Clever ways to improve space efficiency in your kitchen

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We spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing delicious meals, so it’s important that we organize it efficiently. Each component must be carefully planned – from layout to cooking appliances. Here are a few handy tips to help you use every inch in your kitchen.

Use your walls

If you’re short of a workspace, it pays to make good use of the walls. Free up the cardboard by hooking everything that has a handle. Install a pegboard, rods, and shelves to take utensils from the countertops to the walls. When you move dishes and small appliances from the counter, you’ll have enough space to keep everything where you want to see it.

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Plants You Want in Your Orlando Backyard

We all are aware of Florida being called the “Sunshine” state and it’s definitely for a good reason. With it’s subtropical/tropical climate and an annual average of 230 days of sunshine, growing plants can sometimes be tricky. However, you can have a beautiful garden with the right plants that fit the climate with many of the options being native to the region.

In the Orlando area, you will typically find better soil than the coastal cities as it will have less sand which gives it an advantage for planting. Also, Orlando gets plenty of rain with its daily quick pop-up storms that give this region another perk for planting gardens. However, there can be periods of little to no rain, so finding plants that can withstand drought is an important factor to consider as well.

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Moving With Large Families – What You Need to Know

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It’s an open secret that a big family comes with big responsibilities. And if you’re planning to move to a new home with your family (including pets), the challenges and responsibilities ahead may seem impossible. So how can you possibly organize a trouble-free relocation? Well, this insightful post is going to take you through some helpful tips to help you do just that. Keep reading!

Create a Moving Checklist

If you’d like to have some peace of mind with your large family, creating a checklist for everything is very crucial. That said, you should create your moving checklist and print it out as well. Another thing, go through the list before your big day to ensure that everything is completed. And yes, your checklist should include tasks allocated to each family member. For instance, younger children can organize and clean, whereas older ones can pack and lift boxes.

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Avoid Damage to Your Plants on Your Next Move

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Is it time to pack up all your prized possessions and move to a new destination? Moving can create a lot of headache and anxiety, but especially for sentimental gardeners who cherish their plants. A lot of work is put into helping plants grow healthily. All those tender leaves and sensitive root systems are just small parts of a large, alive organism. Plants are extremely susceptible to damage when taken out of their favorite environments. But there’s a safe way to pack up and transport your plants. Read on to find out how.
How Should I Package Them?

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Cleaning Out Your Kitchen on Your Next Move – Save Time and Money

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Do you spend countless hours packing and unpacking cupboard after cupboard every time you move? How about spending way too much time trying to reorganize everything once you make it to your new home? Just to realize you have too much stuff and not enough space …

Having lived from one apartment to the next in my life span I know exactly where you’re coming from. The kitchen was always my least favorite room in the whole house. Living off take out for a couple weeks, before figuring out where everything is, and feeling at home. Not only does that make for unwanted weight and stomach issues, but it also cost way too much money to do for a long period of time. I mean think about it. The average meal costs about $6-$8 per person for regular take out, not to mention a fancier restaurant could be anywhere between $15-$20 per person. Now take that and times it by three meals per day and 7 days a week. You’re looking at as low as $126 to as high as about $420 per person for a week of eating out. Now times that by a family of 4, you’re looking at more than your monthly mortgage.

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