I sure hope y'all are ready to flood us with clever kitchen ideas, because I have to admit, this isn't my strength. I told you yesterday that cooking isn't my favorite thing; as a result, my kitchen is probably the least organized room in my house. I already shared my best kitchen tip in one of my very first WFMWs, so I'm re-posting it today:
A couple of years ago I went to my grocery store with a pen and paper and walked the "route" I always take whenever I'm there. I wrote which aisles I come to, in order (that part is important). Then I transferred my written list to a Word document, with blank lines below each aisle. You can click here to see the finished product:
Each week I keep one of these lists on my fridge. As I run out of something, I write it down directly on the list. That way when I'm ready to go to the store, I have a complete list already in order, and I can sail through the store at lightning speed--no more back-tracking! (While you are welcome to use my list, chances are that your grocery store won't be in the same order as mine. The real key to this shortcut is having your items written down in the order you come to them. It will take you only 5-10 minutes to walk through your own grocery store and make one of these lists.)
I can't tell you how much time this has saved me--and money, too, because being more organized at the outset of my trip causes me to make fewer impulse purchases.
So, what about you? Any flashes of kitchen brilliance you want to share with us? Appliance cleaning, pantry organization, ANYthing that makes your life smoother in the kitchen is welcome today. Please post your link below, and see the guidelines here if you have any questions.