I have created a command center in my kitchen, and I wanted to share what is working for me. This organizer is from Thirty One.
I keep things here that I check each morning after I get my coffee usually. Then I know if I have to get something out of the freezer for dinner or what my morning cleaning will entail.
My monthly menu is there in the middle. I plan for a full month so I can buy in bulk from Frontier, Country Life, Vitacost, Amazon, and a grocery store that has decent organic prices. I also put my new cookbook on the top left because I’m using it a lot this month.
On the bottom left is a declutter challenge that I’m doing. It has one small task a day – like today was to clean off the kitchen table. Another task a day I am doing is from So Damn Domestic. I wake up to an email with a cleaning task – today’s was to vacuum against the edges of the room where the dust bunnies and animal hair gets stuck.
And on the bottom right is a weekly list of cleaning chores. Thursday is my day in the kitchen to toss old food from fridge, wipe out yucky spots, deep clean the counters, clean stove top and floors.
These things and my command center have really helped me stay on top of things around the house. Once I’m behind, I’m so overwhelmed to start again. I am hoping this momentum continues because I’m loving a more organized and cleaner house. Don’t let this fool you that my house is perfect. It’s far from that – there are 5 of us here. We are all here all day long working or doing school and that creates a lot of dishes and messes but it helps keeps my chaos in order.