Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Organizing the Kitchen for Your Healthy Lifestyle

For most households, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Having this highly used space organized is key to making sure we can live healthy and stress free lives. Being able to prepare quick and healthy meals can often be challenging, but having your kitchen organized can help you save time and money.

We can only get healthier and maintain our healthy lifestyle if we consistently use the good products we purchase. It can be really disappointing when we purchase healthy, organic, gluten-free, or bulk ingredients, and then forget to use them because they are lost in the back of the fridge or in some cabinet. To avoid this, items should be stored in a way that keeps them fresh and in a place where you know where everything is. This way, you’ll be able to remember to use the things you purchase and know when it’s time to replenish.

5 Tips for Storing and Containing Bulk Items:

1. Choose containers carefully. Make sure lids fit tightly to ensure freshness.

2. Pick containers that are the right size and shape for where you want to store items.

Tip: Use square rather than round containers, as they can fit more tightly next to one another.

3. Use clear containers so you can see at a glance if something is getting low.

4. Label containers to identify the contents: flour, quinoa, oatmeal, etc.

5. Choose plastic over glass in case baking with kids turns into a sporting event.

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