Where do you store your bread, muffins, buns, etc?
Our bread is stored in a drawer near the refrigerator. (We don't have the humidity problems that pp's have.) Surplus bread is stored in the deep-freeze.Do you keep your utensils in a crock or in the drawer?
My utensils are in a crock, and the crock stays in a cupboard near the stove. (My soup ladle is too big to fit in a drawer.
)What small kitchen appliances do you leave out?
None. (But then, I only own a Crock-pot, blender, and toaster, so they are not that hard to assign permanent homes.
)What do you do with notes, etc?
If they are notes that need to be signed and returned to school, I sign them and put them in the appropriate backpack.
If they are appointments, et cetera, I put them on the calendar that lives on the side of the fridge. Grocery lists go in a book of lists that stays in my purse. (I know, it sounds bizarre, but it helps me to make fewer shopping trips if I keep all my lists together in one place.) I have a clear, magnetic photo collage frame that I got from Chinaberry to keep photos corralled.Shoes.
I limit the number of shoes my kids have, which helps. But living in Montana, we wear big ol' Sorel snowboots 9 months out of the year
, so I know what it's like to be tripping over them. My solution is to have nothing
else on the floor of the entryway closet but a barrel where hats & mitts go, and footwear. (I am going to try the rug idea, though.) We also have a boot brush on the front stoop, and people are "encouraged"
: to brush off their muddy shoes before entering the house.
My mum and dad live on a ranch, and they have this "boot hanger thingy" made of horseshoes to hang irrigation boots on. (The boots hang upside down from their heels....I can't explain it, but it works,