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This week’s organizing task is BAKING SUPPLIES (October’s cleaning and organizing calendar is here). Now is a great time to take inventory of you baking supplies before the busy holiday season is upon us. This week I’m sharing 3 ways that I organize my baking supplies and keep them organized. Don’t make it too complicated, just take a little time this week to toss/relocate/organize any baking supplies that you have and make sure your solutions will be helpful when it comes time to do some baking.
ESTABLISH A BAKING ZONE – Keep baking supplies in the same general vicinity in your kitchen – I keep the mixer, spices, and baking supplies in the same area of the kitchen. When it’s time to bake, I pull out the mixer, gather ingredients and tools and get started.
Keep baking pans, baking sheets, and racks together as well – keeping these supplies handy makes baking so much easier.
KEEP MEASURING CUPS AND SPOONS TOGETHER – I keep them together in their narrow drawer but you could keep them together in a drawer divider with other baking and cooking supplies. Suggestion: if you do a lot of cooking and baking, purchase a couple extra measuring spoon and cup sets. I also have odd sized measuring cups (3/4 cup, 1 1/2 cup and 2 cup) and spoons (2 teaspoons, 1 1/2 teaspoons) – may seem odd, but it’s a time saver in the kitchen.
GROUP BAKING GOODS – I store other baking supplies and goods together in a large bin in the pantry. Molasses, extra sugars, cane syrup, chocolate chips, baking chocolate, etc. is stored together keeping it easy to grab anything necessary for baking.
What do you do to keep your baking supplies organized?