Tips No. 45. How to organize your bakeware?How many pieces of baking equipment do you really need? It depends on the size of your family and your personal preferences. It’s not the same thing: bake the cookies for yourself and your spouse or baking for six-member family. Further, if you adore baking and you bake croissants, rolls, cookies, and cakes more frequently, you will need proper baking equipment. On the other hand, if you mainly buy your favorite treats in the bakery, you will need less baking items.The average kitchen contains many more dishes than it is necessary. In other words, if you think that you need a wide variety of baking items, here’s a simple guideline. Four-member family will need:a. Bakeware: 2-qt baking dish, 1 8x8 casserole, 2 cookie sheets, 2 muffin tins, 1 tart pan, 2 round cake pans, and 1 bread pan.b. Baking equipment: a rolling pin, a wire rack, 2-3 mixing bowls, 1-2 cookie cutters, and flour sifter.Get rid of unwanted baking items. Throw away everything that is rusty, warped and useless. In this way, you can organize and store your bakeware. It means you should store bakeware and baking equipment in a kitchen cupboard that is near to your oven. The clutter will be gone and you will enjoy baking in the comfort of your home.
Tips No. 88. Two commandments of a clutter-free pantry.Do you have a system to keep snack packs easily accessible for your children? The solution is setting up a drawer in your pantry to corral snack packs and treats.a. You can add drawers at the bottom of your pantry. This idea provides quick access to snack foods. Your kids will love this idea. Store these items in the labeled drawer, so that children will always have easy access to them when they come back from school. But remember, be sure to buy healthy treats such as packs of nuts, whole grain cereal, granola bars. That drawer should be low enough for small hands to reach.b. Secondly, you can store your favorite snacks corralled in clear plastic containers so that your kids can see at a glance what is kept inside. This is a great solution for an afternoon pick-me-up. And you will have less mess, which means – less stress!
Tips No. 168. Change your habits, change your workspace for the better.Your penholder contains a lot of pencils, but only one pen works. And many of your pencils are dry. Then, you have a lot of junk mail on your desk. Your penholder is old and dusty. So you need to start throwing the old paper, boxes, pencils, and so on. Otherwise there will be no space for you in this room. Clutter makes you confused and distracted. The scientists believe that a huge number of things that make you happy are within your control.So, help yourself in an easy way. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and visualize neat and tidy workspace. Enjoy your visualization for a few minutes. Focus on the result – productivity without stress and confusion. Feel happiness and calmness. It will increase your chances to declutter your desk right now. By practicing this mental exercise for 5 to 6 minutes a day, you will be happy to put your desk in order at the end of each working day. Make a list of your obligations for the next day and you will form a new good habit. Good luck!