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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Better Organize Your Kitchen

Jan 2, 2013
Veronica Brandy
N.Y. Editor

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The coming of the New Year is often an opportunity to make good resolutions. So for 2013 to become even more enjoyable from a cooking standpoint, we thought how to better organize our kitchens to save time during meal preparation. Here are our top 5 resolutions for better organizing the kitchen.

kitchen recycling bin photoPHOTO: Recycle Bin by Amazon

1. Sort your garbage

In 2013, things tend to go green and for this, you can adopt a recycling bin that will make this automatic behavior of sorting your kitchen garbage. There are indeed models that have three bins to sort without it becoming too restrictive or too intrusive. You’ll have no excuse!

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2. De-clutter and organize your cupboards and drawers

To save space in cupboards and drawers, it is often sufficient to organize and get rid of useless stuff! To do this, choose compartments for drawers and don’t mix different types of flatware for example. In closets, stack the dishes and plates according to each category and don’t hesitate to use small shelves that allow you to store more things.

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PHOTO: Cuisinart Oval Cookware Rack by amazon

3. Use the walls and ceiling for storage

Consider also using the wall or ceiling surface to gain more storage space. Then choose brackets that allow you to hang utensils and rags.

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4. Protect and decorate the credenza

The credenza is indispensable ally in the kitchen! In fact, it not only protects your walls from splashes and stains but it also brings a very decorative look for your kitchen. For a contemporary style, focus on a stainless steel backsplash.

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PHOTO Stainless Steel Canister Set by amazon

5.  Put everything in boxes

Finally, to save time when you want something, put your dry ingredients like pasta, rice, grains in boxes and do not hesitate to label them. You will then have all the ingredients you need at hand without any difficulty.

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