4 Ideas To Organize Your Kitchen & Keep It That Way
For me, the year 2017 was the year of the Great Clear Out. I went through every room in the house and got rid of everything that I considered clutter. I did my best to adopt a minimalist mindset and it really has helped relieve some of the stress that was brought on by the clutter. Less clutter in my house, means less clutter in my brain. You don’t have to be an extreme minimalist to receive the benefits of decluttering your home. I’ve got some great tips for you, that will help you start getting rid of the clutter. Let’s start with the heart of the home and organize your kitchen!
Clear It Out
Like with tidying anything, a great first step for organizing your kitchen is having a good clear-out. Start by going through your fridge, freezer, and cupboards and throwing away any food that is expired. Then, go through what’s left and separate anything that you know you aren’t going to use; This can then be donated to a shelter or thrown away if it’s no good. Once you’ve tackled food, you need to sort through all of your crockery, utensils, pots, and pans, and clear out anything that is broken, duplicated, or you don’t ever use. Lastly, don’t forget to throw out any old mail or takeout menus that you might have hidden in a drawer.
Group Similar Items
Before putting things back in cupboards and drawers, group similar items together. For example, you can put all of your pots and pans in the same cupboard, or hang them up together. You can also put all of you mugs together and all of your drinking glasses together. The same goes for food too. Tins can all be stored in the same area, as can cereals, snacks, and baking ingredients. By doing this, you will know exactly where to look if you need something.
Start Brand New
Okay, this idea is a little drastic, but if you’re doing all that you can to organize your kitchen and it’s just not going the way you want it to, then why not consider doing some remodeling? This can be in the form of adding organizing units in the pantry or designing a whole new kitchen. When we first bought our house, the kitchen, in my mind, was unusable. We were able to get new cabinets, countertops, the works. It was well worth the money, and increased the value of our home. New kitchens can be designed around you and your needs so that you have as much storage space as you require. This can help you organize your kitchen, and then keep it clean and tidy for the foreseeable future.
Create A Cleaning Routine
Once your kitchen is in a state that you are happy with, you have to ensure it stays that way. To do this, you need to create some sort of cleaning routine and work on your cleaning habits. For example, you can make sure that you wipe down the counter-tops and load the dishwasher each night. You can also read your mail and sort through it as soon as it arrives, rather than letting it pile up in the kitchen. These little things will ensure that when you do a big clean of your kitchen, it isn’t as big as you’re dreading.
*Grab one of my cleaning checklist to help you get started and check out my kitchen cleaning video below.
Organizing your kitchen can be a nightmare, but hopefully one of these ideas will be of some use to you. I hope you found this helpful! I’d love to see your uncluttered kitchen! Tag me on Instagram!
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