Space Saving Kitchen Tools

Maximizing space is important, especially if you have a small kitchen. These five space saving kitchen tools will leave you with more countertop to work with and more space for storage.

1. The Index Plus Chopping Board Set by Joseph Joseph includes 4 color-coded knives and chopping boards for different types of food (fish, meat, chicken and vegetables). But what makes this product even better?  All items are stored in a sleek and handy container that won’t take up too much space in your cooking area.

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2. The Y-Grinder Salt & Pepper Mill by Joseph Joseph not only holds both salt and pepper in one container, it also easily adjusts to grind from fine to coarse. Definitely a handy kitchen gadget.

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3. The Sagaform Dish Brush Holder with Drying Rack will help you keep your dishwashing supplies neat and organized.

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4. The OBAR Multi-Storage by Blomus is a must-have for a small kitchen area. It holds paper towels, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap all in one.

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5. Joseph Joseph Nest Utensils consist of five essential kitchen tools that stack over each other creating a compact self supporting design. The set includes one slotted spatula, one spaghetti server, one slotted spoon, one solid spoon and one ladle. They are heat resistant and dishwasher safe.

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How do you maximize your kitchen space?

5 Tips To Make Your Work Space More Productive
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Have you been feeling mentally blocked or unable to focus? Here are a few small changes you can make to help increase your productivity.

1. Clean up your desk: Clearing up the clutter on your desk will help you focus on your tasks at hand and avoid becoming distracted by other things. Keep your desktop tidy and you will feel more productive and motivated.

2. Create a filing system: Try to make it a habit to file your documents regularly to avoid the accumulation of paperwork on your desk. Once you have this system set in place, everything will flow easier. You will know exactly where everything is.

3. Comfortable set-up:  Invest in a comfortable desk chair. Sitting on an uncomfortable desk chair for long time will hurt your back and your productivity.

4. Improve the lighting:  Some lighting can be too harsh for the eyes and can create fatigue. If it’s too dim, it might cause your eyes to strain, especially if you are staring at a computer monitor for a long time.

5. Personalize your Space: Decorate your space according to the type of environment you work in. If it’s a more conservative office, keep the accessories to a minimum. If it’s more relaxed, go ahead and add colorful and functional office accessories. Add a plant to increase oxygen and help control your stress level. Studies show that plants reduce stress in the workplace.

How do you personalize your work space? What do you do to improve your productivity?

Top 5 Home Bar Must-Haves For The Stylish Bartender

After a long work day, it’s nice to settle down with a drink or two in the comfort of your home. Here are 5 home bar must-haves for the the stylish bartender:

1. The VIGNON Wine Set by Menu includes 3 indispensable bar tools: a waiter’s corkscrew, decanter and vacuum stopper.

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2. The Classic Honeycomb Cocktail Shaker is a staple in any bar. It is made of stainless steel and will hold 24oz of your favorite drink.

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3. The Bar10der 10 in 1 Bartending Tool is the ultimate bar tool. It includes everything your home bar will need. This multi-functional tool includes a mudler, channel knife, jigger, zester, knife, stirrer, strainer, corkscrew and bottle opener. It’s sleek, multi-functional, and compact design definitely make it a must have.

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4. The Sagaform Martini Glass Set comes with four glasses in four amazing colors. They’re perfect for entertaining guests.

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5. The Menu Water Jug (1.3L) is simple, slender, and modern. Although meant for water, it can hold anything, including sangria for those hot summer days.

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What tools do you have in your home bar?

5 Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day
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Have you made any plans to celebrate Mother’s Day?

If not, here are a some ideas to show her how much you care:

1. Treat your mom to a weekend getaway. If you’re in the New York City area, going away is easy. There are great places to visit and you would be amazed at how easily accessible they are.

2. Sunday brunch is always a relaxing experience. What’s better than enjoying a nice meal, drinks and conversation over the table? Just make sure you make reservations in advance.

3. Give your mom the ultimate gift – a trip to the spa. Nothing says, “I love you” more than a day of pampering and relaxation.

4. Take a trip to the theater and enjoy an afternoon watching a show. Whether you prefer the opera, classical music, or Broadway, you’re bound to find something your mother will enjoy.

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Go out for afternoon tea. Enjoy an array of sweet and savory desserts, as well as a cup of her favorite tea.

What are your Mother’s Day plans this year?