food storage + safety

Emergency preparedness…good advice for building your own emergency kits

Emergency Preparedness October 29, 2012 By gettingorganizedmagazine Emergency Preparedness Made Easy By Amanda Kuzak It doesn’t matter where you live; you are susceptible to an earthquake, hurricane, snow storm, power outage, flood, or some other disaster. Any of these events could leave you and your family stranded at home for a few days without power or […]

Organizing a kitchen…a cancer survivor reclaims her kitchen

Client:  Single professional woman in Oakland, a cancer survivor AND fully recovered from open heart surgery, reclaiming her kitchen. Problem:  Her kitchen was “recovery room central” while fighting breast cancer, and then emergency open heart surgery.  Medical equipment and supplies took over all counter space.  Friends and family came and went with groceries and food, […]

6 Dangerous kitchen and food safety issues to avoid…

As a professional organizer, I’ve organized several kitchens lately that have suffered from the same problem – unsafe food prep utensils or unsafe food conditions. And we’re not talking about kitchens that are not clean, we are talking about things that people just don’t notice or think of as a hazard in their kitchen. My […]

How to organize…how to store food – oil, nuts and spices

We’re moving a wonderful family in the east bay, and during the pre-move preparations, I went through their kitchen cabinets to see what would be packed and what would be tossed.  In the toss pile went a half dozen bottles of various oils that have gone rancid, along with dozens of bottles of herbs and spices that […]