i've moved a lot in my 31 years. since i left home for college, i've had a new apartment approximately every six months — and usually, new roommates, too. in total, i've cohabitated with 42 different humans. along with those humans came dozens of different kitchens — so as an avid home cook, i quickly learned to streamline the coupling and uncoupling of saucepans, spices, and spoons. whether your new roomie is only for a few months or for forever, these time-tested tricks should make the kitchen merging (and breakup) process go much more smoothly. read more »