More kitchen tips from an article in The Telegraph:
- Decluttering tips: A time study revealed that most people use the same four pots and pans over and over again. Take a hard look at the other seldom used items objectively.
- Recipes: Purchase a three-ring binder with magnetic photo pages. Collect recipes from magazines/newspapers, Internet and cookbooks that require ingredients you already have on hand. Prepare the recipe that week. If your family doesn’t find it to be a hit, then toss the recipe out.Discard unused recipes yearly, a task Dutson does while watching TV. It takes only minutes to do this. “Special cookbooks can be kept in your library or displayed,” she said. She keeps a couple ethnic cookbooks on a coffee table as a conversation piece.
- Paper and mail: Handle your mail only once. It’s best to open mail right beside a recycling bin or trashcan. Don’t put it in a pile to “sort later.” This delay tactic only wastes time, as you’ll have to review the mail a second time. It takes seconds to pitch it now. If you can’t get your magazines read, don’t subscribe. Use the library, or pick up a copy at the grocery store.