Are you busy deep-cleaning and fixing up your kitchen this week? What small project have you tackled? Here's one very small project that nevertheless can really make a difference in a small cupboard or drawer: organizing your cookie cutters. Cure-taker Carol shows us how she did it!
This Cure-taker in Jersey City says she works on the pantry monthly but it gets disorganized again right away. The first thing I suggested was separate the cleaning supplies from the food.
Part of this week's Kitchen Cure assignment is to do a deep cleaning of the kitchen. This got me thinking about the kinds of cleansers people use and where they keep them. As I read through the hundreds of submissions from Cure-takers, I saw a range of solutions, and lack thereof.
This week's Kitchen Cure assignment is to finish up your reorganizing and cleaning, but also to tackle any special projects that need to get done. Do you have a little project that would perk up your kitchen — maybe something you've been meaning to do for a while? Read on to hear a little more about our own special projects!
The best part of the clean out is that now it is so much easier to empty the dishwasher because I don't have to rearrange anything before putting the dishes away — they all have their perfect spots. - Amida, California
• This Week's Assignment: Deep clean, beautify, and accomplish special projects.
• Cure Clock: 3 weekends down! 2 weeks to go.
• Cure Takers: 2,382 (Signup closes Friday, November 6)
Happy Monday, Cure-takers! How was the weekend? Did you get some deep-cleaning done? How good does that feel? We love this part of the Cure; all that sweeping, mopping, and cleaning out corners is positively cathartic. We're also working on one or two little upgrades to the kitchen. What about you?
I love looking at the part of the pantry that has been cured. (Amelia, Santa Monica, CA)
• This Week's Assignment: Deep Cleaning, Special Projects and Beautifying
• Cure Clock: Closing in on the finish line! Two weeks of hard work left.
• Cure Takers: 2,382 (Sign up closes next Friday, November 6)
It's the third week. How are you doing? I'm so impressed with the emails I'm getting from Cure-takers. You guys are going deep, and I know it's not easy. This week you'll do a deep cleaning, start that special project and add one beautiful thing to your kitchen.
About to toss an old dented muffin tin in the Goodwill box, we changed our minds. Maybe we won't be using it to bake any more muffins, but we can definitely give it a second life as a drawer organizer!
Which common kitchen utensil do you think it is? We actually have two (maybe three) of this space-hogging tool, and as we thought about de-cluttering this week, we realized we never, ever use it. We bet you have at least one in your utensil holder, too...
Yesterday we asked you if you leave appliances out on the countertop; now we're curious about what else you leave out. The counters in our kitchens can become home to everything from potted herbs to an ever-changing herd of dirty dishes. Sometimes it's hard to find space to cut an onion for dinner! Tell us what's on your counter and get a few tips for keeping them free of clutter after the jump.
As you set up a new kitchen or optimize your workspace during the Kitchen Cure, a big decision is whether to keep anything out on the countertop. Where do you keep your toaster, stand mixer, food processor, electric kettle, coffee maker?
Happy Monday, Cure-takers! The second assignment of your Kitchen Cure is underway — how did it go last weekend? Are your cupboards decluttered? Did you get rid of doubled-up tools and cookware you never use? What was the strangest or least-used cooking implement you discovered?