It’s ironic that I’m part of an “expert” series on organizing at The Kitchn when my hubby does the bulk of the tidying. But hey, whatever works.
The truth is this: Until Henry gets home from work and starts cleaning up (while rolling his eyes at his messy wife and kids), my kitchen’s usually a crazy jumble of pans, platters, spatulas, measuring cups, spices, and towels. Also: sticky notes and markers, random pieces of paper with recipes scribbled illegibly on them, LEGOs that my seven-year-old has strewn all over, and math homework that my ten-year-old hasn’t put away. But that wouldn’t look so hot in a profile piece about kitchen organization, so I shoved the mess to one side before shooting these pics for The Kitchn.
I’m certainly no Marie Kondo, but I’ll admit that once everything’s put away, it’s a pretty awesome feeling. And there are definitely a few tools that help keep us as organized as possible, such as the lazy susans and plastic baskets/tubs in our pantry, which make hunting for sauces, spices, and other ingredients a lot easier.
Check out how Henry keeps our kitchen clutter-free by clicking here. Some of my favorite authors/bloggers are also sharing their kitchen organization tips this month on The Kitchn, too, like Deb Perelman, David Lebovitz, Cheryl Sternman Rule, and Tracy Benjamin. Go check ’em out!