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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Organized Fast-Track by Cynthia Ewer

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Organizing Kitchen and Food-Storage Areas

If there’s ever a place where activities clash, it’s the kitchen! Because the kitchen is the heart of the home, it attracts family members and the possessions in their wake. Papers pile up, school assignments sprawl out, and scattered shoes and jackets clamor to join the fun. To bring order to the kitchen, begin by identifying and relocating activities best carried out elsewhere. Setting up family launch pads and creating a life-management center for planning and paperwork diverts the flood of paper and possessions to more appropriate locations.

Setting Up Kitchen Activity Centers

Visualizing the kitchen in terms of activity centers helps organize the space efficiently. Most kitchens contain these activity ...

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