Updated: Jun 16, 2022
Our kitchen is said to be the heart of the home. But when you step into your kitchen, do you feel a healthy flow? Or is your kitchen a source of tension for you?...
The answer can often be found by asking yourself this simple question:
Do you enjoy you spending time in your kitchen?
Are you constantly finding excuses to keep away from it?
If you answered the latter, you are not alone. But do not despair - there are plenty of effective ways to transform your kitchen into a place that you enjoy.
Below, I have listed my top 7 fast & free tips to instantly save you time everyday & improve the energy within your body, mind & home.
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1. Move breakfast items so that they are stored nearest to your kettle & toaster & where you eat breakfast (if you have a breakfast bar)
Sounds simple right? -Because it is. Moving your breakfast items closest to where you naturally navigate when you enter your kitchen every morning is a no-brainer. Not only will this save you valuable time every morning, but it will also improve the energy flow within your body, mind and home.
And to save even more time… Arrange those items in your cupboard so that they are visible. This way, you won’t waste a second rummaging to find something and when you’re making your shopping list, you can simply open the cupboard & see what you have & don’t have. Genius!
2. Create a spice rack, or drawer
This was GAME-CHANGER for me. I had my spices all neatly stacked in storage basket in a cupboard. And sure it looked neat. But the process of having to keep pull it out of the cupboard & scramble through those clinking little jars of herbs & spices EVERYTIME I wanted to cook was anything but ‘neat’.
So, I cleared out the drawer next to my cooker, found a new home for the tea towels that were inside & I lay my spices label up in the drawer. Now, I only have to pull the drawer open to see what I have. Victory!
3. Keep your scratch cook items all together
Yes, really, Create a cupboard, or just dedicate half a cupboard or section of pantry space to scratch cook items only. Arrange items so that they are each visible to the eye & voila – you just cut down your prep time already!
4. Create a baking cupboard
Or shelf. Or drawer. Or pantry space. Then categorise items again – keep flour together, sugar together, decorating items together & so on. This will enable you to locate items easily & to keep on top of what you run out of. As with everything else – do yourself the ultimate favour when arranging items by arranging them so that they are each visible to the eye.
5. Keep a designated space for all your snacks
Then divide into 3 sub categories – healthy, sweet & savoury. If you have children, keep the unhealthy snacks out of sight (I store mine in a tin on the top shelf) & the healthy snacks on display – with each product visible, or stored in glass jars to encourage them to make better food choices. Because if they can’t see it, it doesn’t exist! Thank me later…
6. Store food in airtight glass containers
This not only allows you to save time (you can visibly see how much there is left of each item) but it will bring peace to your conscience. Go one step further to help the planet heal by shopping at zero plastic stores, or join The Good Club to get your zero waste food shop delivered right to your door! Click here to learn more.
When we live in alignment with our values it instantly reduces tension and invites positive chi within our lives. Plus, doing a good deed has been scientifically proven to make us happier as it boosts the feel-good chemical within our brains, also known as ‘serotonin’.
7. Categorise your fridge using environmentally friendly products
Use items such as glass dishes with bamboo lids from Ikea (as pictured - no I'm not sponsored!) Alternatively, for those who do not shop at zero waste stores, you can reuse plastic tubs from items such as strawberries & grapes to store items in. Seen as these are transparent, they are absolutely ideal... just make sure you wash them out first!
Bonus tip: Then get into the habit of prepping food for the week to save you time everyday. Why not get the whole family involved, put on your favourite music and turn it into a fun, bonding activity. One that you do at the same time, on the same day every week to secure the commitment to your new, healthy living ritual.
Have you got any valuable, free & fast kitchen hacks to share with us? If so, I’d love to hear them. Let me know in the comments below & don’t forget to subscribe. Wishing you all a great week ahead!
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