1. Keep an inventory of your pantry supplies.
Tack up an inventory of your pantry and store it affixed to a clipboard and a pencil on a hook on the inside of your cabinet door so you can quickly scan before you grocery shop.
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2. Move flour, sugar, and grains into food storage containers.
3. Use as much vertical storage as you can, especially in a small kitchen.
4. Move linens out of the kitchen.
Table cloths, cloth napkins that are not used daily or weekly, and the leaf for your table can be stored outside of the kitchen, either in the linen closet or in your kitchen storage space.
5. Roll out storage for the win!
6. Hang kitchen towels.
Hang towels on the refrigerator door rather than folding them into a drawer. Then you can easily grab and use them as needed, and wash them 1-3 times a week depending on how often you cook.
7. Move your appliances around according to use.
8. Create a kitchen storage space inside your home, but outside the kitchen.
Use a simple shelving unit (something like this Workforce Shelving Unit from Home Depot) to store out-of-season or rarely-used kitchen items in the basement or attic, all stored together on a shelving unit.
9. Keep your shopping list on a clipboard.
Keep a clipboard and pen attached to the fridge to jot down things you need as you are working in the kitchen: decluttering, tidying, and doing the dishes, cooking. This helps everyone in your household know exactly where the list is at all times, which means no one will tell you in passing "I need this."
10. Establish a user manual file box.
No need to organize any further than throwing all user manuals for kitchen appliances into the same box. Think about it: do you really need to establish a file for each appliance? No, you don’t! So just toss them all into the same box and forget about them until you need them to fix something, order a new part or use your warranty.
This way you only have to know where one box is and not 15-20 different user manuals.
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