If you're like us, you're striving to live a more organized life. Last weekend we tackled our clothes and donated five bags to a local shelter. Next up is the kitchen, where a true lack of organization (our canned-goods cupboard is a disaster, and don't even get us started on the Tupperware situation) has been stressing us out for months.
Turns out we're not alone; 89 per cent of Canadians agree they are striving to live a more organized life, with 43 per cent admitting the lack of organization in their kitchen stresses them out (not only that, one in three Canucks admit they rarely or never clean their fridges or pantries; present company included). The good news: simplifying the kitchen doesn’t have to be hard, thanks to no name® Simple Check™ products—bearing simple, direct and straightforward names, often in big, bold type, and no-nonsense packaging designs (think rubber-duck-yellow labels)—that help make it easier to organize the kitchen and pantry.
To that end, the no name® brand has partnered with Ivanka Siolkowsky, organization expert and Canada’s only certified master in the KonMari Method™, to help us all simplify our cluttered kitchens. Her top two tips for organizing the kitchen and pantry:
eliminate word pollution. If you feel stressed every time you open your kitchen pantry, or struggle to find what you’re looking for, try eliminating word pollution by decanting dry goods (rice, grains) in glass jars or buying products with straightforward packaging and fewer ingredients, like no name® Simple Check™ products. By simplifying the visual clutter in your pantry, you’ll feel less overwhelmed and finding ingredients needed for a recipe is a breeze.
less is more. Avoid buying products in large quantities—less is more! It’s easier to keep your kitchen or pantry tidy when there’s less in it. You may think you’re saving money, but there’s a mental cost associated with the clutter; no name® Simple Check™ products are quality products at great value—no bulk buying necessary.
Oh, and bonus: the easy-to-identify no name® Simple Check™ mark quickly assures Canadians that the products they're buying are made without 10 ingredients including synthetic colours, artificial flavours and monosodium glutamate (msg).
no name® Simple Check™ products are available at Loblaw stores across Canada, including Loblaws®, No Frills®, and Real Canadian Superstore®, as well as Shoppers Drug Mart® locations. —Vita Daily
Photo courtesy Nick Wons