Tuesday, March 15, 2011

52 Weeks: #11 Kitchen Drawers

I reorganized and cleaned my kitchen drawers.















I took out the silverware and divider and ran it all through the dishwasher and washed out the drawer.















Everything is clean and back in the drawer.















I ran all my kitchen towels through the washer and then washed the drawer before putting it all back together. We don't use paper towels so I wash all these towels twice a week. I went to a paperless kitchen about 7 years ago, we use cloth napkins and real dishes instead of paper. I do keep some paper goods  in the basement but they seldom get used.















I took out all of my storage bags and wraps and stuffed everything back into its container and washed out the drawer.















I like to keep a small sticky note pad in my drawer for when I do a crockpot meal. I write the start time, temperature, and cook hours on the note and put it on the outside of the crock the night before and then in the morning I pull the crock out of the fridge and I know how to set the crockpot without pulling out the recipe. This helps also if someone else besides me is going to start the crockpot: they know what I want them to do.

I also use sticky notes when I prep casseroles and food for holidays or parties. I start preparing desserts two days before and sides or casseroles a day before the event. I can make sure things get put in the oven at the right time on the day of the holiday by writing the cook time and temperature on the sticky and putting in on the top of the dish. It helps if something needs to cook for an hour but something else only needs thirty minutes or a different temperature.

The storage bags and wraps are back into place.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It really didn't take that long to get it all done since it’s usually pretty well organized and there wasn't anything to declutter or discard of.

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I'm an Organizing Junkie 52 Weeks of Organizing