Episode 76: Kitchen and Pantry Organization Tips

Monday, January 8, 2018
On this week's episode (sponsored by IKEA), we are delving into all our go-to tips for kitchen and pantry organization, from using clear containers to sorting and purging. It's the new year, so let's get organized! Plus, we help some Food Fight parents deal with a rambunctious toddler during dinner time.

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Let's taco 'bout it!

  • Tip #6: Keep paperwork under control on your horizontal spaces. Be vigilant! Get slots for paperwork that needs to be taken care of later. Create a landing strip.
  • Tip #7: Use matching glass containers that are square and rectangular for space. We like these brands. Plus a model of scarcity helps keep your fridge clean.
  • Tip #8: Nest, stack, and file vertically. We love to vertically file our plates. Sharon and Ike use something similar for pots.
  • Tip #9: 80/20 rule applies in the kitchen also. What are you REALLY using and declutter accordingly? We're keeping a few things: Instant Pot, Sous Vide, rice cooker, food processor (Nicki would be proud), but we will definitely be donating to keep the clutter down.
  • Tip #10: Keep your counters clear. It cuts down on your visual clutter and inspires your to cook.
  • Let's clean our your pantry #1: Remove everything and wipe down the pantry.

  • Pantry #2: Sort and purge. By the way, check with your local food pantry to see if they accept expired food or not. Side note: Throw in a little treat when you donate per Jill Robbins.
  • Pantry #3: Categorize things--like with like.
  • Pantry #4: Make it pretty and useful. Clear containers and label it. Sharon loves these IKEA brands, Droppar, Korken, Vardagen, and Sinnerlig.
  • Pantry #5: Put it back in the way you cook. What are fast movers in your pantry?
  • Other tips: Be flexible with where you put things, get rid of packaging (cuts down on visual clutter) and get picky of what food comes into our home (helps with food storage).
  • We help some Food Fight parents deal with a crazy toddler during dinner time.
Run Time: 1 hour 4 minutes

Sponsors: Our podcast is brought to you by our awesome and food-loving sponsor, IKEA in Draper, Utah!

IKEA Make Room For Organization Event at the Draper IKEA

Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28, 2018
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Customers can sign up for IKEA Family online and use the $25 off $150 purchase coupon valid only Jan.27th and 28th 2018. A full list of activities will be available on http://www.ikea.com/us

Some activities will include:
  • Junk Drawer No More! Learn how to easily organize your kitchen junk drawer to find a happy home for those frequently used items that don’t quite fit anywhere else.
  • Linen Closet Rescue! With bulky items such as pillows, blankets and towels filling the shelves, the linen closet can easily become overstuffed and cluttered.  Learn tips and tricks using storage solutions to give your linen closet the makeover it needs.
  • Sampling selected Swedish food itemsFree sampling of selected Swedish food items. $5 off $25 purchase of Swedish Food Market items.
  • Activities for kids & adults
  • IKEA Family offers
  • Plus, we'll be there on January 27 Facebook/Instagram Live-ing the Junk Drawer No More workshop at 10 am MST. Join us for fun giveaways!


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