Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Free of Clutter With These Easy Organization Hacks
A clean, organized kitchen is my love language. I like my cabinets to be organized and counters clear of clutter, mess, and bulky appliances. I take a minimalistic approach when it comes to organizing my home, including the kitchen.
Clearing the clutter will make you feel happier and recharge your life. –Readers Digest
The kitchen is generally the anchor of your home. Everyone notices the kitchen. I love the look of a clean slate, when everything is easy to find and tucked away in it’s designated space.
I do not love spending a fortune on organizational supplies, because I find my families needs are always changing as my kids get older. Lucky for you, with my methods you don’t need to!
Before You Begin Organizing…
Before you begin organizing, you need to do this extremely important step…
Clean and Purge
I always clean an area before I begin organizing. You might find an entire section of your cabinet is full of expired food, spices, mixes, etc… Throw that crap out. You don’t need it.
You also don’t need a million plastic Tupperware containers that are missing their lids. I promise you don’t need them. If you are telling yourself they are great for kid’s projects…then put them with your kid’s arts and crafts supplies-something I did for a while… If you are not going to use them for food-related purposes, they shouldn’t be in the kitchen.
Keep Counters Clear of Clutter
I honestly wish I could remove everything from our countertops, but unfortunately, it isn’t practical for our family. If I ever remodel our kitchen I would have drawers and cabinets with electrical units so everything can be tucked away. Oh, dreams and fantasies…
Remove What You Do Not Want To be Stored on your Countertop
Do you have an air fryer out on the counter taking up space? How often do you use it? Every day? Twice a week? Is the counter the best place for this appliance?
I know sometimes kitchen storage is limited, causing your counter to become a storage place, but if you have an alternative I highly encourage you to use it. Please keep in mind, I was able to achieve a minimalistic kitchen in both my small condo kitchen and my current, larger kitchen. It can be done!! Cleaning and organizing your kitchen space will give you the ability to have an organized clutter free, minimalistic kitchen. I promise. =)
We currently have 3 things on our counters; Hopsy beer on draft, a toaster, and an espresso machine. I wish all of these were tucked away in a drawer but it’s unrealistic and I just have to deal, ha. We use our espresso machine and toaster practically every day. The Hopsy beer doesn’t fit anywhere else, but I have it tucked away next to the fridge.
Match Tupperware Lids to Containers
I have been doing this for years. Every piece of tupperware I own has a lid. Everything else got tossed. I store the containers on top of their lids. There are a lot of tupperware storage systems out there that are great, but this way is free.
Group Appliances Together
I have my two crockpots and Instant pot in the same cabinet. Pots and pans in another. You get the idea here.
How Many Pots and Pans do you Really Need
I don’t like to cook, so I don’t have a lot of fancy kitchen gear, BUT I do have a lot of extra space for it if I ever become a great cook.
Ask yourself if you really need all the kitchen tools you really have. Create a space for things you don’t use often. Once you use them, move them to their assigned area for frequent use. This is a great way to be able to evaluate what is actually being used.
Do you have an InstantPot? I am assuming you do because everyone does. Did you know it works as a slow cooker? If you are limited for space; consider only keeping multi-use items.
Kitchen Organization Doesn’t Need to Be Difficult
Having a clean and organized kitchen isn’t difficult, it’s quite the opposite! The thought of having to go through everything can be daunting, but once you do it, things will be so much easier to maintain! My house isn’t always clean and in order, however by having systems in place, I am able to clean any space in minutes! The real challenge is being honest with yourself when it comes to actual use, priority, and need. Give yourself tough love and throw that crap out! Or donate/sell. 😉
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