Welcome to my kitchen!
I am a regular women who loves to spend most of the day in the kitchen. I have a large kitchen, stuffed with lots of appliances (my husband often says I have too many gadgets), and I love spending my time in this room even when I am not cooking or doing my dishes. I enjoy sitting at my dining room with my laptop and doing all the stuff normal people do with their laptops. LOL.
But I digress.
Here in my blog I am trying to tell about my experience of using different kitchen appliances and utensils. I still have a long shopping list of things I really really need for my kitchen (but dont tell this my hubby!), so I also spend plenty of time researching other people’s experience and reviews. That is another topic I love writing about – selections of best (and sometimes worst) gadgets for kitchen.
My morning starts with making a cup of coffee for myself and Sven (that’ s my husband, he is Swede, thus the name) and a bunch of toasts using my ‘regular’ toaster or toaster oven if I am feeling ambitious. Sometimes I make a glass of juice using my awesome juicer (one of the most expensive purchases I made last year!), but I am not big juice person, so it is only sometimes. My husband demands scrambled eggs and bacon every morning, so I have to put in use one of my cookware sets (I have 3!). I tell Sven not to play with my utensils and take away from him my instant read thermometer.
Now it is cleaning time. Out cat is shedding his fur, so I can vacuum our house three times a day, and still there will be fur balls in a few corners. The cleanup process includes putting new fresh fly traps in place. Poor flies. But. Our house is a no-fly zone. Sorry folks.
So when it is done, I finally can start doing what I like the best. I fill up my hot water kettle, make a cup of tea, and prepare to enjoy my most productive time of the day, often already starting to look forward to the little reward I will give myself after finishing all my tasks – the leg massage. But I will tell you more about this another time. Ciao!
My Other Favorite Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen is the most important part of everyone’s house because you prepare edible things here. Your mood and working all things is related to your diet. If you take proper and balanced diet your mind and body works in a better way. When we work in kitchen we need several things like blenders and juicers because they make our work simple and easy as well as they save our precious time which we can utilize in other activities too.
Blenders are the first need if you spend your time daily in the kitchen because it helps you in many ways. There are several types of blenders and blender-food processor combos like some are with heavy motor whereas some have light motor. Some are very easy in carrying due to its design while some are better to fix at a particular place. Immersion blenders are also the part of our kitchen. It’s up to you that which type you select for your kitchen activities. For this you must see the size of your kitchen, if it has enough space, you can place any type of blender here. But if your kitchen is small, try to select the small size and light weight blender. It will take very little space of the kitchen.
Blenders are like cars, as car has unlimited design and features similarly; blenders have also several styles that give you best facility to use it. If you are going to choose a blender for your kitchen, you must see some essential features in it like the ease in keeping it as well as it should not take your more time in cleaning because there are several kinds of blenders which work outstanding but it takes enough time in cleaning. You must see that the cleaning of the blender must be simple and very short time taking otherwise you will not be able to do other work which are most important like to give time to your children that is your first responsibility.
If you choose right blender for your kitchen it means that you minimize your work and in this way you can save your half time which you spend in the kitchen.
If you are a mom the first necessity of your kitchen would be a best juicer by which you can get juice and give to your children because they are in growing age and they need juices of several vegetables and fruits on daily basis. When you survey the electronic market, you see several varieties of juicers and it is fact that sometime you become confuse that what to do and which one will be most suitable for you. In this way, we are giving you some points; keep them in your mind while purchasing juicer for your kitchen such as:
- It should be very simple in handling.
- It must take very little space to keep.
- Focus on its cleaning; it should not take your most of the time.
- It would be suitable for both vegetables and fruit.
When you keep these simple points in your mind, you bring a best juicer for your kitchen. Some common kinds of juicers are fusion juicer, centrifugal juicer and masticating slow juicers. You can select any one according to your need and feasibility. The latest juicer which is fusion juicer is getting too much popularity because it is the combination of centrifugal and masticating juicer.
If you are going to select a juicer for your kitchen, just search online market and it will give you the correct idea about the present types of juicer, the pros and the cons of them. A simple tip for the juicer shopping is that never see its only style, focus on its working then you will buy a most suitable juicer for you.
Save your time by the use of blenders and juicers because as a mom you have lots of responsibilities.
Time – The Only Resource You Can Not Afford To Waste
Time is very important. Thomas Alba Edison once said
It is actually the only capital a person has and the only thing that he could not afford to waste.
I firmly believe in this statement that is why it pains me to see so many disorganized people.
There are millions of people all over the world yet only few appreciate and value the essence of time and being systematic. There are thousands of ways how to be organized… you can be organized at your home, at your work or taking control of your day!
One of the biggest dilemmas that everyone encounters is the struggle with disorganization especially at work. This is a hindrance for your success and be promoted. Do not worry because there are ways to prevent disorganization.
Relaxed and Calm Mind
It is important that you have a calm and relax mind so that you may comprehend and contemplate better. The more you worry and think of your problems, the more you will not be able to concentrate and do your job properly.
Clean Your Desk
You could think lucidly if you have a clean desk – your desk is somewhat a reflection of what’s on your mind. A clean environment helps you delve and ponder better but it is time consuming so it is advisable that you do this during the weekends or after office hours.
Take everything that is not supplies and put in the pile on the floor. Or in Inbox (see below). then dig thru that pile (or Inbox) and find the best place for all this stuff.
Realize that from now on….you will keep all surfaces clean!
Create a ‘To-Do-List’
When you arrived at your office, before you start anything, think first of the things that you must do and accomplished for the day. Categorized and know what should be prioritized first. List those activities accordingly and use the list as your guide in completing your task for the day
Organize Files and Supplies
Aside from a clean desk, it is relevant that your files and supplies are arranged systematically. It is better that you organized them according to their usefulness rather than its looks. The often you used things, the nearer it should be to you.
Get an ‘Inbox’
Get a physical inbox – a place for collecting all incoming papers – mail, bills, papers from school and work, phone messages, receipts. Ideally you should have 2 inboxes – one at home, one on your office desk. If you work at home, one inbox will do.
Important! Do not share your inbox with your spouse or room mate! Every person MUST have his own inbox.
And start using the inbox! Develop a habit of putting every piece of paper in your inbox. If you need to leave a note to your spouse or roomie, don’t just write a note and leave it somewhere – pout it in his or her inbox!
Process Your Inbox Every Day
Or even twice a day.
Develop a habit of processing your inbox every day, either in the morning or in the evening.
Take every piece of paper out of inbox and make a decision what to do with it:
- read it an throw away
- file it
- decide on appropriate action on particular date and time, and mark it on your calendar.
Keep All Surfaces Clean
Surfaces in your rooms – table, coffee table, bed, countertop, and floor – they are not for storing your stuff.
So make a commitment – I will never ever toss anything on these surfaces.
Your next steps:
- clear off everything from these surfaces and put in pile or in Inbox
- sort all items and find new home from them
- keep them clean
Being organized might not be an easy task but it is very important. If you have difficulty in being organized, challenge yourself and if you accomplished all of it, then, give yourself a reward. It depends upon you if you want it to be daily, weekly or monthly basis.
For example, you accomplished your entire task for the day, so you can treat yourself and have a relaxing bath or foot massage.
Or you can have a cup of coffee and read a couple of pages of you favorite fiction book after work.
Being organized is not easy but very rewarding and fulfilling to be one …once you get started, then you will get the hung of it. It is only difficult at first but as you practice it, it is easier than reciting the alphabet.
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