Decluttering your kitchen may be a tough task, especially when it has been unorganized for a very long time. This task is however very crucial to ensure work in the kitchen continues smoothly.
The kitchen just like any other room in the house needs to be properly maintained and organized. Ignorance, one way or another always costs us in the future but there is no need to worry we have got you covered.
Here we are going to give you the best tips to declutter your kitchen, follow them and watch your kitchen transform.
1. Get rid of appliances you don’t use regularly
Our kitchens are full of items that we seldom use. They usually take up a lot of space and serve little or no purpose at all. These items can include your old stove or oven, the popcorn maker, the mixer and the juicer. These appliances limit our kitchen space given that some are huge in size.
You can donate or even sell some of them to a neighbor or someone that will be able to make use of them on a regular basis. Alternatively, find some other place to store them other than the kitchen and when you need them you can go get them.
2. Proper fridge organization
Your fridge is a very reliable storage source for food, but what you should remember is the fridge is designed to keep your food fresh only for given period. After that the food will lose its nutrients and taste.
You should eliminate leftovers and other food items which are not fresh anymore from the fridge. This will create space for other food items. You should also have a system of food organization in the fridge. Do not just aimlessly arrange food stuffs in the fridge. Categorize them and allocate spaces. Always ensure they are properly stored inside containers to save space in the fridge.
3. Install curtain rods
Having a curtain rod on a specific area in your kitchen can be very beneficial to you. There are items and kitchen utensils that usually use up a lot of space when put inside cabinets. A curtain rod can help solve your problem. With a curtain rod you will be able to hang items such as kitchen aprons, pans, towels and pot holders.
4. Clear countertops
Many kitchen countertops are full of unnecessary items. This makes it very challenging to find the things you require for cooking. Those items need to go. Reduce countertop clutter by storing some of these items in other places like drawers and cabinets.
Even put some on top of your fridge. Your kitchen countertop needs to be presentable so that you are able to find cooking items with ease.
5. Ensure your spices are properly arranged
Proper organization of spices may look like something not worth your time but just wait till they begin to pile up, then it becomes a big problem. It is not uncommon to find empty spice bottles in kitchens and yet they are still on the countertops and cabinets instead of in the trash. Proper organization of these spices will help you spot the empty ones and therefore discard them.
6. Have designated work zones
Decluttering is all about organization. Organize your kitchen according to work zones. Let there be a place for washing the kitchen utensils where all the washing materials are close by, have a cooking area where everything you require for cooking are close by, have a place to store consumable foods and another for non-consumables and finally have a preparation zone where you get to plan before cooking.
These zones will help limit clutter as you will have an easy time getting to the items you require and putting them back where they belong.
An organized person will always get a task done quickly and more appropriately than an unorganized person. Don’t be the latter. The kitchen is a sensitive area in the house and needs to be kept clean and not cluttered. By using the tips provided we believe you will be able to achieve perfection in your kitchen.