I don’t know about you, but I have the hardest time keeping my kitchen organized. Sometimes I have to stop and set aside a few hours to get it back in order. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the fact that my husband and I are seemingly addicted to condiments and pint glasses for one.
The rest of it has to do with having a small space to store things but sometimes you’ve got to make do with what you have, which is why I rely on implementing organization tips regularly to keep everything accessible and from expiring before its time to keeping your pots with their lids.
Knowing what all you have as far as edibles and cookware goes saves a lot of money because according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, over 40% of food is wasted. That’s a lot of food…and money!.
We’ve probably got you ready to roll up your sleeves and ready to reduce the potential food waste in your own home. Along with having your ingredients easily accessible, having the right cookware at hand is just as important in reducing food waste. If the right saute pan is in the front of the cabinet instead of in the back under a mountain of lids, you’ll be more likely to pull it out and cook the produce waiting patiently in the fridge instead of ordering takeout again.
Even though we all know basic organization principles, sometimes it’s nice to have a reference to look at, a guide or a checklist so that it feels like we’re accomplishing something. Feel free to print out this Goodie that showcases ten tips to get the kitchen organized, from wiping to bursting free from the house afterwards to donate your goods to a food bank and local Goodwill store.
It’s all a part of The Goodies, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC’s downloadable content series that can help you declutter and DIY your way to a more inspired life. Whether you need a guide to streamlining your style or just cleaning out your drawers, our fresh features are sure to inform and delight.