Organization is a very important facet to living a lively life. The best way to take control of your life is to be well-prepared, organized, and disciplined in your organization. When those mundane tasks become mundane habits, something special starts to happen.
You no longer worry about the minutiae of the day-to-day, as you’ve already taken care of it. Your brain has more time to focus on the tasks and projects that are actually important to you. The extra focus and willpower allows you to achieve the impossible.
All that can start in your kitchen.
The kitchen is one of the most occupied places in the home. We cook and eat our meals there, entertain guests, and connect with our family. So, naturally, a few minor changes to how we organize our kitchens can have drastic effects on our life.
Preparing your food ahead of time can be a massive time saver. Even if you cook lunch and dinner the night before, you can save hours in a day on cooking, eating, and clean up.
For example, make your own overnight oats for breakfast. All you need to do is mix milk, oats, yogurt, and fruit in a bowl or mason jar and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. By morning you’ll have a healthy breakfast ready to eat. Eat them cold or warm them up in the microwave.
For coffee lovers, put the water and coffee grounds in your coffee maker the night before. Leave the machine off. In the morning, breakfast and coffee is ready for you with the press of a couple buttons.
Now that’s efficiency!
Organize Your Kitchen
A cluttered space leads to a cluttered mind. Even with your counters clean of crud, piles of junk mail can have an adverse impact on your peace of mind.
Make sure everything has its place. Your counters should be as empty as possible. Invest in a recycle bin or an organizing mail box.
If you find yourself wasting time trying to find things in your drawers, take the time to clean them out. Add organizers to your drawers where need be.
Open up the space in your kitchen and cabinetry by getting rid of outdated foods, duplicate utensils, appliances that need replaced, and anything you no longer use. If you’ve accumulated quite a bit over the years, consider getting a waste removal service to deal with it all for you. You’ll want to find a company that specializes in environmental junk removal. Where they come to you, take all the accumulated junk and make sure it’s disposed of in the eco-friendliest way.
Take Advantage of Your Kitchen’s Space
The market is flooded with products to help make organizing your kitchen easier. From sacks for your plastic grocery bags to shelves that slide out. There’s no excuse to have a cluttered space in one of the most important rooms of your home.
The kitchen is a space that can be organized in a plethora of ways. Tailor it to fit your lifestyle.
If you start your morning with a cup of coffee, set up an area of your kitchen completely dedicated to coffee. Place your mugs, sugar, and coffee grounds close by.
If you’re famous for writing lists and losing them, section off an area of your kitchen for a calendar and memo board. Eliminate cluttered counter tops by pinning your to-do lists to the memo board.
Add a coat rack nearby to keep your kitchen table from attracting hats, jackets, and purses. Placing the coat rack near the door can help make the morning rush out the door much smoother.
These methods and ideas are designed to open you up to the possibilities your space presents. Becoming organized can help you save a lot of stress, time, and money.
The easy part is getting organized. The hardest part is building the habit to make it stick. Especially if you’re not predisposed to being organized in the first place. If you’re serious about living more organized, a professional organizer might be the best place to start. They’re great at putting systems into place that are tailored to you.
If not knowing where to start is the biggest obstacle, call us for help.