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Let’s Get Organized – The Basics

Nothing feels more freeing then a clean, organized house. I am not talking about the type of clean where you can eat off the floor. I am talking about the clean where everything has a place. I feel fantastic when I go room-by-room around my house and get rid of all the old and useless “stuff”. No matter if you are working on counters full or stuff or bedrooms overflowing with junk you need to keep things under control and have a system.

Have you heard of the Hot, warm and cold system? Basically  items that are used the most are kept in the easiest to reach places.  Makes things more functional and accessible

Let's Get Organized - The Basics

Hot Zones.

What do you keep in drawers, on counters or shelves that are at eye level? Thins that we use often. These areas are you can reach with ease. For example, your oven mitts, they should be stored near the oven.

Warm Zones.

These are the spaces that still within reach but definitely not right in your face. SO you will need to reach a little deeper, stand on your toes etc to get to the item. Items you use 1 a month or once a week. These items can be large pots, peelers and muffin pans. They are ready for when you need them but not right in your face.

Cold Zones.

These are the spaces that you need to bend, tuck and roll to get into. Oh you know the spots I am talking about, the cupboard above your fridge for example. You need to use a step stool, or get down on the ground to reach them. Chances are you store items like gelatin molds, seasonal bake dishes and big serving platters and trays. You use them, but not often at all.

This may not work for you, but it rocks in our house. I also am able to get rid of stuff that we haven’t used in forever, or move things around if I find I am using something more often. Being organized and on top of your stuff will help you be stress-free!

How do you stay Organized?

  1. Ali P

    February 15, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I guess I’ve been using this system all along because that’s how my house it set up!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    February 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Organisation is essential in a small apartment. At the moment I have way too much standing on my kitchen island, that will change when I get my new cupboards and things will be much better.

  3. jan

    February 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I hadn’t heard of the hot, warm and cold system, but it certainly does make sense. Unlike my current organzing….


      February 21, 2017 at 6:53 am

      It is all a learning system that’s for sure:)

  4. kathy downey

    September 11, 2017 at 10:16 am

    My kitchen is my spot i love cooking meals,snacks and desserts i have my space organized like you recommended,it saves time and also safer!

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