Monthly Archives: February 2018

Smart Ways To Organize A Kitchen

Do you spend a lot of time looking for things in your kitchen? It’s not just about finding the perfect snack but the perfect utensil or pot needed for whatever you’re cooking. Often when you do find that item, it is buried under a lot of other utensils or pots which means rearranging everything to get to what you need. A better approach would be to organize your kitchen. Here are some smarts ways to get that accomplished.

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Store Food in the Fridge Properly

Did you know that you should keep your dairy on the upper shelf of your fridge? That’s’ because the temperatures are the most constant. Your meat should always go on the bottom in case there is any accidental leakage. Much easier to clean up one shelf than all the shelves. Take the time to clear out all the expired foods and old condiments. Once everything is cleaned out, get into the habit of grouping things together on inside shelf doors. You can also use plastic containers as a kind of makeshift drawer. It is easy to slide out the container to find a jar than constantly rearranging those jars.

Maximize Pantry Space

Some kitchens have separate pantry rooms while others utilize pantry cabinets. In either scenario, you want to make things easy to reach and find. You can incorporate Lazy Susans and more clear storage containers to hold all your canned goods, spices and packages. The back a pantry door is a good spot for one of those over-the-door shoe holders. Those can now hold favorite family snacks, seasoning mixes and a lot more.

Create Kitchen Work Zones

When creating a work zone for the kitchen think triangle. The three points are fridge, oven and sink. Keeping what you need to cook close to those zones will help with the process. You don’t want dishes near the stove or pots next to the sink. The ultimate goal would be able to get what you need blindfolded!

Remove Clutter

As you go through your cabinets and drawers to organize, you’ll be tossing out a lot of clutter. However, there might be some items you don’t want to throw in the trash or they won’t fit in the trash. That is when to call in Junk King Monterey. Everything Junk King collects has a chance to get dropped off at a charity. That means your things won’t be wasted. You can take full advantage of the Junk King crew to get rid of all the rest of your unwanted clutter in the same trip. One junk clearing session with Junk King Monterey will help get your kitchen organized and home empty of clutter.

Will Your Garden Be Ready For Spring?

Part of what makes Monterey such a great place to live is the pride that homeowners take in their property. You can see that pride on full display outside starting with the gardens. Whether you’re planting in the front yard or back, there is some prep work you need to do to get your garden ready for spring. Here’s what needs to happen:

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Collect Rain Fall

Rain is always an issue in California. There is a lot all at once and then long periods of dry spells. That mean you need to do the extra watering for your garden. Those efforts can be helped by collecting rainwater. A barrel can be position under your rainspout to collect gallons after every storm. That water will go a long way towards keeping your garden fed all spring long.

Fix Stakes and Trellis

Part of your garden might involve stakes and trellis. Now is the time to make sure those items have survived the winter and are ready to be put to use again. This is also a good time to move those things around if you want to reconfigure your garden area.

Clean Gardening Tools

Tools matter even in gardening. You want to make sure your garden tools are sharp and clean for the season. If they are rusty, then you might want to think about replacing them. Whatever is on the tools could make its way into your garden.

Create a Composting Area

Seasoned gardeners know the value of a compost area. This can be set up in a small bin or as a separate plot of your garden. Once it is set up, the compost area is a great spot for any organic waste from your kitchen and your actual garden. The goal is to keep the compost aerated. Before long, you’ll have nutrient rich fertilizer that your entire garden will benefit from.

Getting your garden ready for spring might require some heavy lifting. That is a job best left to Junk King Monterey. You can utilize the Junk King crew to remove all kinds of backyard rubbish old grills and patio furniture. They can even haul off a swing set or hot tub. Think of the gardening space you can reclaim once those things are gone. Let a rubbish hauling session from Junk King Monterey help you get your garden ready for spring.