De-Stress and De-Clutter Your Kitchen!

Your kitchen is likely the hub of your home. Since this is where you and your dear ones gather daily to make and share meals, and do other tasks and activities, it’s natural that a lot of stuff accumulates there.

 From cabinets to drawers to countertops, kitchen clutter can present a big challenge, since even the large size kitchens often lack adequate storage or surface area, plus, somehow, this space tends to be a magnet for all kinds of household items.

Whether or not you plan on remodeling to create more space and make your kitchen more functional – now is the perfect time for spring cleaning, de-cluttering, and organizing your home.

Here’s how to de-stress and de-clutter your kitchen:

  1. Evaluate

Start by looking around to see what is truly needed on your countertops. Next open your drawers, cabinets, and pantry, and consider what’s in there – what do you use daily, and what only occasionally, or hardly ever.

An in depth evaluation of all the items you store in your kitchen is the first step of a true de-cluttering!

  1. Purge

Now that you’ve determined the things you store in your kitchen, it’s time to purge all extra, old or broken, or unused items.

Things accumulate over the years, and almost every kitchen will have stuff that is simply to be donated, or thrown away. So do yourself a favor and say goodbye to all unneeded items.

And don’t be too sentimental about random knick-knacks, multiples of old utensils, plastic containers and dishes.

Also, if, like many other households, you happen to have piles of paper in your kitchen – take a close look at what needs to be kept and what is outdated and to be tossed.

  1. Organize

We all love to see clean and clutter-free countertops in our kitchen, yet, that’s where clutter seems to form the fastest. But, if you don’t have enough storage space in kitchen cabinets and drawers, you won’t be able to easily keep you counters clutter-free.

Help your cabinets by storing items you don’t use often in an area elsewhere in your home, such as basement or garage. Keep things there like the roasting pan you only use during the holidays, and other seasonal items.

Now that you have more room in your cabinets and drawers, store items from the kitchen countertop that you don’t use daily. Organize your pantry better so that you can store more items there, such as your spices on the back of the pantry door or in an over-the-door organizer.

Organize your drawers with step-tiered or rotating trays – you can keep more items that way and access them more easily.

Your countertops will now be ready to feature only small appliances you use every day, such as the coffee maker or toaster, and perhaps a few decorative items, such as candles and a vase with flowers.

If you keep mail and other paperwork in the kitchen, minimize paper clutter by recycling junk mail as soon as you get it, and designate one spot on your countertop for bills, homework and other papers. Manage the mail by using a stackable letter tray with two sections, the top as the inbox for any paper or to-do, to be sorted out every day or two, and the bottom tray for long-term, to-be-filed items.

Utilizing these tips will help keep your counters clutter free and your kitchen organized and functional.

You will love the feel and look of your countertops, and proudly have guests over any time!


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Turn to Home One Services contractors to help you with the best layout and design for your kitchen – so you can enjoy a more efficient, spacious, and stress-free kitchen!

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