Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday

This little gem of an idea was started by Shannon over at Rocks in My Dryer. Every Wednesday, you can check her blog for a handy tip, as well as a list of links of others who are participating in this. I love this idea and have already used several of the tips I've come across.

My tip concerns saving steps in the kitchen. I have different "stations" around my kitchen. My coffee station has filters, coffee, and a sugar bowl in the cabinet directly above my coffee maker. I have sugar, flour, baking powder, and measure cups and spoons above my stand mixer. When I recently moved my toaster across the kitchen, I moved the honey (which is pretty much only used for my son's honey-butter toast) so that it is directly above it. Yes, that cabinet contains dishes, but it now has a small space reserved for the honey.

My stations accomplish two things. I'm not having to walk around all around the kitchen getting various items, and I free up space in my too-small pantry.

It works for me!

7 comments:

Nettie said...

That is a great idea. It is amazing how many steps we waste walking to get things that could be easily stored more convieniently! Thanks for the tip!

Sandra said...

Thanks for the great tip, that is a great idea.

Amy said...

Great tip- I can always use a tip on saving time (particularly in the kitchen)!

Tess said...

I like that idea, I also store my ziplock sandwich bags next to the bread for lunches.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

good plan - every second counts! i needto get more organized like this!

Maria said...

good idea. I was thinking of something very similar that I do. I have a drink cabinet with coffee, sugar, Kool Aid, tea, as well as filters, pitchers etc are stored up there.

theresa said...

Great tip! I was going to post this one today too...but I changed it last min. and did my "mini-stations". But I do this as well, my drawer right under my coffee pot has all the basics. And my spices are in the cabinet next to my stove and pot holders and utensils are in the corresponding drawers. I do it with dishes too!