A well-organized kitchen will help you cook as efficiently as possible and waste less food. Here are our top 10 tips for organizing the heart of your home.
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And while your ways in the kitchen might not feel scientific—a handful of cornmeal here, a toss of cheese rinds into something bubbling—the way you clean, organize, and care for this space probably should be. It’s not just about preventing germs and mold (though your wallet and dinner menu will both thank you if you do that), it’s also about running a tight, orderly ship so that you can find things, cleaned and accessible, right when you need them.
Here’s how to keep your kitchen in tip-top condition: get rid of excess stuff, learn how to store everything, clean your tools the right way, and make it last.
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For many families, entertaining and eating is done right in the kitchen, which means that not only do you want a clean kitchen for cooking, but you’ll also want space for having company over. For those that have small kitchens, having the space necessary means making use of every nook and cranny. Of course you could remodel your kitchen, but that wouldn’t be very Lifehack-like.
These simple kitchen hacks will help you maximize your storage space, allowing you to keep your kitchen organized.
Read more: Kitchen Hacks: 31 Clever Ways To Organize And Clean Your Kitchen via Life Hack