Remove the Clutter from Your Kitchen

It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. All the traffic the kitchen attracts inevitably leads to clutter. Setting aside some time to purge unused, broken, or worn out items can be just the transformation the heart of your home could use.

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Thinking about decluttering your entire kitchen can seem overwhelming. To make things easier, take it one section at a time instead of tackling the entire kitchen in one sitting. Make a checklist of each section – pantry, fridge/freezer, utensils, pots and pans, bakeware, etc. – that you can mark off as you work your way through your kitchen. Staying organized is key and will help keep you motivated to complete the task.

Pay Special Attention to These Items throughout Your Kitchen Declutter Process.

  • Expired Food – When working through the various sections of your kitchen, be sure to check the expiration dates on food items and throw away anything that is past its expiration date. Don’t forget about items in your fridge and freezer when purging expired food. 
  • Broken Utensils, Pots, Pans, and Small Appliances – Well-loved items rust, scratch, or break over time. Now is the perfect time to clear up space in your kitchen by removing those items. Set aside items that are in good condition but unused by your household to donate or sell.
  • Old Coupons/Take-Out Menus – Take-out menus and restaurant coupons can accumulate quickly. Disposing of expired restaurant coupons and take-out menus from restaurants your family doesn’t frequent makes a take-out dinner decision fast and simple. 
  • Cleaning Products – Get rid of empty bottles or products that didn’t work for your kitchen’s needs. Only keeping cleaning products that are used on a daily or weekly basis will help clear up space so you can quickly find the items you use most often.
  • Tupperware/Food Storage Items – Take inventory of your food storage items and toss the ones that are stained or worn out. Replacing Tupperware and food storage items is inexpensive and an easy way to spruce up some everyday items.
  • Unwanted/Non-perishable Food Items – It is easy to get into purge mode when packing for a move, but taking a moment to set aside unwanted and non-perishable food items can make all the difference for a family in need. A-One partners with Move For Hunger to help donate unwanted food items to food pantries in our community. Check out all the details here to see how you can make a difference!

Decluttering your kitchen can seem daunting, but creating a checklist, breaking down the room into sections, and paying attention to particular items will help you get the heart of your home cleaner, more organized!