Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Organizing The Kitchen and Oobleck for the Zkids

Organization is key to cutting down the amount of work that needs to be ddone in your life! What I am saying is that, if you become less cluttered and more streamline it tends to make cleaning up more of a breeze. You will notice right away whenever somehting is out of place and be able to quickly remedy the situation. How have I done this in our less than large kitchen, you may ask? Here is what I have done so far.

Project Kitchen Makeover!


2 and 3

2 and 3

1. Designate a certain cabnet for a certain type of kitchen tool. By this I mean if you have plastic or rubber put that all into one spot. Before you just shove everything in make sure that you have gone through everything and weeded out things that don't have lids or that are not useful to you anymore and thrift or garage sale them. Keep a box or bag around for this purpose when you get ready to remake
your Kitchen space. If you want you could even label the frount of that cabinet with the designated term for those helping empty the dishwasher or putting away the dishes.

2. Next, put away all of the appliances that you can into cabinets. for me I had to be creative. I have little space so I used the bookcases that are on the other side of my cabinets toward our living room for this purpose.

3. Then, put away various and sundry items that really don't belong in the kitchen.

4. Go through your spices and pick out those that you have more than one of and combine to form one or just toss the old stuff out, its not as potent anyway. Odds are you don't use it much if you have a lot. Add some extra shelves if you need more space I added a couple of cooling racks that work like shleves.

5. A while back my husband made me some new shelves in my pantry to give it more room. Then I organized it all by item as much as possible then I also used one of my kitchen shelves for the bean.

There is still more to accomplish but it is so much better now!

Oobleck (from Dr. Suess)

Not the same as the cleanser:)

1 cup water
1 1/2 corn starch
(You can also add
food coloring
in a bowl)
This is a slime like mixture that is non-neutonian fluid called dilitant. When you punch it with your finger or hand it feels hard. You can play around with it for hours. It is both a solid and a liquid, a lot like quick sand.
Zach the Scientist

Nora and Zoi chiming in.

Zena joining the crew.

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Debra Kapellakis said...

Thank you for your helpful hints and little cute faced helper photo's.

Susie Buetow said...

Thank you so much for linking up at Homeschooling on the Cheap! last week! Your link was the #1 most clicked link on the link up!

I loved your idea and really appreciate your support! Stop over and see your feature.


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