Decluttering the kitchen is almost always one of those projects that just gets continually pushed down on the list of things to do. So far down in fact, that chances are it will never get done. The truth is, it won’t take long so why not just get it out of the way?
There are a few things you must get rid of from your kitchen that will help to reduce the clutter that has started to take over. Today, I’m sharing with you my top five ways to reduce kitchen clutter.
Clutter usually begins on the counters in your kitchen. Therefore, in most clean looking kitchens, there is almost nothing on the counters. You may have the urge to use the counters as a place to drop off your keys, mail, dirty dishes and magazine, resist that urge. Instead, create a drop off zone somewhere else in your home.
Relocate all your minor appliances and get rid of any of the most unimportant counter top decorations. Make sure that whatever it is you are going to keep on the countertop is essential to your cooking and functional to your life. This is especially important if you have limited counter space!
Kitchens look much neater when belongings are kept behind closed cabinet doors rather than visible on open-shelving. If you want your kitchen to look organized and clutter free it’s best to stick to ways to hide the things you don’t want to see. Now, this doesn’t mean that you just take all of your clutter from your counters and shove it behind a closed cabinet! Reducing clutter means to reduce the amount of stuff that you have. If you haven’t used it in the past 3 months, chances are you really don’t need it….which brings me to my next point….
Become a Minimalist
Put sentimentality aside and give serious thoughts to what kitchen items you use on a regular basis. This is when it is a good time to become a minimalist. Don’t acquire more than you need and get rid of anything that lacks a clear purpose.
Set aside the tools and appliances your use most, identify items that have duplicates, throw out any items that are no longer serving their purpose and determine what can be replaced or thrown away.
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Clean the messes you find in your drawers and purchase inexpensive drawer organizers. These simple inserts can turn even the messiest drawer into a functional, tidy space. The good news is they can be used for random items too, not just silverware. Once your drawers are organized, it will be easier to ensure the kitchen has less clutter.
The Fridge Isn’t an Art Gallery
Although this sounds simple, it’s true. Using your refrigerator to display photos, lists and other random paper only contributes to how cluttered your kitchen looks. Get rid of the clutter on your fridge and this small change can make your kitchen almost immediately look cleaner.
Reducing the clutter in your kitchen is a great way to make your kitchen look cleaner and more well kept. I promise, it is much easier than you think! With a few simple steps you will have a clutter free kitchen in no time.
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