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Why Your Junk Drawer Needs a Super Fat-Busting Diet

Why Your Junk Drawer Needs a Super Fat-Busting Diet

I have spoken before about rethinking the need for a junk drawer, but today I want to address perhaps the most important thing you can put in any drawer: open space.

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Don’t Open What You’re Not Prepared to Close

Don't Open What You're Not Prepared to Close

After I have finished a consultation with a new client and we are ready to start working together, I am often asked, “what should I start working on before your team arrives?” I know this comes from wanting to use our time to her maximum benefit, so I will advise, “It’s not necessary to do anything, but if you must, don’t open what you’re not prepared to close.”

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Kitchen Organizing

Thanksgiving can be a time when you really wish you were more organized in the kitchen. You can find 30 salad plates that nobody uses, but where’s that gravy boat? There is more built-in storage in the kitchen than in any room in the house. This should be helpful, but all too often it causes more problems than it solves. The greater the opportunity to store, the greater the risk of losing. Here are some simple kitchen tips that will help you find what you want, when you want it. Less is More. The reason you hear “less is more” so often is because it’s true. Case in point, how many spatulas can you use at once? (Hint: 8 is too many)  If utensils are broken, melted, or have dust on them, then you probably don’t need them.  You may well have some “perfectly good” but excess utensils, that would get far more use if donated than jamming up your drawers. If you can reduce 3 drawers of utensils down to 2, you can free up a new drawer for the spices you use all the time. Usability Dictates Locality. Store […]

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