Saturday, March 17, 2012

Nested or Perched

We all like storage space in the kitchen.  Haven't met anyone who has too much, though the workmen when we remodeled a number of years ago were certain I would be the one.  When I cleaned out the kitchen cupboards awhile back, it seemed smart to sort everything, donate stuff I didn't use, and make sense of what was put back which would give me more space.

Unruly serving bowls.  Nesting is not their thing



What I found was that some newly-acquired, already much-loved serving bowls were little trouble makers in the cupboard because they were not compliant nesters.  Who knew nesting was a necessary quality in the kitchen.  Turning the unwilling-to-nest into cooperatively organized dishes now stacks up on the Things I get to do today.


They are all very happy to perch


I'm a great believer in turning parts of my world upside down.  Here's a safe but terrific place to start.  Kitchen tip: to stack identical bowls, place one top-down on the shelf and perch the second one on its flat bottom.  Too simple to qualify for a "tip?"  Well, my sweet, cluck-cluck hens enjoyed hearing about it. And it prevents chipped edges on the lower bowl when taking the top one in or out of the cupboard.


5 comments:

  1. wow, again! brilliant! my project is to do some inexpensive, fancy-ing up of my kitchen, starting with placing some of my beautiful cups and teapots on the shelves in the kitchen where they can be seen. this will be entirely for decoration, not in any way a "tip." as little things get done, i'll post. nothing to "ohhh" and "ahhh" over, but i'm trying to go cheap and with what i have!

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    1. I'd call you wise, not cheap. Using what you have is divine!

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  2. Nesting is a MUST in my small kitchen.

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    1. So all yours have to be good cooperators! That mean wise acquiring on your part--everyone has to get along or they can't be part of your kitchen club.

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    2. That is exactly right!!

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