The key is to keep only what you need! Too much of anything leads to clutter. Hold on to what is a necessity and donate the rest
When you have less dishes, it requires you to use just-in-time methods. For instance, the less dishes you have, the less your sink will fill up with dirty dishes and you can produce a good flow of clean ones.
Bins, bins and more bins! You may ask yourself, will a bin really make that much of a difference in keeping things organized? I asked myself the same when we were tidying our home – and yes, it makes a HUGE difference! They keep everything contained and in its place.
This is our pantry. It’s neat and it actually stays that way thanks to these bins and our commitment to Sustaining – #5 below. You can pull the bins out to see what’s inside, instead of moving each Campbell’s soup can to see your inventory. This also helps when you are prepping your meals for the week 😉
Ever come back from the grocery store with an item you already had 2+ of in your pantry? We have! Prevent this from happening by preparing your meals!
This magnetic white board is on our refrigerator. We plan out our meals every week and also jot down any random items we may need throughout the week ie. milk, bananas, coffee, etc.
Have you ever been scared to open your Tupperware cabinet afraid you’ll get attacked by lids?!
We invested about $50 in uniform Tupperware and it’s paid dividends for us! Everything has its place and you are never looking for the ONE lid that only fits that ONE container. And of course, we couldn’t go without labeling the location of each item!
We bought these Sistema containers at Homegoods & Marshalls and they are BPA free!
Sunday meal prep! One of the most useful tools we’ve come across for healthy eating. Saves time during the work week, relieves the stresses of ‘what are we eating for lunch/dinner?’ and of course less dishes to clean! Totally recommend for EVERYONE!
NOTE: We set up our dinner meals on Saturdays to prepare our grocery list. Then you can prep the foods on Sunday that will stay fresh throughout the week. Examples: brown rice, hard boiled eggs, sweet potatoes, yogurt servings, quinoa, chicken (although, chicken will only last a few days!)