SMARTEN UP YOUR FOOD STORAGE WITH THESE THREE SOLUTIONS
My mother always said, “If everything’s got a place, you’ll always know where they are.” As a child, I hated hearing that. I’d rather have spent that time doing cook-offs under the trees outside our farmhouse. But then you grow up and realise that the more organised your kitchen, the better a cook you’ll be. I’ve found that if I work in a disorganised kitchen, I often just go without certain ingredients because I can’t be bothered to look for them. Not a vibe. To me, it’s totally worth investing in something that’s just right for your space, and these three storage solutions just blew me away.
SIMPLY STORED SEAGRASS STORAGE BASKET
I’m not alone in saying, I love a mandjie. While I don’t often put them on full display, I just love opening a cupboard and seeing all the contents neatly sectioned and organised. It just makes me want to cook something amazing – almost like the inspiration you get from perusing the market. There’s also a certain satisfaction that comes with storing your ingredients in baskets made of an organic material.
SIMPLY STORED GLASS CONTAINERS
In my opinion, if you can’t stack it, keep looking. The stack-ability of these glass containers is a huge boon, but what I love most about them is that they’re made of borosilicate glass, which to the rest of us simply means they’re heat resistant, meaning you can roast your chicken or veg in the oven, pop a lid on it after it’s cooled and off to the fridge it goes. No more relocating your leftovers after a meal, and no need for plastic wrap to lock in the freshness.
HOME EDIT DIVIDED RANGE
Fridges have become super smart. Some of them even have Wi-Fi and let you know when your milk’s running low. But I’ve never encountered a fridge that I’ve felt was perfectly compartmentalised. And you don’t want to use your precious storage containers to organise your fridge. Take stock of the things you store in your fridge most often – cheese, half cucumbers or avos, salad leaves – and get yourself specialised bins, drawers or canisters dedicated to storing those items. Your cucumber never needs to share a space with the Roquefort.