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Junk Drawers = Miscellaneous

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Home Organization, Kitchen, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , , , |

Junk drawers are equivalent to a box marked ‘miscellaneous’.  Organizers tend to shy away from those labels.  Why you ask?  Because it’s a catchall phrase that means that the items in the junk drawer or misc box have no assigned homes.  And we don’t actually know what is inside this junk drawer or misc box. We have to dig through said drawers or boxes to find what we are looking for. Another reason could be that these items have assigned homes, but because we are busy, it’s just quicker to stash it away in a nearby drawer than to put [...]

Storing Your Recipes

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Home Organization, Kitchen, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , |

Storing your recipes can become challenging.  They come to us in many ways.  Some are handed down from our Moms in books or cut out of magazines, or even handwritten on index cards.  Now that we are in the digital age, some are printed from emails or from websites, and there are apps on our electronic devices to find & store them. Everyone is different and your preference for storing your recipes could be different from others.  As mentioned above, there are typically 2 different mediums of recipes; paper and digital.  You can use a combination of the 2 mediums, [...]

Options For Lid Storage

By | August 14th, 2016|Categories: Home Organization, Kitchen, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Do you find it difficult to organize and store all the lids that you have for pots & pans or plasticware?  I know I did, so that’s why I decided to write a post on lid storage. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are flexible, and some are not.  Nesting works great for the items the lids accompany, but storing the lids is another story.  Your cabinets can become a tangled mess of lids which makes it difficult to find the lid you need. I want to share with you how I turned my lid chaos into organized [...]

2 Valuable Lessons Learned From My Remodeling Project

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: Home Remodeling, Kitchen, Planning|Tags: , , |

My kitchen is done, yay!  I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result, however, I want to share some lessons learned with you, and some before & after pictures. This is the last in the series of posts describing my journey to a new kitchen.  If you missed the last post, Preparing For My Kitchen Remodel, click on this link. Whenever you work on a project, whether it’s big or small, whether you do the job yourself, or you hire others, there will be challenges.  You don’t know what you don’t know; this statement was used in previous posts [...]

Save Time & Eat Healthier…Use a Slow Cooker

By | February 4th, 2013|Categories: Kitchen, Time Management|Tags: , |

Looking to find some extra time in your day? We live in such a hectic world. We’re always in a hurry. There is so much to do, and so little time to do it. I know I’m always looking for ways to make effective use of my time. Living a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious meals has also become challenging. It may be because we don’t have the time to fix healthy meals, or sit down to enjoy them. Eating on the run usually isn’t very healthy for us. Frozen dinners, canned soups, and sandwiches are the primary meals in my [...]

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Organize Your Kitchen for the Holidays

By | October 13th, 2012|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays, Kitchen, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Here we are, once again, at the beginning of October and just past the autumnal equinox. Temperatures are cooling, leaves are beginning to turn colors and will soon begin their descent from their limbs to the ground. Fall decorations are beginning to appear in shop windows and in many homes around the neighborhood. The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to begin preparations for all the festive events that take place this time of year. As we begin to plan for the upcoming holidays and the gatherings with family and friends, meal planning is a big piece of the [...]

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Do You Even Know What’s in Your Refrigerator?

By | May 15th, 2012|Categories: Home Organization, Kitchen, Organizing Tips|Tags: , |

How many times have you opened the door of your refrigerator to get something out and been blown away by the smell? Or can’t find what you’re looking for because there is so much stuff jammed in there? It’s a common problem for a lot of families. Living a hectic lifestyle leaves little time to think about the dreaded task of cleaning out the refrigerator and keeping it organized. However, if you don’t practice some simple, regular maintenance steps, you could end up wasting a lot of time and money on a regular basis. Yes, you will spend some time [...]

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