Posts Tagged "organization"

Can you be Organized and Efficient?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Can you be Organized and Efficient?

I love to cook. So this question of organization and efficiency is sometimes difficult to achieve. I have a relatively small kitchen and lots of equipment, so my cabinet where I keep my pans is a little crowded. The drawer under the oven is over-crowded, but that’s where the baking dishes are “supposed” to fit. That’s the place where it logically makes sense in an organized fashion. And, it looks better the way it is supposed to be. The problem with this organizational plan is that I use my baking dishes all the time, so where they are supposed to go doesn’t work for me. How do we...

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Creative Holiday Entertaining

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Creative Holiday Entertaining

The holidays come and go…and they are rapidly approaching. It’s not even Halloween, and there are no Thanksgiving decorations in sight. Bypass that traditional holiday and let’s start with getting ready for the Big C. Gasp! Sigh! Wait – guests are coming over before the Big C! For your kitchen, kids and guests, it is always fun to add a little “drama” into entertaining. It’s been a rough few years economically for most of the country, so here are a few inexpensive things to add some spice to your dinner party. 1. Whether you use cloth or paper napkins, roll them up and tie...

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The Lucky Number

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on The Lucky Number

Everyone out there reading this probably has a lucky number that makes them happy for what ever reason.  Amongst us professional organizers, there is another number that we talk to our clients about on a regular basis, one that can also bring happiness. It’s called the “right number.” I’m talking about determining the right number of items that live in your kitchen and your home.  Let me ask you these questions and try to answer them quickly and without too much thought. 1. How many spatulas should your neighbor have in their kitchen? 2. How many mugs should your coworker have in...

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Just Get a Rack…or Two!

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Just Get a Rack…or Two!

Racks come in all different shapes, styles and colors. No, please get your mind out of the gutter. I am talking about racks for your kitchen! Whether you have a small or large kitchen, racks can be a great way to de-clutter and get your kitchen in order. Racks are great for hanging pots and pans over the sink or island. This allows for easy access, easy reaching and frees up your cabinet spaces. More modern approaches put the rack behind the sink or along a longer wall if you happen to have shorter people in your family. They can often bring the center of room into a focal point for...

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Lazy Susans Make Your World Go Round

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Lazy Susans Make Your World Go Round

Lazy Susans are really not for the lazy-minded folks, but for the people who strive for organization. These amazing inventions are for people to want to keep various areas in their kitchen nice and tidy, as well as give the gift of making things easy to reach. Did you ever take a sociology class – the study of groups and organization of people? Think about the sociology of your kitchen and grouping your utensils together, or your spices, cereals, and even dishes and cups. Lazy Susans can help you achieve harmonious sociology in the kitchen. One misconception of the Lazy Susan is that they...

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