Spring time is the moment to do a little kitchen organization! Not only does it create space, but it also seems great for doing a little toilet organization. Organizing the house will be great, but let’s start with your kitchen! It will take a short time, but don’t feel like you have to do it all in one day. I spread mine over three or three days. That way, it won’t last all day and won’t seem overwhelming.
Start with your own food cupboards and pantries.
Take everything and look for your expiration date for these products. Throw it when it expires. Don’t worry about not providing it. You have not eliminated this and let one thing move. It’s very similar to the sweater you bought for sale and haven’t worn it in a year. . . or at all!
I suggest having a sharpie marker and writing that the expiration date will, by and large, print all of the things that didn’t go down. Group all everyday items together. Organize them so that they are earliest in front and hottest in back. This way you can rely on them and never rush into the situation mentioned in the paragraph above.
Since I bake a lot, I bought some stackable containers to put my flours in. I also used them to help preserve white sugar, brown sugar, and the sugar content. I made labels and then put the date I bought it and opened it and also the expiration date on the original box. You can also cut off the expiration date on the box and toss it on the container.
Look at the results of how much dirt can accumulate in the closet.
Look at your herbs and spices the same way. These things tend to be overlooked, and we also forget that they also have an expiration date. If you can’t find one, it’s probably out of date! I buy a lot of mine at a farmers market where they pack their things. They are a fraction of the price of glasses in the supermarket. I also take my Sharpie and write in large letters on the front of the container what the spice or herb really is. I’ve arranged them alphabetically so I know which pile to choose. Since the price is cheap, I replace them every year.
Take the drawers, wash, and wash the area under your drawers. Dry off all of the drawers before putting them back in the refrigerator, then reloading your items.
Clean your freezer in exactly the same way. Although you discover meat, you don’t remember getting it, but chances are it is quite a bit older. Use your Sharpie to label what it is, the date you made it, the exact date you put it in the freezer, and any baking guidelines. Then wrap the pan in plastic wrap. This can really be an excellent idea for those who are donating it to someone, or just in case they run out of bags and someone else is helping out.
Go to a drawer and empty it
I had duplicates of a lot of things that I was rummaging through. I’ve kept the ones that I use regularly, seasonally, or alternative things, but I use them on occasion. I have cookware that does not require abrasive utensils; So I kept a lot of the carbide spoons and spatulas. Group common elements. For example, put all the knives in one drawer. The dimensions and duration of this utensil may vary depending on which drawer you are using. I have a very long, narrow drawer. So I put all the tools that go with barbecuing. Having all of the baking utensils and utensils housed will save you time searching through multiple drawers.
Do exactly the same with plastic containers.
Wipe the drawers and cabinets with a clean, damp cloth before putting everything back.
Should you have things, you may find yourself having more space in your kitchen. You can cook and bake faster because you don’t have to search far. Now is the time to bring kitchen organization into your own everyday life!