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  • Writer's pictureChristine Grolmes

You keep WHAT in the kitchen!?

Time and time again, I hear people complain their kitchen is too small or there is not enough cabinet space.

Do they own too many kitchen gadgets and small appliances? Probably…

But the truth is that most people store an incredible number of things in the kitchen that do not belong there. (Oh- the stories I could tell!) Valuable cabinet real estate is being used to store batteries, art supplies, and medicine which could be stored elsewhere. Does it make sense to store your bowling ball in the kitchen cabinet (yes - I really have seen this!) and be forced to store the frequently used pots and pans in the back of the closet? – I think not!

I advise my clients to take a long hard look at what they keep in the kitchen and only store appropriate items there. Ideally, you want items as close as possible to the location where you use them. The goal is to categorize items with similar things, so everything is easy to find and easy to put away. By eliminating the things that do not belong, you will find space and order.

So where should the bowling ball go? –it all depends on how often you use it, but I am guessing it will be just fine in an out-of-the-way place like the back of the closet.

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