Kitchen Organizing Tips for Foodies | Only Cookery. [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Maybe you are inspired by Netflix shows about decorating, or maybe all the new Tiktoks that show you how to organize your fridge. Either way, if you are looking for organizing tips for your kitchen, we’ve got them for you![/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][b][/b][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]We recommend following these kitchen tips over the course of a few days to make the process easier. However, if you have a free afternoon, you can also just check off everything at once.​​ Clean out your fridge. Take 15 minutes and look for expired food, wipe down your jars and bottles (do not forget the lids - they can get pretty gross!) and wipe down all the shelves. Make a note of anything that's running low or needs to be replaced the next time you are at the supermarket.[/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent][img width=624][/img][/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Give up junk oils for good. Healthy fats and oils are crucial to good health: they are incorporated into our body's cells and help build them. Building cells from healthy, natural fats is ideal, but unfortunately, man-made, highly processed, unhealthy fats are ubiquitous. Go through your pantry, cabinets and refrigerator and throw out the following oils, along with any products that list any of these oils as an ingredient.[/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][b][/b][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Replace liquid oils for cooking, baking, and eating with real butter, preferably pasture-raised, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, pasture-raised animal fats (such as bacon grease or lard), or coconut oil (melt it or keep it near heat to use as a liquid).[/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][b][/b][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Replace solid fats for cooking and baking with real butter, preferably pasture-raised, coconut oil (room temperature), lard or tallow from pasture-raised pigs or cows, or organic and sustainable palm oil.[/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent][img width=624][/img][/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Tackle your freezer. Take everything (yes, everything!) out and throw away everything that has been sitting around in it for over a year. You will be amazed at what you find! Before you put everything back in, put on your cleaning gloves and wipe out the inside of the freezer with hot soapy water (it's old fashioned, but it's best for the freezer). [/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][b][/b][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Reorganize your pantry. Like the freezer, this next kitchen tip works best if you first take everything out of your pantry before you even think about reorganizing. When you take everything out, check to see if it's past its expiration date, then sort the items by food type. [/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]No, do not put them back in the pantry just yet - you want to see everything in one place before you put anything back. Just start creating piles: Spices, canned goods, pasta, canning jars, baked goods, food for toddlers, snacks, candy, etc. [/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent][img width=624][/img][/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][b][/b][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Now that you have everything sorted, you can start putting everything back away. Be strategic about it - the things you reach for most often, put at eye level or mid-height. Snacks and sweets you might not want to see every time you open your pantry? Try keeping them in a basket or container high up or behind other items so they are not as easy to see. Make a note of anything you are running low on or need to replace on your next shopping trip. Replenish your supplies. Once your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry are empty, go to the store and restock the essentials. You have been taking notes all week, so you should have a list of what you need.[/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent][img width=624][/img][/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][b][/b][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Look under your sink. When was the last time you looked under your sink? Yeah, it can get pretty gross down there. It's time to tackle that dark hole full of potential abominations, old mouldy sponges, brushes, or toxic cleaning products, you name it. It's time to get down there and clean it![/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][b][/b][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Organize your kitchen utensils. Sort your kitchen utensils and only keep what you use regularly. Be ruthless, you probably do not need three whisks when one will do. Set aside any utensils or appliances you do not need to donate later.[/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][b][/b][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Declutter your countertops. Next, you are going to declutter your countertops. Trust us, you'll have so much more “mental space” to focus on your health goals if you do not have to see all the contents every time you walk into your kitchen. [/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent][img width=624][/img][/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Leave out the essentials, your most-used cooking utensils, salt, pepper, powder garlic, a fruit and veggie tray, your most-used kitchen tools. Store the rest so that they are handy but not staring you in the face. Wipe down your cabinets and all the kitchen windows, and you are good to go! Wipe down all exposed appliances. This includes your refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender, etc. [/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][b][/b][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Wipe down your oven. This is where the magic happens, and it could probably use a little more love. Wipe down the top of your oven (take off the burners if you can) and the inside of your oven. If you opt for a non-toxic solution, a mixture of baking soda and vinegar can work wonders.[/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent][img width=624][/img][/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][b][/b][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Wipe down your backsplash and range hood. Last but not least, wipe down your range hood and countertop and you are DONE![/highlight][/color][/size] [justify][/justify] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Now that you have followed our kitchen organization tips, share your experience with us and leave a comment below! Don’t forget to share this blog with your friends. [/highlight][/color][/size] [size=4][color=rgb(0, 0, 0)][highlight=transparent]Only Cookery.[/highlight][/color][/size]