On Being Left-Handed In a Tiny Kitchen

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Being efficient in a small kitchen is a badge of honor these days. It’s awesome to know that with a little DIY creativity and storage techniques you can do the same things in a tiny kitchen that you would in a larger kitchen. That said, things get challenging when you’re left handed.

Over the years I’ve had kitchens of every shape and size—some with appliances, some without; some with countertop space, some without. Heck, I’ve even had a kitchen without running water! But my latest space is proving to be the biggest challenge of them all, and it all has to do with the hand I write with. (You know, that thing we did with a pen or pencil before smart phones, keyboards and the internet.)

In my small kitchen I have most of the things I need, and although my appliances are pint sized, I’m making do. But once I start prep work or cooking of any kind, I’m ready to throw it all out the window and call it a day. Why? Because my main stirring hand is jammed against a brick wall and in order to use the cutting board, I have to use the knife with my right hand. And that, folks, isn’t pretty.

Are you a left-handed person in a right-hander’s world? Do you have kitchen frustrations? How do you work around them? Sound off in the comments below!