How to Declutter Your Kitchen
The kitchen, more than any room in the house, while being primarily a work area, gains clutter like no other. The more clutter you get the less able you are to work in the kitchen, so it’s important to keep the room as clutter free as you possibly can..
Make sure that everything in the kitchen is being used regularly and if it isn’t, remove it. If you are not sure, you can put it temporarily in another room before you make the decision to let it leave the house.
Keep your counter tops clear. There is nothing worse than having to clear your kitchen before starting to make a meal. Clear up after meals, not before. Then you will have more incentive to cook.
We buy food and then don’t use it. Fresh food goes off and canned food goes past its best before date. So check your fridge weekly and your canned food and freezer yearly. If you don’t then your cupboards fill up with food you are not using and there’s no room for the food you are using.
Pots and Pans
We tend to use the same few pots and pans and the rest take up storage room. Keep the items you use regularly at the front of your cupboard and check if there’s anything at the back of the cupboard that you never use that can leave the house. You could donate something to a thrift store that is exactly what someone else is looking for and they could use it instead of you not using it.
Tupperware and other plastic boxes
I love Tupperware, but it has a habit of having a number of pieces and then some of the pieces get lost. So match your Tupperware to its lid and discard any unmatched sets.
If you use them, kitchen gadgets are wonderful, but they tend to be given as presents and not used. So, if you have many lurking in your kitchen, then toss them and feel good about the extra space. The sort of thing I’m talking about are: garlic press, lime squeezer, melon baller, butter curler, brushes, syringes, anything that has one purpose only that you don’t regularly use.
Small Clutter Areas
The kitchen, being the center of the household often collects toys and pieces of paper and other clutter, so it’s important to regularly check for non kitchen items and remove them from the room. Check daily if possible.
How Professional is your Kitchen?
When I see clutter in a kitchen, I think, would that be in a professional kitchen? Always keep in mind that the kitchen is primarily a work area and keep out of the kitchen anything that hinders your cooking.
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