Welcome to day eighteen of Organize Your Home in 31 Days the Frugal Way! 5 Rules to Simplify Kitchen Organization has taken a while to write, you see I am not a naturally organized person. I need SIMPLE rules to help me run my household of 8 family members. It is my sincerest hope that these streamlined tasks will help you bring order to your kitchen and therefore make your life EASIER!
Before you start organizing your kitchen take a moment to think about what you need your kitchen to do. Do you cook every day? Do you have a pantry space? Do you love cooking? Is it an eat-in kitchen?
Next, divide your kitchen into zones. In my home, we have a pantry for food storage. Then we have a coffee and tea station, a pots and pans zone, a baking zone, a cooking utensil zone, a zone for dishes. The zone is located nearest to the large appliance that is most used for the task.
Number 3 is my challenge. I have always had trouble staying on top of the dishes and cleaning up as I cook. Alas, I have trained my children by my actions not my words and they struggle to do the same. The good news is that none of us need to stay the same. We are all able to improve in areas of weakness with God’s help!
Interested in more ideas for your kitchen? Check out 37 Ways to SAVE MONEY in the kitchen!
What are your tips for kitchen organization?
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Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.