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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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When I was first married, I had a few Rubbermaid food storage containers and a lot of cheap Betty Crocker plastic food storage containers from Dollar Tree. (These were a step up from the Country Crock containers much of my family used when I was a child!) But I was blessed to receive a box of Pyrex food storage for our wedding, and at some point, I decided to migrate to it for all of my food storage. For several years, I scoured the Black Friday papers to find the best deals on Pyrex. Finally, for Christmas of 2015, I acquired enough that I’ve not encountered a lack of Pyrex storage since.
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How many small appliances do you have? One? Two? Ten?
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Today kicks off two of my favorite weeks of the year: the week before and the week of Thanksgiving. Given all the cooking and baking that will be going on in my house next week –and again next month–I try to use this time to declutter and organize my kitchen so that I and anyone who helps me can easily find what is needed for cooking and baking tasks.
As the adage goes, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Today’s beginning is relatively easy: Organize your utensils, silverware, and cutlery.
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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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