Kitchen

“Store like with like” and “organize in zones” are mantras that work in every space—particularly in the kitchen. If your cookspace feels like a cluttered mess as opposed to an inspiring prep space, take a look at our best tips for the ultimate in kitchen organization ideas. From a plan for the ideal kitchen setup to tips for organizing items in the pantry, we’ve got you covered. Get inspired to make mini storage changes throughout your space that will have maximum impact on your daily routine—especially if you are struggling to get the kids out of the house and off to school on time. If your kitchen is lacking in storage space, find our recommendations for genius space-saving products (like mobile kitchen islands and cooking utensils that nest together). Living in a rental? You can still customize your cook space by following pro tips for sprucing it up.

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How Does a Refrigerator Work?

In the refrigeration cycle, there are five basic components: fluid refrigerant; a compressor, which controls the flow of refrigerant; the condenser coils (on the outside of the fridge); the evaporator coils (on the inside of the fridge); and something called an expansion device. Here’s how they interact to cool your food.

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Kim Sava lives by an uncommon philosophy: Keep only what you use, make peace with imperfection, and (seriously) help those in need. Her beautiful home is a snapshot of her spirit.

How Do I Clean a Panini Maker?

Real Simple answers your questions.

7 Steps for Organizing the Junk Drawer

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