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Organizing the Kitchen The kitchen of the home is usually one of the most frequently used rooms in the house. Because of this, the kitchen can be, at times, a little less than organized or controlled. One should take the time that would be spent on cleaning the kitchen area of a home to add some additional organizational protocols into the use of their kitchen. Such additional organizations incorporated into the structure of the kitchen will not only help increase the effectiveness of time spent in the kitchen but should also help to keep the area more clean for longer. There is not really one specific place to start when organizing a whole kitchen, rather a few general tips and specific suggestions to help the homeowner set a better structure to the kitchen. Most suggestions are simply that, suggestions, and any specific changes that will be made to the kitchen are completely up to the homeowner themselves and the style of organization they desire to employ. Space-Saving Tips That being said, everyone should never underestimate the usefulness and space-saving characteristics of lazy Suzan style organizers. These days turn table style appliances and shelves are designed for a variety of uses from revolving spice racks to Tupperware holders. All of which can and should be used to get the most use out of the space in a kitchen while simultaneously creating a well-organized structure to the proceedings of the kitchen. Turn table style appliances and storage units will greatly help when transforming a cluttered kitchen into a purposeful and organized kitchen. Another piece of advice that all homeowners should take when reorganizing their kitchen is to make use of the walls. Vertical space in most rooms often goes unused but especially so in the kitchen. Yes, cupboards and shelves will usually line the walls of a kitchen but the wall spaces where these are not will typically go unutilized. By placing rods or hooks on to the walls a homeowner can utilize this space for hanging pots, pans, cooking utensils, cleaning supplies, etc. Similarly, the space under the sink can be best used by installing other hooks or dowels on which to hang spray bottles of cleaning supplies. This will free up the floor space under the kitchen sink for additional storage. Storing Food with Foodsaver Bags To create more space and provide a system of organization to food storage, Foodsaver bags should be considered to be used. Foodsaver bags will vacuum seal leftover or excess food allowing for an increase of food storage space by shrinking the storage device to the same size as the food itself. Organizing a pantry will greatly benefit from Foodsaver technology as will the use of jars, containers, and proper labeling. Storing pantry items in these labeled jars and containers will help to organize and coordinate the pantry into a workable storage unit, and not just a dark closet full of food. By incorporating a little organization and ingenuity into the layout of the kitchen, a family can enjoy the benefits of a well-structured kitchen.
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