12.4.14

Why I Need to Reorganize My Kitchen


For all the mistakes (layout, small windows) and misfortunes (cook credentials, diner complaints) that beset my kitchen, I actually like staying there. There is also no other area in the house that accommodates such a wide range of family activities, both food- and non-food related. That's the best argument for maintaining a functioning kitchen. Unfortunately, in this age of automation, a kitchen cannot organize itself.

So this post is my way of sending myself a memo to reorganize my kitchen, a task easily given to procrastination in this household. If I remind myself why I should reorganize my kitchen, it should be easier for me to get on with it.

Here are my WHY's:

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~ Reorganizing my kitchen will help me work faster and more efficiently. In turn, I will cease being the self-pitying kitchen slave, and hopefully, transform into the cheerful and approachable cook-mom (mom-cook?). I will have more time for non-kitchen-related activities, like, well, doing the laundry or making the beds. Or even leisure activities, like sitting down and breathing deeply. 

~ An organized kitchen is easier to clean, and we all know the horrors associated with a kitchen (or bathroom) that does not meet standards of hygiene. I don't even want to start with this lest I go on and on and cross over to a topic not covered by the letter K.

~ My kitchen, when organized, still may not be picture-perfect but it will look pretty in my eyes, and that's enough inspiration. An inspired cook cooks more delicious and healthy meals, and considers other criteria, like food styling and presentation. She will also be inclined to engage in meaningful dinner conversation instead of quickly gobbling down her meal so that dinner clean-up can be underway shortly.

~ It's really all about good stewardship of blessings. To me, the kitchen is the showcase of blessings that the good Lord has showered on my family. These days, too many people go hungry for unacceptable reasons. There is no acceptable reason for good food to be wasted. In an organized kitchen, no food is wasted, family members are kept healthy and away from junk and fastfood, and all thanks and praises are raised to the Lord.

What are your reasons for reorganizing your kitchen?

Look, we have some special partners to intercede to God for us, that we may be better cooks with better kitchens and happier, healthy families: The Patron Saints of the Culinary Arts. Such wonderful company!


This was written for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge

3 comments:

  1. I really need to reorganize my kitchen. As I've accumulated more bakeware, I haven't moved anything to make room so it's all shoved messily into my cabinets. My kitchen is nowhere near as functional as I would like.

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    1. Here's hoping that you can bake much more goodies after you have reorganized your kitchen! Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. I wish I had a bigger kitchen to organize! I have a small galley kitchen, without much counter space or storage. I'm always looking for ways to make it more efficient. I'm popping in from the a-z challenge. it's almost over! And I'm ready for it to be. :-) I love finding other believers, and Catholics, in the blogosphere, so I'm going to follow you somehow to stay in touch. Come visit me, if you'd like: http://adventuresintheballpark.blogspot.com. :-)

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I get so thrilled when you visit! Please tell me how it was like!