Simple Hacks to Make a Small Kitchen Spacious!! 673

Having a big and spacious kitchen is a dream come true for many women. When you build a house, it is possible to get a custom built kitchen depending on your likings, but when you shift to a building which is already built, you have to make do with space and style that is available on the ideas of someone else.

Yet, it still depends on how carefully and smartly you use the space. The more space there is in the kitchen, it will make it easier for you to feel good to work in there. After all, it is you who need to prepare the dishes as well as manage your time taking things in and out of the shelves. So here are some of the ideas that may be helpful in arranging the items and shelves giving you some extra breathing space.

Secret space to arrange spices and other bottles

The tiny space between the wall and your refrigerator can be used for a side shelf. You can do it yourself or buy it as well. Take a wooden plank as tall as the fridge with the breadth that should move in the tiny space and make shelves by fixing horizontally to the plank. Fix bars from one end to the other so the bottles and cans that you keep should have a support. Fix wheels in the bottom of the plank to make it easy for you to pull it out when in need and push it back. This helps in making space in those cabinets. Here is an image for you to get an idea.




Use the sides of the top cabinets

When the top cabinets end at a window in the kitchen or right below the sink, fix a hanging nail to the sides of the cabinet and put a stand to keep the dish soaps and solutions and hang the wet towels etc.






Wall shelves

Keeping all the items on the platform will consume more space making it difficult for you to work. Hence fix a bar like the one we fix for hanging window drapes and hang baskets to it. Place all the items like onions, potatoes, oil cans etc that you would want to use most of the time right next to your stove and keep the platform free.



Cabinet doors as storage

Fix hanging nails to your cabinet doors and put those tiny pans, filters, scrapers and other things vertically which fits into the space of the inside shelves while you close it.







Space under the sink

Usually, the space under the kitchen sink is left blank as there are pipes that come in the way to store anything. However, you can fix shelves to the sides and store dish washing items. Fix dust bin stand to the door and utilize the space.







Use corner space

People usually ignore to store items in corners as it gets difficult to take things out and keep it back. In corners use the pulling out with “S” or “U’ shaped shelves which turn out when opened.

Similarly, use every corner and forgotten space. How much ever tiny space, it can always be used in some way to store items. Work out your innovative and creative minds and come up with ideas as for how you can store items and make your kitchen free of space to work.

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“I Fear a Relapse”, Says Deepika Padukone. 1379

The trailer of the most awaited Padmavati movie was released making us wait on a tiptoe for the movie to be released soon which is actually on December 1st, 2017 (See the trailer here). While on-screen Rani Padmini fights for her honor, the actress who plays the role, Deepika Padukone is fighting altogether a different battle in her real life.

While shooting for the Happy New Year movie, Deepika was fighting her inner battle of depression. Although she did not realize it then. Her mother who came to visit felt there was something wrong and requested Anna Chandy, a psychiatrist from Bengaluru to talk to her daughter. Though Deepika ignored it for a period of time, she finally recognized her problem and took steps to cure it. However, in a recent event, while talking about the Jauhar scene of Rani Padmini in the movie Padmavati, she revealed that she lives in a constant fear of a relapse of depression. She said “ I don’t think, I am completely over it. There is always a fear of relapse as that phase when it happened is the worst experience in my life”.

Since her opening up about her condition in public, there are numerous articles written about depression and there are plenty of suggestion available for someone who is looking for help. But, the truth is a lot many of the population who are suffering from depression do not know that they have it and they need help. Most of them try to think it is nothing but stress, fatigue and they are over-worked.

Like Deepika said in one of her interviews earlier while talking about her feelings during the time, being sad and being depressed are two different things. When someone is sad, they look sad, but when someone is depressed, most of the times they hide it. They try to behave normally while the feeling of emptiness keeps nagging at them. You do not have to be poor or have to lose something in life to be depressed. Sometimes the feeling of depression has no reason.

How to recognize the signs?

When someone is depressed, you may notice certain changes in them. Such as,

  • Less interested in daily activities
  • Loss of appetite and weight changes (can lose or gain)
  • being angry and irritable most of the times
  • less energised
  • self-loathing
  • reckless behaviors
  • Change in sleeping patterns

These are some of the changes we notice in a depressed person, not for few days but on a regular basis. If you spot these in someone or if you are facing it yourself, get help. There is no age or gender who are affected by depression.

Recognizing and understanding the symptoms of depression is the first step to finding a solution. Once you know, meet a good psychiatrist and get help. There is no shame in finding help to cure a mental illness. We meet our doctors for physical illness. In the same way, sometimes our mind also need that extra help too.

Do not, I repeat do not ever be afraid to ask for help!!! Because you might be surprised that there are so many good people around you who really care and want to help you.

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