Tuesday, 17 January 2012

52 Week Challenge - Week 2/3

Well, it took all week but I actually did the work-surfaces in the kitchen for the 52 Week Challenge. I feel like a bit of a slacker here, but week 2 was cupboards and drawers and this week is the pantry and spices and Duncan actually did those at Christmas, so a free week yipee. If I am being honest though, they are getting a little bit messy again so I guess I should make the time to give them a little neaten up. Here are the bullet points for last week and this week.

Week 2 # Kitchen Drawers And Kitchen Cabinet Organization

  • Step 1: Recall The Functions Of Your Kitchen From Last Week

  • Step 2: Declutter Your Kitchen Cabinets And Drawers

Declutter The Stuff You Shouldn't Have In Your House Anymore At All

  • Broken items

  • Duplicates

  • Excess items (like too many coffee mugs, or plastic drinking glasses)

  • Oprhaned lids or containers with missing lids

  • Things you never use (because they are ugly, don't work well, you don't really like them, etc.)

  • Things you haven't used in the last year, at least

  • Step 3: Sort What Is Left According To How Often You Use It

  • Items used everyday

  • Items used often (once every couple of days to every couple of weeks)

  • Items used seldom

  • Step 4: Strategically Place Everything In Your Kitchen Cabinets And Drawers According To Their Zones

  • Step 5: Consider Kitchen Storage Solutions For Your Drawers And Cabinets To Maximize The Use Of Your Available Space

The Challenge website goes into details for each step, you can find it HERE

Week 3 # Organize Pantry, Spices and Food

  • Step 1: Declutter And Get Rid Of Expired Food Items

  • Step 2: Categorize What You've Got Left

  • Dry goods, such as flour, sugar, etc.

  • Canned goods, and jars

  • Dried food, such as pasta, rice, beans and grains

  • Boxed items, such as cereal and crackers, and also mixes

  • Spices

  • Beverages (not yet in the refrigerator)

  • Root vegetables, such as potatoes and onions which are not stored in the refrigerator or freezer

  • Step 3: Make A Pantry Inventory So You Know What You've Got From Now On

  • Step 4: Organize And Containerize Your Food

  • Step 5: Consider Pantry, Spice And Food Storage Solutions

The Challenge website goes into details for each step, you can find it HERE

I guess you could say this post is pointless without photo's (who is doubting me lol)

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 So there it is. Maybe now its tidy I will be inspired to decorate, its seriously lacking a personality, and you need a soul in the kitchen I think.





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