Whether you’re a daily cook or an occasional one like most of us are, with the right setup you can be in and out of the kitchen in record time. Here are a few, simple tips from realsimple.com that can help keep your schedule sane and cooking area clean and well-organized:
1) Store your spices in groups that are commonly used together, such as keeping garlic, basil, and oregano close to each other. Use the same logic with your other food staples.
2) Make sure your utensils are within reach. Do this by placing them in a drawer next to the stove or place in a container on your counter top.
3) Small appliances. Many small appliances can now be mounted under your cabinets. This frees up counter space, yet leaves them handy to get to. If you can spare the counter space, put them out.