I am happy to announce that Collene is the winner of the Organizing Bonanza Day 5 FaceBook Photo Contest. She uploaded a photo of the messiest area of her kitchen! Professional Organizer Deb Lee was the judge and she gladly shared some advice on how Collene (and you!) can organizing that trouble spot in your kitchen!
Here is Collene's Photo:
Here is Deb's Advice:
"Congratulations, Collene, on being selected as the winner of the 8 Piece Modular Canister set and 20 Piece Premier Set! My first suggestion would be to only purchase the amount of food that fit easily in the pantry. I know that can be hard to do especially if you like shopping at places like Costco and Sam’s Club. Sometimes more frequent trips to your local supermarket works well because you can be selective about the volume you’re buying. If you buy more than your space can fit, some things can get lost in the pantry and linger well past their expiration date.
Create zones for your food categories (e.g., snacks, cereals, pasta) and continue to keep like items together, like you’re doing with the bags of potato chips on the top shelf. Just carry that concept with all other food categories. In fact, that should be a little easier for you to manage with the canister set. Designate certain canisters for chips, cereal, and other snacks and be sure to label them so that everyone can find them easily. The smaller canisters or Premier containers can be used for peanuts and pecans. You can also use a horizontal can rack or Rubbermaid Helper Shelves (with a shelf liner on your wire shelving) for canned goods.
With your new organizing products – and a little practice – you’ll have an organized pantry in no time!"
Good luck organizing Collene and thanks Deb for the advice!
Remember that Deb is a part of the expert team of organizers for the new Rubbermaid Personalized Organizing service. If you want her to give you advice like above about your unorganized kitchen, check out the service at www.rubbermaidpersonalizedorganizing.com.