Do you know how to declutter a kitchen speedily?
Many people get in the mood to start spring cleaning as soon as the weather begins to break. The kitchen is often the place people like to start. After all, the kitchen is where the family spends a good majority of their time at home. A clean, organized kitchen provides a better atmosphere and also makes the kitchen duties easier to perform.
How to Declutter a Kitchen
Organizing an entire kitchen can be very intimidating. But, if it’s handled in steps, it doesn’t have to be that bad. Keep in mind, too, that it does not have to all be completed in one day. Spread it out over a period of time, like a week, and then it will not seem quite as overwhelming.
Clean Those Countertops Off
One of the biggest problem areas in the kitchen is the counters. The countertops seem to collect anything and everything. Why is that? Well, again, most families tend to spend a lot of time either in the kitchen or passing through it. As they pass through, they are likely to set whatever they are holding down, and more times than not, forget to pick it back up and put it away.
Start by working through the piles of clutter on the counters. Sort the items and put them where they belong. Take note then of what is left on the counters; a toaster, a coffee pot, an electric can opener? Decide at that time what is really crucial to be left out. Do not leave things out that are used rarely. Whatever isn’t used often can be put away in a cabinet or a closet.
When all the clutter is gone, clean the countertops with a glass or hard surface cleaner to bring out the shine in them.
Choose the Easiest Cabinet First
After the counters are clean, it’s time to delve into the hard part; the cabinets. Take a look around and decide which cabinet would be the easiest to clean. Choose the one that is the least cluttered of all. When the decision has been made, take everything completely out of the cabinet and wipe down the shelves with a mild surface cleaner.
Next, it’s time to decide what should go back into the cabinet. It’s important to only put back what is really necessary. If there are items that haven’t been used in a very long time, get rid of them! Organize each cabinet by type of item. Don’t put food in the same cabinet as Pyrex dishes. Don’t put glasses in the same one as Tupperware. Keep like items together.
One Cabinet at a Time is How to Declutter a Kitchen
After the first cabinet is cleaned and organized, it’s time to move on to the next, and the next, and so on. Take it one by one, and in no time, the entire kitchen will be cleaned and de-cluttered. A clean and well-organized kitchen makes kitchen duties easier to perform and much more enjoyable.
How to Declutter a Kitchen – further reading
How to declutter a kitchen is one of the best ways to give your kitchen a budget makoever and only one step on your journey to a decluttered home – you might like to take a look at my article on Are you ready for a declutter challenge?
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