January Organizing in the Kitchen


Kitchen Organizing January 2015

IKEA Houston

During December holidays I was already geared up already for January organizing in the kitchen. If you need a little motivation, just go to IKEA like I did and walk around. You’ll find plenty of inspiration as there are many kitchen gadgets, pots and pans, dishes, etc.

What are your kitchen organization needs? One of mine is the dishtowel basket. There are too many towels that need replacing. Some are new, but several are worn. That’s one of the things I picked up there.

Don’t feel too badly about buying new dishtowels for the kitchen. They make good cleaning rags for the house or car.

Make a list for your lean kitchen needs. There are two types of lean to plan for. For instance, store silverware in a drawer closest to the dishwasher. Move gadgets closer to where they can be handy. Cups taking up space? Consider upcycling. Hang them on the wall. Get creative with it.

chair springs upcycling

Upcycled Chair Springs Cup Holder

Now is the time to make a note of your January lean grocery list if you haven’t already. The only way we can keep lean is if we eat lean.

Suggested lean food items to add to that list:

  • gluten-free almond flour
  • quinoa
  • coconut oil
  • jicama
  • eggs
  • bananas
  • apples
  • grapes
  • lemons
  • limes
  • oranges
  • cauliflower
  • carrots
  • spaghetti squash
  • chickpeas
  • kale
  • chicken sausage
  • mushrooms

Okay, I’m excited about this lean grocery list. Looking at nutritious recipes this evening by AdvoCare friends, I can’t wait to try some new recipes with items on this list. See what you can come up with any of these lean foods. Try them, and come back to comment about it.


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