I love organizing kitchens, so I was thrilled to be able to contribute organizing ideas for Food Network’s article, “13 Kitchen Organizing Mistakes and How to Fix ’em!” Here are the ideas I contributed:
The mistake: It’s always a bit dodgy to eat the leftovers in the fridge because no one can remember how old they are.
The fix: Use a dry-erase marker to write the date on your clear glass leftover containers — you don’t even need tape. The marker washes right off in the dishwasher, and you can get a magnetic marker that sticks to the fridge. “Our family has been writing on clear glass leftover containers for the last year, and it’s been great,” says MaryJo Monroe of Portland, Oregon-based reSPACEd. “The dry, cold atmosphere of the fridge sets the ink, making it harder to smear without deliberate force.” And glass containers are also handy because they save you the step of transferring leftovers onto a plate for reheating.
The mistake: Oils and vinegars drip into your cupboards, making shelves a slippery, sticky mess.
The fix: A shallow plastic tray, plate or cutting board inside your cabinet can hold all those messy bottles, and you can easily run it through the dishwasher when things get too greasy, says Monroe. Just be sure to set it up away from the stove or the top of the refrigerator — the warmth radiating from your appliances can quickly turn oils rancid.
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