Efficiency At A Glance
This inconclusive list summarizes "Getting the Kitchen to Work." Read the full article for more detail.
1. Store frequently used items in prime storage.
- Refill empty canisters on countertops with ingredients you use often
- Store only the dishes you use daily in prime areas (i.e., put all mugs on a high shelf until winter)
- Tuck infrequently used items in the hard to reach areas of your kitchen or get rid of them
2. Store items at point of first use.
- Keep a set of measuring spoons near your seasonings and baking ingredients
- Keep a measuring cup in the flour and other frequently used dry ingredients
- Store the potato peeler near the sink and knives near the cutting board
4. Minimize motion.
- Get rid of empty jars or put them to use in storing leftovers (can always see what's on hand)
- Fill empty canisters or get rid of them
- Throw away or recycle plastic tubs
- Keep only 5 plastic shopping bags on hand; recycle the rest
- Give away duplicate utensils and cooking tools
- Store flatware next to the dishwasher or next to dining table
- Store the hand mixer, beaters and a mixing bowl all together for grab-n-go mixing
- Utilize cupboard door racks for lids
- Stack similar dishes together only 2 deep and at the most 3 high if you must stack
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