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Make a Kitchen Work for You

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Growing up in a large family, the kitchen was the central hub of the home.  We ate there, did our homework, played games, created science projects, and it was the place for friends and family to gather. I am sure you share many memories about your kitchen.  Try these tips to help make your space more accommodating for all activities. 
  Make a Kitchen Work for You
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Kitchens must support so many activities for families.  Clearing the clutter will create an organized space ready to support your families fun.  Try these tips to make sure your kitchen will work for you and not against you.

Store unused dishes and cookware.  Forty percent of your dishes and cookware are used for guests or special occasions.  Try storing them on top shelves or out of the way areas to keep your prime real estate area free for daily usage items. 

Clear counter space of seldom used appliances.  Better yet, can you eliminate that bread maker or pasta maker that you have not used in years?  How about the canisters, can you put these on a shelf with your baking items?

Create a zone for mail and papers.  Pick one spot where the children will know to put school papers
and is visible to give you the reminder to act on those papers and not let them pile up.

Organize an "all purpose" or "junk" drawer. Include a stapler, scissors, markers, tape, pens/pencils/crayons or anything else that you use often.  Use draw dividers to keep items grouped and not floating all over.

Place a few games, DVD's, coloring books, reading books, etc. in an accessible drawer or shelf for children to access.     
Additional organizing tips can be found at my website - just click here   
"Organizing ahead of time makes the work more enjoyable. Chefs cut up the onions and have the ingredients lined up ahead of time and have them ready to go. When everything is organized you can clean as you go and it makes everything so much easier and fun. " Anne Burrell
Doreen A. Collins
Professional Organizer/Relocation Specialist
Organizing by Doreen, LLC
Phone: 480-338-1556
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