Out With the Old..

Isn’t moving house one of the most stressful things that you can ever do? Well call me a sucker for punishment, we have just moved 2 adults, 3 kids, a cat and all of our accumulated possessions from the last 10 years of living in the one spot to literally about 3 blocks away! I think i am about to have a nervous breakdown!

However in trying to find the silver lining as I like to do, I have to share with you my favourite foodie friends, that I am unashamedly relishing in this great opportunity to start my kitchen from fresh! Have you ever dreamed of having the time to get rid of the old and bring in the new – clean every square inch and then… yes I can hear you groan before I type the next words – LABEL EVERYTHING in matching handwriting or a gorgeous font?

That’s right I am going nerdy as I live in my Kitchen Dream Makeover! I say this as I begin the process rather than at the end so here are a few tips that, fingers crossed, I will achieve in my fresh new kitchen!

1. I am going to ditch anything that is chipped, too old and quite frankly a bit manky from years of love, wear and tear. Unless it has amazing sentimental value (and even then you have to ask yourself “Really??” ) Your kitchen will never feel clean and breezy if these items are hanging around.

2. Take the time to use plastic Tupperware type containers – get organised. Using containers may have an upfront expense (good ones can be pricey but shop around and you can get great deals) but will deliver rewards for years to come. They make things easy to find, keep your cupboards neat and organised and for people who live in properties that are susceptible to creepy crawlys (lets favce it – it happens to all of our now and again) it keeps them out. Little Critters tend to head towards carboard and paper wrapping so plastic containers will protect your produce.

3. LABEL LABEL LABEL – it is a dream of mine to have everything neatly labeld in the same font or handwriting. The reason you label and date things is pretty obvious (how old is that packet of self raising flour really?) but again, visiually it give you a coordinated and organised look and feel which has a calming effect on your mental wellbeing. A clear and clam head will help you be ready to enjoy your cooking sooner rather than dealing with a chaotic energy in your kitchen!

So there you have it – my 3 tips for making the most of a new kitchen? Do you have any tips? I’d love to hear them!

PHOTO – twopinkpossums

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