Our "organize this!
"Series, let's take a look at the family center of most people --the kitchen.
It is well known that there are gadgets, appliances, dishes and food in the kitchen.
It's also where most of us spend time not just eating or preparing food, but hanging out with family and friends.
Donna Smolin, author of the book "organization is simple and clear", said that the kitchen is a place that will soon become a mess, so she showed us how to deal with the mess in the kitchen.
Smolin said that with some simple organization, the kitchen can be transformed from a disaster area to a more versatile space in a few minutes.
But organizing the kitchen can be a whole day's work, she says, so if you can't spare the whole day, break down the tasks into smaller jobs.
For example, clean the refrigerator on Saturday and next week and handle the countertop.
Here are her tips and suggestions: Get your kitchen instantly organized by eliminating sundries on the countertop.
Your kitchen immediately becomes cleaner and easier to clean.
Exclude only those items that you use at least a few times a week.
Everything else is in the cupboard and drawer.
Collect keys, coins and other small and loose items using beautiful bowls or baskets.
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Eliminate paper piles-
Ups has set up a vertical file for sorting out mail, bills, and other paperwork.
Label folder: Read, pay, archive, mom, dad, Child 1, Child 2.
This is a great tool for sharing school paperwork and delivering phone messages between parents and children.
There are various colors and materials for vertical files.
Office Max provides Eldon vertical files for about $8.
The organizer's position is: if you are always on the go, you may want to try a portable filing system that lets you organize bills, school paperwork, recipes and coupons in one place.
When the mail comes in, you can use the organizer on the counter to organize and archive the Mail, says Smallin.
It can also be closed and shipped so you can pay bills and read emails during lunch time, on your commute, or while waiting to pick up your child at school or at the dentist's office. The Mead Carry-
The documents are about $10.
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Technical solutions for eliminating paper piles
Ups is the simplest home organizer.
Smallin says use it instead of a calendar for a family schedule so you can stay ahead of the curve when who needs to be there.
You can also use it to store an electronic shopping list for all the stores you go.
Then print the list before going out.
It also stores notes, as well as phone numbers and addresses.
Simplti ti Home Organizer is available in many CompUSA stores for about $120.
Magnetic clip: magnetic clip can be used to attach notes, shopping lists and other paper to the refrigerator.
You can also use them to close the open potato bag or open a recipe.
The clips for all uses of OXO Good Grips are available in various colors, about $6.
Recipe organizer: a neat way to organize recipes, says Smallin, is to store your favorite food in three-
The hole Binder of the album page.
She said, create separation pages for each category such as salads and desserts.
You can also create a section for the "recipe.
"If there is a lack of storage under your sink, clean up around sinkIf, says Smallin
The dish rack is the perfect solution.
It can accommodate up to plates and glasses and can be recovered for easy compact storage.
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Up is available in various shops such as crates and buckets or beds, bathrooms, etc.
The dish rack is about $40 and the sideboard is about $5 sold separately.
Smallin says that when you find a product with a dual duty, the soap distribution plate wandIt is always great.
OXO soap distribution dish sticks take a bottle of dishwashing soap out of your sink and look cleaner.
It is gentle enough for stemware, but you can also use it to clean the muffin tray.
Also, you can throw it in the dishwasher and disinfect it.
OXO Good Grips Soap distribution dish sticks are about $6.
To determine what is essential and what is not important, it is recommended to reduce the kitchen tools to the items you actually use.
Everything else takes up precious space.
Ask yourself: "Can I buy another one easily and cheaply if I need it one day?
"If the answer is yes, let go.
Smallin believes that it doesn't take much to have an efficient kitchen that meets your cooking and service needs.
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In addition, restrictions are imposed on items such as remaining containers and plastic shopping bags.
Here's a way to limit the number you save to what you really need.
Take an empty plastic gallon kettle and dig a hole in the front big enough for your fist.
Insert a bag at a time.
This kettle can be packed in about 20 bags.
Read the excerpt from "organization is simple and clear": it's easy to be a complete one to start organizing the kitchen-day job.
If you can't spare a whole day, break the task down into smaller work.
Tidy up the counter today, handle the fridge and freezer tomorrow, and tidy up other things every day until you are happy with the results.
The countertop is a good start.
Getting your countertop clean will make your entire kitchen look neat and tidy.
Just remove everything from the counter and then put it back only what you use at least twice a week.
Find a new home for everything else
It may be in another room, or it may be in a "give away" or "sell" box.
In order to improve efficiency, the next step is to organize.
Where can you store your opinion on the type of activity that takes place in the kitchen.
They may include food preparation, cooking, washing dishes, eating, opening mail and paying bills.
Then think about where you are doing these things in the kitchen and what tools you need to do them.
Now look at the storage area near each activity area.
Tools should be as close as possible to where you use them.
For example, place the toaster near the bread box, place the pan bowl pans basin near the stove, and place the coffee machine near the sink.
See your walls and ceilings as potential storage space before you start lamenting that you don't have cabinet or counter space.
In the kitchen of the restaurant, the chef's main tools are hung up rather than stored, because it is more efficient.
If you have a nice pot bowl pans basin, consider hanging them on the wall or on the ceiling --mounted rack.
Hang the knife on the magnetic rod on the wall and hang the cooker on the nail plate or track system, the hook is installed near the stove.
When replacing small household appliances, consider the electrical appliances installed under the Cabinet (
Coffee maker, microwave oven, toaster and can opener are good examples).
Another way to get counter space is to place the microwave on a rolling trolley with shelves and drawers where you can store cooking books, measuring cups and spoons.
Organize everything in the cabinet, one cabinet at a time.
Throw away plastic containers without a lid and give away those of a strange size that you have never used before.
Throw some away if you have enough coffee cups or glasses.
Discard or shelve anything else in your cabinet that takes up space.
The most efficient place to store dishes, glassware and silverware is close to the dishwasher or sink so that they can be collected quickly and easily after cleaning.
You can also store them near the table so that an assistant can reach the table without obstructing the chef --
A good way to optimize the storage space of dishes is to install a wire shelf unit attached to the underside of an existing shelf.
In addition, it is possible to consider using a cup hook under the shelf to hang the coffee cup and mug.
Glassware should be stored upside down to keep internal dustfree.
Stemware can be hung by using tissue products clipped to the underside of the shelf.
Excerpts from the organization by Donna Smolin are simple and clear.
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