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Kitchen Organization

 

Here are some great kitchen organization tips to help take the strees out of your meal preparations.  Also see Meal Planning Central for a free meal planning report.

  Most families spend a lot of time in their kitchens. In many households the kitchen is the heart and soul of the home. You want to make this room a relaxing family space but also it is key to apply some kitchen organization tips into your home to ensure that your family meal times and cooking preparations as stress free as possible.

Here are a few kitchen organization tips to help get you started:

Organize Your Work Stations – To make cooking easier you want to make sure you have everything you need close at hand. Have an area for preparing the meals. It’s good to keep your spices and seasonings close to this area.

You’ll also want to have chopping boards, knives and mixing spoons close at hand. Have another area for serving and keep all your dishes, serving spoons, placemats and utensils there.

The kitchen organization technique of using work stations in kitchen and keeping everything you need near each work station, will save a lot of time.

Organize Your Fridge – Clean out your fridge and organize things in categories to make finding them easier when you’re in a rush. It’s a good idea to keep all your dairy products together. Place cold cuts in tightly sealed plastic containers and label them. This will keep them fresh and also make it easier to find. You can do the same thing with cheese and left over foods.

Separate your fruit and salad items from your other vegetables so that you can find them easier. Often times you’ll forget you have those tomatoes in the back drawer and buy more. By keeping things organized you’ll waste and spend less.

Organize Your Pantry - Arrange your pantry or cupboards according to foods. For example keep all your canned goods in one place and cereal in another. Keep the items you use most within easy reach and put away those appliances you never seem to use. They’re just taking up counter top space.

Plan Your Meals – This is by far the easiest way to organize your meal times. Take a few minutes and write out a meal plan and shopping list for the upcoming week. Buy everything in advance and stock up on items you use regularly and have a long shelf life. Then stick your menu on your fridge, glance at it each morning and plan ahead. Thaw any meat that needs thawing or chop and add your items to your crock pot.

Hopefully these kitchen organization tips will help to ease the stress of your meal preparations and your meal times!

Enjoy!

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Additional Resources

Organization for Moms Guide Finally Organized - Finally Free - An amazing collection of 1,300 organizing tips.

Organize-Everything.com - Organizing and storage products for the home, office, or business, including containers and shelving.

Get Organized - Space savers to unclutter your life.

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