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Kitchen cupboard clean up

Posted by Head Chiquita on Thursday, November 15, 2012, In : Home Tips 
Organise your cabinets into several categories such as plates, glasses, plastic containers, kid's plates etc. Place the plates on one shelf, the glasses on another, and so on.

This way, putting things away is child's play and when you empty the dishwasher, you or other family members will always know where everything goes.

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A quick space-saver in the kitchen

Posted by Head Chiquita on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Home Tips 
To save drawer space, hang your oven mitts in a hook inside a cabinet door near the oven, and hang your aprons on the pantry door or a wall hook.

These are very nifty from the online shop:

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Identify kitchen zones

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Home Tips 

The kitchen is where we go to 'nourish' our bodies and families and is often a space that is bulging with things. So many different mugs, and pots, and bowls... we have more dishes, more utensils then we have space to house. We think we need all these lovely things but actually, what we really need is to sort through all our things, keep what we really use, give away what we don't and organise ourselves into work zones.

Basically, you need to access what you do in the kitchen...

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From beer bottle to vase

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

If, like me, you enjoy dressing up your table or having a small flower next to your desk, you can achieve this without spending money.

I first saw this at my sister's house so all credit to her. She took an old, clear beer bottle, and after rinsing it, she used it to put a few flowers from the garden in. When I decided to do the same for my kitchen window sill, I spruced them up a little by tying some lovely coloured ribbon around them. So now I have I nice vase made from a b...

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Trays for large appliances

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Home Tips 

To save yourself lots of backache, store heavy appliances (liquidizes, mixers, food processors) on a sturdy tray in your cupboard. That way, when you need to use it, you can slide the tray out and get what you need out with minimal strain on your back.

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