This month we have been cleaning the clutter from our kitchens in order to improve our nutritional habits.
Studies show that having an organized and clutter free kitchen makes us more likely to prepare healthy meals.
So far, we have cleaned out our refrigerator and our pantry. This week we are moving on to our kitchen drawers.
Having quick access to spatulas, measuring cups, measuring spoons, tongs, and potholders makes preparing a meal much easier than having to search through drawers full of broken utensils and bric-a-brac.
Over the next week, go through your kitchen drawers:
- Throw away any broken utensils, melted spatulas, split wooden spoons, etc.
- Stack measuring cups and measuring spoons. Try hooking them together with a pipe cleaner or carabiner clip.
- Buy drawer organizers to sort silverware, serving ware, and utensils.
- Toss out stained or worn towels and dishrags.
- Next, be brave and tackle the “junk” drawer (it’s ok, we all have one). Get rid of pens that don’t work, separate paperclips, rubber bands, and batteries into plastic cups/baggies, throw away old business cards, coupons, and flyers. Sort and organize take away menus.
- If you don’t use it or it doesn’t work get it out of your kitchen.
You will be amazed by how getting your kitchen drawers in order will make meal prepping time faster, easier, and more enjoyable.
That’s it for this week. Next week we will clean out your cupboards. Until then,
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