Tips No. 58. How to store chocolate and desserts – Make sense of the mess.De-cluttering your pantry will make meal preparation and food shopping much easier.You should keep these general guidelines in mind:a. First of all, check expiration dates and toss expired treats. Discard all sweets that have been opened a long time ago.b. Give away or donate any chocolate or dessert that you won’t eat.c. Store your chocolate away from direct sunlight, protected from moisture.d. If you store the chocolate in a kitchen cabinet, you can use closet racks as organizers.
Tips No. 88. Two commandments of a clutter-free pantry.Do you have a system to keep snack packs easily accessible for your children? The solution is setting up a drawer in your pantry to corral snack packs and treats.a. You can add drawers at the bottom of your pantry. This idea provides quick access to snack foods. Your kids will love this idea. Store these items in the labeled drawer, so that children will always have easy access to them when they come back from school. But remember, be sure to buy healthy treats such as packs of nuts, whole grain cereal, granola bars. That drawer should be low enough for small hands to reach.b. Secondly, you can store your favorite snacks corralled in clear plastic containers so that your kids can see at a glance what is kept inside. This is a great solution for an afternoon pick-me-up. And you will have less mess, which means – less stress!
Tips No. 139. Dining room organizations – baskets.If you find you can't use your dining room for what it meant to do because of certain reasons, it’s time to solve this problem. There are a lot of reasons you should use your dining room more frequently. The family dining room is more than a place to eat. This is the area where the family can sit down together and socialize with one another. The dining room is perfect for gatherings with family and friends. However, if your dining room is jammed with stuff, it cannot serve its purpose.Baskets are perfect organization tools for this kind of room. You can keep a lot of things in them. In that way, you will remove clutter from table, chairs and display cabinets. If your dining room is filled with knick-knacks, candles, lighters, napkins, and other small items, consider buying pretty straw baskets. You can go one step further and purchase the baskets with handles to hang them on a wall with hooks.