Friday, November 2, 2012

Minimilazing the Kitchen, Part III

I'm looking to minimize my kitchen since August. The current one is 11.5x7ft (80 sf). I have additional 'pantry' shelving over the washer and dryer. I was using all of that available space, and just fit. There are only three people in the apartment!

An internet search of various sources turned up this list of items to have:
  • cutting board 
  • veggie peeler
  • Knives: Chef's knife, bread knife (serrated), paring knife
  • Pots: One large, one small
  • 10" skillet
  • casserole dish w/lid
  • box grater
  • Pans: loaf, muffins, 8x8 'brownie' pan
  • cookie sheet OR baking stone
  • 1 set each measuring cups/spoons
  • spatula
  • whisk
  • wooden spoon/s
  • ladle spoon for soups
  • slotted spoon
  • tongs - one pair
  • mixing bowls w/lids
  • liquid measuring cup
I have far more than this, but I have to admit it all gets used.

Since I've started looking into this, I've managed to change most of the over-laundry area to storage for bulky items we don't use often. There's about 1/2 of shelf (of 4) that is still food. I do have some extra space in drawers but that's challenging to fit food in it. This weekend I'll look at re-organizing just the drawers in the kitchen, and see what I can do to improve the storage I have.

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