Small Changes Make a Big Difference in Your Kitchen

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Aug 6, 2010

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I have been working with a client for the last few months de-cluttering and organizing her entire home.  Some areas in her home need more work than others.  The last few sessions we have spent most of our time in her kitchen, reorganizing the layout and evaluating what she needs to keep and what she needs to get rid of.  We spent one session sorting through everything and another session finding a home for each and every item.

I tailor every project to fit the needs of my clients and I try to organize each space I work in to be user friendly.  In this case, my client had too much clutter on her counter tops which made it difficult to prepare meals and entertain.  When it comes to counter tops I am a firm believer that “less is more”.  Look at the different it made in this kitchen…

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My client and I prioritized the items in her kitchen and left only those items that she uses on a daily basis out on the counters.  I normally prefer a refrigerator without photos and magnets on it but in this case we cut the items that were displayed in half and only hung items in one place.

Another thing I suggested was disguising the cat food and treats by putting them into a bread box or canisters.  My client loved the idea and made the change, it looks so much neater.

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I love to organize and I love cleaning supplies so when it comes to organizing the storage space under a kitchen sink I am in heaven.  It is the perfect spot to store all of the cleaning sprays and extra sponges etc..  This space is so valuable, so make sure to sort through the items under your sink every other month. For this particular client I placed the items she used on a regular basis on the left side of the garbage disposal and the rest of the cleaning supplies and extra items on the right side.  This helps keep the space neat and tidy with everyday use because you are not reaching over silver polish you only use once a year to grab the counter top cleaner you use everyday.  Another tip I tell all of my clients is to have each product face forward just like they do when they are on the shelf at Target.  This helps you find what you need and remember what you have so you don’t waste money on items you already have.  Remember, it pays to be organized!
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