5 simple tips for you in your kitchen

Are you struggling in your kitchen with the way you operate to be organised, efficient and effective?  Here are 5 simple tips for you in your kitchen to get you organised!

1. Meal Planning the words plan

This is a great habit to get into and one that can assist you ahead of time by knowing what you are going to eat in the days or week ahead.  Meal planning can save you time, money sanity and improve your nutrition so you are not grabbing the easy food at the last minute.  For 8 tips on how to meal plan click here.  What have you got to lose give it a go and see if you can make it work for you and your family.

2. Shop at home first for items to cook with before going shopping

Whist meal planning (Tip 1 above) it is important to utilise the food items you have already and shop at home by seeing what you have in your fridge, freezer and pantry.  It is a great habit to get into using these items before purchasing others.  This process will also save you both time and money.

3. Rotating food regularly

When you have shopped for new supplies make sure you take the few minutes (yes that is all it really takes) to rotate the old with the new in your pantry, fridge or freezer.  Too often I see clients who just put the new in the front of the pantry and then end up having to throw out food in the back as it never got rotated around.

 

4.  Making your pantry work for you

The food or items that you access on a regular basis should be in the area of your pantry that is often referred to as the ‘high access zone’.  This is usually the shelf or two or the area in your pantry that is eye height or slightly lower – sometimes it can even be referred to as the middle shelf.  This is where you, or those in your family or household, can easily reach the things you use on a daily or regular basis ie cereal, spreads, sauces, snacks.

 

5.  Utilise the magic triangle in your kitchen

the magic triangle in your kitchen

source: Wikipedia

You are probably now thinking what is she on about?  Well the magic triangle refers to the space between the sink, stove/oven and fridge – this is the area that is usually utilised the most in any kitchen.  Ideally this is a space that works for you rather than against you when it comes to the room you have for food preparation, cooking and washing up.  Make sure it is clutter free and has the space you need for all of these functions.   Ideally the magic triangle has been thought about when your kitchen was designed and put together.

Following these five simple tips will help you to be more organised – why not give them a go today!
 
If you want to take your kitchen organising even further than this there here are a couple of other BLOGs I have written that you may be interested in:

Tips on organising recipes in your kitchen
Junk drawer organising in 5 easy steps

Should you find yourself needing some assistance to get your kitchen organised, to function better for you, then please get in touch as I’d be happy to help you with this just like I have helped many others over the years.