So once again I was back in my kitchen trying to figure out why I couldn't get it organized "just right". Every time I think I have it organized, I start cooking or baking and realize that I'm still going back and forth in my kitchen getting things! I have already de-cluttered by putting "like" things together, getting rid of duplicate items and only keeping what I use. So this time, instead of just jumping in and moving everything around, I actually took the time to figure out what was wrong with the way my kitchen cupboards were organized! You're probably thinking "duh!" but really, this was a "light bulb" moment for me. To really get the most out of any space you need to step back and look at how you use it and where you do things. The counter space I wanted to use for my baking was not the counter I actually would use every time I starting baking. Sooo, I moved it all around! (did you hear my family just grumble?!?) It's now conveniently in one area...the one I actually use when I bake! Since I have more baking items than anything, I moved them to the biggest cupboard. The racks I found on clearance and one was from an office supply store for files, I turned on end. My pots and pans, which I don't have many of, are in my smaller cupboard. I also moved my bowls into a drawer! I know.. it seems weird but it really works much better, it's next to the silverware drawer and they are now low enough for everyone to reach. Sometimes you have to step out of "the box" or in this case..kitchen- and look at it with a different perspective to really see what you need to do to make things work more efficiently and in the long run, save you time!
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