I’m not just saying this because I had the opportunity to do some writing for Lifehacker, but every now and again the site puts together a feature that’s so incredible that it’s difficult not to bookmark it and vow to use it the next time you have the opportunity: or to make it a weekend project of your own.
That’s how I felt when The Geek’s Guide to Rebooting Your Kitchen popped up – complete with the video above of a very determined Kevin Purdy working his way through his kitchen, cleaning things out as he went and organizing them in the process. He did something that I’ve suggested people do when they move to a new workspace: think about the way you use the space, and then organize it from the ground up to match the way you work in it. That way you have a space that’s always useful and never a pain to work in or around.
Here’s a tidbit I adored from the piece:
To be honest, the heart of my own kitchen’s recent reboot was not cheap—it was a total gut and remodel, with contractors and drywall and all that fun stuff. Putting the root-level changes aside, it was also a chance to empty out our cabinets and drawers, pack up all the dry goods and spices, and rethink where we wanted everything to go. You can do this, too: piece by piece, or, you know, you can jam it all into four hours of French-press-fueled mania on a Saturday night, as shown in the clip above. Your call.
Hey – just because I love my French press doesn’t mean I’m any less dedicated. Seriously though – with a move on the horizon for yours truly, this will be incredibly helpful. Here’s hoping you can find some use out of it too!