Organizing Your Kitchen

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Successful diabetes management isn't just about eating well and testing often. Staying organized goes a long way toward helping you feel as in control as possible. That includes your kitchen! Susan Weiner, RDN, CDE, MS, CDN, and Leslie Josel, certified professional organizer from T.V.'s Hoaders: Buried Alive visited dLifeTV to get you on the right track!

Organization Tips

Here are some great tips from Susan and Leslie to remember when organizing your pantry:

  • Heavy, bulk items should be on the bottom, with treats at the top and out of immediate eyesight.
  • Think "shoulders to knees" to knees when placing your everyday items on shelves.
  • Remember First In, First Out when adding new items to your pantry. Place the news items behind the ones you want to use first.
  • Check the expiration dates for all items. Spices, for example, tend to last just 1 year.
  • Corral like items, such as vinegars & oils; nut butters; spices; crackers, etc.
  • Apples should be stored in the refrigerator if they are going to sit out for more than 6 days.

Shopping List

Ready to get your pantry or fridge organized and diabetes-friendly? Check out these items used by Susan Weiner and Leslie Josel. All items can be found at The Container Store.

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2013

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