It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And the most stressful! I figured I’d be extra generous this month and give you THREE tips in this month’s newsletter. You’re welcome!
Hopefully, if you’ve been a reader for a while now, you implemented these tips when I sent them out in years past, but in case you haven’t or if you’re new to the Eating an Elephant family, here are a few tips to help you get through the holiday season. I hope they help you enjoy this amazing time of year! Merry Christmas!
Along with the deep pantry shelves (October’s newsletter theme) another trend I see quite a bit in newer kitchens is a deep drawer (or 2, or 3…). If you have a similar drawer in your kitchen, here’s one way to utilize the space without sacrificing the depth of the drawer:
Use lid dividers for pans and baking sheets
This is the ideal solution for really deep drawers. It’s almost like they were made for them!No more stacking baking sheets and nesting pans – now they can be stored upright so you can access them easily.
If you have a deep drawer in your kitchen, this is one easy and creative way to utilize every square inch.
Deep cupboards are a blessing and a curse. They can hold so much but it’s so easy to lose items in the back and forget they’re even there? (hello wasted money and a major purge of expired items in the future) This is one tip I love to use when the space is right, and my clients have loved it too:
Use 2 Lazy Susans in the cupboard
Place one turntable in front of the other, slightly off centered so you can see the turntable in the back and have easy access to the items being held on it. Make sure it can spin easily because that is the way you’re going to see what you have without having to remove or move around the items that are in front. This works for cooking oils, condiments, spices or whatever else you may have in those cupboards. It’s a great way to make use of the depth without fear of forgetting what you have in the back.
Well, we are now officially over halfway through the year. How’s it going so far? The end of summer and the beginning of fall is the perfect time to take a quick look back. If you’ve stuck with your resolutions/goals/new habits, great job!! Keep it up! If you’ve slacked a little bit and haven’t quite stuck to what you wanted, then I have the perfect solution:
Create a Mid-Years Resolution
Whether that means picking up again what you started at the beginning of the year or trying something completely new, it’s still the new year! You haven’t missed it and you haven’t wasted another year. Buckle down, get serious about your commitment (whatever that may be) and finish strong through the rest of this year. You only have a few months to go, and what you start today will be a habit by 2020. So take a few (or 20) minutes, evaluate your life, home, habits, etc and decide where you can make a change. Then create that end-year goal and make it happen.