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Zone Defense: Organizing the Kitchen
Posted By Jessica Fisher On February 6, 2014 @ 8:00 am In Cleaning,Good Eats,Home Management,Homekeeping | 2 Comments
Time to tackle clutter and disorganization  and maybe too much stuff. This month we face off in the kitchen.
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. A lot. Part of that is because kitchen work is what I do for a living. I have six children who like to eat.
Oh, yeah, and I earn a little income by developing recipes, food blogging, and writing cookbooks. Somedays I feel like I never leave the kitchen.
Thankfully, I have help. My kids and husband do a lot of the kitchen jobs so that I don’t bear the brunt of it all. Many hands make light work. The flip side of that is that many hands sometimes put things in the wrong places.
It’s a double-edged sword. It’s really hard to ask people to help you in the kitchen if the cupboards are disorganized. And sometimes the cupboards get disorganized because other people are helping you.
Time to get on Zone Defense .
This month, I’ll be dejunking, deowning, and reorganizing in the kitchen. Did you catch that deowning thing? It’s a phrase I picked up while reading Joshua Becker ‘s latest book, Clutter-free with Kids . He talks about deowning, getting rid of something, rather than just moving it around. I need to do that this month.
This series is all about Zone Defense. How do we defend the spaces in our homes so that they serve the purposes we need them for? All too often our households run us ragged instead of us running them. It’s more of that living life by accident .
Your kitchen is meant to be a place of creativity and nourishment. If there are things or situations going on in your kitchen that prevent you from being creative and providing delicious food, then let’s change that this month.
Ask yourself the critical questions for dejunking :
On my list of things to tackle:
You’re seeing my “before” kitchen. I hope to show a transformed “after” kitchen in a few weeks. I hope you will, too.
Be sure to check these past posts to get more ideas about setting your personal space to rights:
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 tackle clutter and disorganization: http://lifeasmom.com/2014/01/time-to-get-on-zone-defense.html
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 living life by accident: http://lifeasmom.com/2014/02/living-life-by-accident.html
 critical questions for dejunking: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/the-spring-clean-along-battling-clutter.html
 Kitchen Organization: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/03/kitchen-organization-zone-defense.html
 Kitchen Organization on Pinterest: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/03/this-month-on-zone-defense-kitchen-organization.html
 Tips for Organizing Your Food Storage: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/03/zone-defense-organizing-food-storage.html
 Cleaning the Kitchen – Progress Report: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/04/zone-defense-cleaning-the-kitchen-a-progress-report.html
 Time to Reorganize the Kitchen: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/03/time-to-reorganize-the-kitchen.html
 Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen: http://lifeasmom.com/?p=32273
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