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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26 Comments

  1. Kelsey

    February 6, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I’m hoping to do a kitchen clean out next weekend! You’re so right – physical clutter = mental clutter!

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      Yep, and I never really realized how much mental clutter the physical clutter was causing me until I started clearing it out. Good luck with your kitchen clean out! 🙂

  2. Aditi | Raising World Children Magazine

    February 6, 2018 at 7:46 am

    These are some great tips. Cleaning and de cluttering my kitchen is something I do almost every two months.. Never ending. But this is soo good ! THanks for the tips

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 6, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      Every two months?! That’s awesome! Good for you. I clean out the food that often, but not my kitchenware. Thanks for reading. 🙂

  3. Yolanda

    February 5, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    I really need to clean out my cupboards. It’s been ages and I keep putting it off. I’m sure there are probably things lurking in the bag too. Og gosh – just the thought of it! Must add this to my to do list this month!

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      Good luck! I hope you find time to get it done. 🙂 Thanks for reading my tips.

  4. Lisa @ Happylifeblogspot

    February 5, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I am due to declutter my kitchen. I try to do it once a year. This post came at the perfect time! Thanks for the tips!

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 5, 2018 at 6:22 pm

      You are very welcome! Good luck with the declutter.

  5. Jennifer Espinosa

    February 5, 2018 at 11:41 am

    My kitchen organization drives me bonkers. I feel like I am always changing it around. I think the your cleaning checklist will really help me out!

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! You will find something that works for you! I’ve rearranged my kitchen cabinets a couple of times and change up my cleaning routine often. You’ll get it!

  6. Megan | LoveFamilyHealth

    February 5, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I REALLY need to tackle my kitchen pantry. Like bad. So thank you for this! And lighting a fire under my butt! lol

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 5, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Haha! You are welcome! My pantry can get pretty extreme before I clear it out as well. Good luck!

  7. Keri

    February 5, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I would love to start all over again, but I think I have to wait a bit for that. I can definitely start clearing out right now though!

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 5, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Right! It seems like a constant process. Where does all the stuff come from. I just cleaned out my office for about the 5th time in a year. Thanks Keri!

  8. Wendy Tomlinson

    February 5, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Clear it out is definitely the key for me. I cleared under the kitchen sink yesterday and I couldn’t believe how much stuff I had that I really never use.

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 5, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      I am always amazed at the amount of stuff I hang on to and can get rid of. I’m glad you found time to clear out under your sink. Thanks for reading Wendy!

  9. Nadene

    February 5, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Love a good kitchen clean out! Makes life easier

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 5, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Much easier! Thanks for stopping by Nadene!

  10. Miely

    February 5, 2018 at 8:06 am

    yeah. It’s a nightmare for us. But thanks for sharing hope I can do this over the weekend

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 5, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      I hope you get some time as well. It doesn’t take as long as you think! Or just start with one cabinet at a time. Thanks for reading Miely!

  11. Lucy

    February 5, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Every few months or so I have a good kitchen cleaning out. The catalyst is usually when I can’t find a lid that fits a plastic box. There will be lots of lids, but none that fit. I then know it’s time to have a clear out. Thank you for your really useful tips. Anything to make my life easier 😀

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 5, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      You’re welcome Lucy! I’m having that problem right now. I’ve been thinking about throwing out all of my food containers and buying a new set. They have a great deal on a glass set at Sam’s Club right now. Thanks for reading. 🙂

  12. Olivia

    February 5, 2018 at 7:31 am

    This is super helpful! My kitchen is definitely in need of a little TLC. Great tips!
    Olivia | http://oliviadipede.com

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 5, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks Olivia! Good luck in your kitchen! Your Blog is gorgeous so I’m sure your kitchen can be too!

  13. Leah

    February 5, 2018 at 7:18 am

    I so needed this! I’ve got an overflowing kitchen that needs help. Haha

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 5, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Once you get it done it is so much easier to manage. Plus, it doesn’t take as long to get it organized as you think. Good luck!

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