Kitchen Organization: Part 2Feb 15
Okay, let’s get started on this. Kitchen countertops are traditional resting places for everything from keys to homework to mail. They are one of the messiest spots in most houses. Aside from the aesthetics, this makes it difficult to use kitchen countertops for what they were actually intended to be used for—preparing and cooking food.
Keep your countertops as clear as possible. This means store everything in cabinets that you don’t use at least once a day. Most people keep knife blocks, cutting boards, and coffeemakers, on their countertops, but not much else. The areas around your sink and cook top are premium space that should always be clear and available.
When you start preparing food, you begin by taking ingredients out of your refrigerator and cabinets. Be sure to arrange those ingredients so that they’re at least 2 feet away from your sink, if possible. That way, once you start processing (cleaning, peeling, etc.) ingredients at the sink, you’ll have space immediately next to the sink to put the finished products. Also, by keeping ingredients away from the sink, you’ll keep the bottoms of cardboard boxes dry.