Taking a look at all the items that you want, need or would love to keep (from our last post…about sorting and purging) You may ask yourself…okay now what do I do with it?
The next step is evaluate how often you use this stuff.
The question here is do you use it ALWAYS, SOMETIMES or RARELY.
The ALWAYS stuff needs to be close at hand, either on the countertop or in the easy to get at cupboards and drawers.
The SOMETIMES used stuff can be put a little higher on the shelves, in harder to reach areas but still conveneint.
The RARELY used items can find a place out of the way, in cupboards above the fridge or even in closets away from the kitchen.
These RARELY used items often take up an enormous amount of space in our kitchens, as they are often the big items like the roaster you use once a year to cook turkey in or the deep fryer that gets used only occasionally. As these are items that you will go looking for only when you need them, they can be stored in another area of the house – perhaps a basement cold room or a not often used closet that can be converted with the addition of shelving into a great pantry area.
As always we welcome comments and idea you may have to share with us and our readers…we can always learn new ways of doing things.