How to Organize Cookware and Bakeware

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Organizing one’s cookware and bakeware is one of the most difficult tasks in the kitchen, primarily because so many of the items are large or awkwardly sized or shaped.  But keeping them organized and easy to get to is–at least for me–a way to decrease my time in the kitchen.  So today, I challenge you to organize all those pots and pans and baking sheets.

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How to Organize Your Dinnerware and Glassware

A friend and I were chatting a few weeks ago about what type of dinnerware we’ll use for Thanksgiving Day.  She has a significantly larger family than I, and she’s using paper plates and plastic cups.  I, on the other hand, am using my china for this holiday.

The china I haven’t used in six years.  Because it’s been in an army foot locker since we moved at the end of 2012.

I suspect this Thanksgiving dinner will be the last hurrah for the china.  I intend to try to sell it.  If I can’t, I’ll figure out something else to do with it.  I loved it when I picked it out when I was in my 20’s, but now that I’m (*gasps*) 40-ish, I just don’t even want to bother having “special” dinnerware.  I don’t want to store it, I don’t want to use it, and I don’t want to clean it.

I also don’t want to get rid of it.

But I know I need to.

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How To Avoid Frustration with a Password Log

A few years back, a friend’s family member died, leaving behind quite a mess for his family to deal with–mostly because he had gone paperless and had failed to leave a password list or log.  His probate case was tedious and expensive because of his lack of attention to this detail.

The benefit of a password log is two-fold.  First, you should have a password log for your loved ones just in case you were to become incapacitated or die.  Second, if you’re like me, you occasionally forget your password to a certain site or service and need a reminder without the rigamarole of resetting a password–or the inconvenience of getting locked out of an account.

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How To Save Money and Time with a Menu Plan and Shopping List

How To Save Time and Money with a Menu Plan and Shopping List | Ordered and Organized

My aunt used to go to the grocery store every day for the food she needed to make dinner that evening.  I cannot imagine.  I hate going to the grocery store once a week!  In fact, I try to avoid going that often when I can.  But there are people who do drop by the grocery store at least 2-3 times per week, even if 1-2 of those visits are to pick up only an item or two such as milk or bread.

Whether you visit the grocery store daily or just once per week, to save time and gas on needless visits, you should create a weekly menu plan.  (And then you probably won’t need to go daily.)

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