintaining home organization is to make sure that everything has a very specific home. Use organizing tools like drawer dividers and individual trays. My favorite tools are the modular drawer organizers because you can fit them together like a puzzle and they can make even the most awkward drawer an organizational dream!
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