Today’s tip is one of those things where it feels absolutely absurd to share but it’s such a small thing that has made such a big difference that I can’t not tell you.
OK. Are you ready?
Store your measuring cups in a cupboard and not a drawer.
Here’s the deal.
For years—YEARS–I stored my measuring cups in a drawer. The drawer we have now is one of those double tall drawers that we throw all of our kitchen gadgets into. Every single time I needed a measuring cup—sometimes 2-3 times a recipe—I had to dig through the drawer to find the right cup. Sure, I tried to stack them neatly but when we’d go to dig for other gadgets, they’d come undone and all get lost again. No wonder I didn’t like cooking!
On a whim a few months ago when I got so frustrated, I got them all out, stacked them and set them in the cupboard next to the stove. Some small part of me flinched at not having the measuring cups with the rest of the kitchen gadgets but let me tell you, it has COMPLETELY CHANGED my cooking life!
They’re already stacked in order so I don’t have a lot of guess work where the 1/4 cup one is. I don’t have to bend down to look in a drawer. In fact, I rarely go in that drawer anymore. I don’t have to wrestle anything else to get it out of the cupboard. It’s the best thing ever!
So see? The smallest change ever but it’s truly revolutionized my cooking experience.