Declutter, I love that word but it’s easier said than done that’s for sure! And then it’s the upkeep of it all. So here are a few simple Spring cleaning tips to declutter your kitchen while making the task seem manageable and a little fun.
First, Start off small.
Tackle one cabinet or area like the pantry at a time. If you try to take on too much it can prove unproductive. Muscling through the task can sometimes lead to a less than finished job overall.
So, take your time and spread it out. This way you can focus on one area and make it functional & beautiful.
Second, take everything out.
Sounds scary I know, but if you take everything out you can truly see what you have. And you can clean off the shelving.
With open shelving trending in kitchens keeping this area well-organized is key for your overall kitchen design.
This way you can also find a little space for a few decorative pieces like our glassware collections from http://intentionaldesigns.com/Shop.
Third, create piles.
Keep, Donate, Throw Away.
If your “keep” pile is still too much for the cabinet take half of it and store away. Keep it handy but store it away to see how much you actually use.
And with everything out it’s a good time to decide what kitchen organization pieces would make your everyday life a little easier. Ikea has a broad range of storage & organization items for the kitchen.
My Simple Real Life Truth ~
When I organized my utensil drawers I took everything out. Then I was brutally honest with what I used and what I didn’t use often. So the “didn’t use often” pieces were stored away in the pantry. Slowly I went digging around for certain things but at least 75% of the stuff in the pantry I don’t even use. This way I was able to see what I truly use, what I need to purchase and what I don’t use. Crate & Barrel has some really nice cutlery organizers among other organizers too!
Thanks for stopping in ~ Nancy
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