Kitchens | Organizing Goddess

Too Many Choices

Making decisions can be exhausting. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered that I can reduce that stress and exhaustion by limiting the amount of decision-making I have to do each day. Do you know those famous people who seem to wear the same thing every day? Steve Jobs wore a designer black turtleneck and blue jeans. Mark Zuckerberg wears a gray t-shirt. Barack Obama said, “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits. I’m trying to pare down decisions….

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Upgrading My Garbage Bags

I never thought I would be writing a blog post on garbage bags. But life is strange that way. A few years after moving into our current home, we decided to get a new garbage can for the kitchen. At that time, our local supermarket packed groceries in plastic bags with handles. I brought one of those bags along to Bed Bath and Beyond so that I could find a garbage can whose size would allow me to use these plastic…

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Another Recycling Bin to Love

Call me fickle. Less than two years ago, I wrote a blog post extolling the small improvements I had made around my home during the slow days of the pandemic. One those improvements was the addition of a Simple Human two-compartment recycling bin in my kitchen. This bin was a definite step up for us, but it was not perfect in light of our recycling situation. So when Facebook showed me an ad for the Joseph Joseph GoRecycle 28L Recycling…

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In Praise of Drawer Dividers

I recently noticed just how many drawer dividers I’ve added to the drawers in my home. Even more interesting to me was that the divider solution for each drawer is different. When it comes to drawer dividers, there is no “one size fits all”. It’s important to carefully measure the drawer dimensions as well as the dimensions of the items you want to store. A photo of me organizing the dividers in the junk drawer of my desk actually appeared…

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Gadgets That Only Do One Thing

I’ve never been a big fan of gadgets that do only one thing. I warn my clients that they are not a good use of limited space if there is another way to accomplish that same task with something you already own and which has multiple uses. But I’m (occasionally) willing to be proved wrong. A few years ago, a childhood friend came to stay with us for a few days during the summer. It was strawberry season, and I…

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