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Countries have capitals, corporations have headquarters and families have the kitchen. No longer simply the room where meals are cooked, the kitchen ...

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Kitchen organization for busy families

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An organized kitchen is more user-friendly and helps families manage their often busy schedules.

(NC)-Countries have capitals, corporations have headquarters and families have the kitchen. No longer simply the room where meals are cooked, the kitchen has evolved to become the hub of family activity and the centrepiece of the home. To keep up with busy families, the kitchen must be the most organized room in the house.

Storage Area

Optimizing storage space is the best way to get the most out of your kitchen. First, determine what your family does there - besides cook and eat. Then, design your kitchen storage taking into account its multiple uses and taking advantage of vertical and hard to reach shelves and corners. Items can be stored on hooks behind doors and on walls, and lazy susans turn dead areas into extra space.

Group similar items together in containers and label them so that everyone can find what they are looking for. A good electronic labeller is a must-have for the organized kitchen. Brother pioneered them and today offers its P-touch models at most office retailers and online at www.brother.ca.

"Our P-touch labellers are ideal for busy families because they are a quick, convenient and easy-to-use solution for getting organized around the house," says Brian Caldwell, senior product manager at Brother Canada. "Our exclusive line of tapes come in various sizes and are extremely long-lasting. They move from freezer to microwave without peeling or fading, which is great for preparing lunches for school and work."

Cooking Space

Whether you are a working parent or an aspiring chef, cooking for a family is a big job. By making your kitchen more user-friendly, you and your family will be more likely to cook at home - eating more healthily and saving money in the process.

A well-organized pantry is a good way to ensure a happy cook. Grouping items and labelling shelves make ingredients accessible and easy to locate. Cooking equipment and tools are getting more plentiful and sophisticated. Wherever possible, opt for multifunctional devices like food processors instead of several small pieces. And make room for a cookbook shelf so that inspiration is close at hand.

Schedule Keeper

Some kitchens feel like busy train stations. With all the comings and goings, it's an ideal space to organize the family's activities. Install a large corkboard and use it to post the kids school and activity schedules, phone lists, grocery store flyers and coupons and the all-important family calendar.

By making the most out of the most popular room in the house, you'll create order in the busiest home and spend less time organizing and more time enjoying your family.

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