Decluttering Tips for the Kitchen
First, go through everythingThe first step is to go through everything you have and edit it down as much as possible. More than likely, you’ve accumulated some things you never use and don’t really need. Get rid of excess items, too, to make extra room. For example, you may have seven spatulas, but only need to keep two or three of various sizes. During the decluttering process, create three piles: keep, toss, and sell/donate. Try to avoid creating a “maybe” pile as you’re likely to end up keeping whatever is in it if you don’t make the decision right away. Keep your focus on the space and clutter-free surfaces you’ll be giving yourself with everything you get rid of!
Corral small itemsThere are a lot of small items in the kitchen, such as utensils, measuring devices, and other tools. They can create a lot of clutter very quickly. Clear up some of the space in your drawers and on your surfaces by corralling them in a visually pleasing way, such as by gathering spatulas and spoons in a pretty pot. Not only will they be easy to reach, but they’ll also become part of the décor in a clutter-free way.
Hang itemsAnother great way to clear off your surfaces is to take advantage of vertical space. Hang items on the wall under the cabinets, such as measuring tools, and pots and pans from a rack over the island. You can also hang organizers inside cabinets on the doors if you want to create organizational space without seeing it.
Incorporate an island or cartIf you have the space for it, incorporating a small island or a cart on wheels is a great way to provide extra storage and prep space to your kitchen, which will also help you keep your other surfaces cleared off. You can even use it for entertaining when needed.
Use the space under cabinetsYou can attach baskets and shelves to the underside of your cabinets, which are great for holding small items such as silverware, napkins, spices, cookbooks, and other items and tools.
Take advantage of cornersThere are a lot of great organizational products on the market that fit into corners to optimize the space. They can hold a variety of kitchen supplies and look stylish while doing so. Put away small appliances One of the most effective ways to make a kitchen look less cluttered is to put away most of the small appliances that sit out on the counter, such as a blender, toaster, or coffee maker. Storing these in a nearby cabinet or pantry will give you more counter space and offer a cleaner look.
For more tips on getting organized, check out this post on the easy way to declutter your entire home. >>