Organization is more than having things be in order and look pretty.
This is one of the most high trafficked cabinets in my kitchen, so it’s important to keep it organized.
It’s important that containers are see through or well labeled.
But it’s even more important that items are easily accessible.
While I love these containers as they come in varying sizes, are clear and are stackable, the problem is their ergonomics. Ergonomics is the study of how equipment can best be designed for comfort, efficiency, safety, and productivity.These containers need to be opened by clicking the two ends, opening the container, and then clicking the two ends to close it – not to mention putting it back into place. Those are just too many steps for most members of my family! I open the cabinet to find the lids scattered about the cabinet. Do you see the one with the clear lid and the granola bars in it? No clicking for that one, just lift off the lid. Amazingly there are many times when the lid for that one is off too.
These old fashioned jars actually work best. You simply pull off the lid – just one movement and it’s just one movement to put the lid back on.
My family can handle that!
When organizing your cabinets, keep in mind the ease with things can be opened and put back in place. It will increase the likelihood of it actually happening!
Being snowed in has provided lots of opportunity for organizing! What have you been organizing?
- The Tablescaper