It’s still summer, but make no mistake: fall is right around the corner. Now’s a great time to get your kitchen in shipshape before school starts and life becomes crazy again. Here are four simple, inexpensive tools and creative methods that’ll make your kitchen easy to use again, and next-level organized.
Place Recipe Labels on Freezer Foods
Here’s a good method to avoid a bunch of mystery containers and storage bags in your freezer. When you label the outsides, not only do you know what’s inside. But you also know how to reheat your food, and just how long it’s been there. You can buy store-bought recipe labels to download, or create your own template then print using printable adhesive sheets.
Use A Label Maker For Your Utensil Drawers
You thought you grabbed a spoon. But it isn’t until you got clear across the room that you realized it was a fork instead. If you want to make sure all your family members know the correct spot to store each utensil. Thus, an inexpensive label maker is your next-level way to keep consistent and organized.
Stick Symbols on Recycling Bins
Use free clip art to create stick-on labels to differentiate your trash cans from your recycling bins. Also, or buy pre-made decals from places like Etsy. You’ll never throw another aluminum can away by mistake again. Or have to sort gross recyclables the night before trash pick-up.
Tie Handwritten Tags to Baskets & Bins
Closed bins and baskets keep loose items nicely tucked away out of sight. But, if those bins are put on a shelf, or placed up high (say on top of the fridge), it’s easy to forget what’s inside without pulling them down to see. Keep everything both tidy and crystal clear with quick, handwritten tags that spell out their contents. You can buy kraft paper tags in bulk on Amazon for about five bucks.