The kitchen is one of the spaces in the house that is a powerful clutter-magnet. If you have a large family, this is just simply unavoidable as the number of dishes to wash pile up and the pantry needs to be stocked up all the time.
However, this problem can easily be addressed by doing some regular organizational spot-checks and stripping down your kitchen to the essentials. Here are 8 tips to keep your kitchen clutter-free:
1. Test And Evaluate Your Kitchen Appliances
When deciding which kitchen thing-a-ma-bobs to toss or keep, remember that a knife can do the same work as specialized fruit slicers, and that a spoon can mix cake batter like a standing mixer (albeit, only slower.)
Also test out your kitchen gadgets and see which ones are working well and those that don’t, and then have them repaired or set them up for donation.
2. Downsize Tableware
To keep your kitchen from feeling cluttered, only keep as many plates, glasses, cups, bowls, and utensils as can be used at one time. Collecting tableware may be a fun investment but it will take up lots of cupboard space over the years.
3. Buy Versatile Pots and Pans
When in doubt, buy a bigger pot or pan. They do the same jobs that medium and small-sized pots and pans can do and will save you from buying the entire set and taking up more cabinet space.
4. Limit Bulky Items
If you have a large and spacious kitchen, then you can probably splurge for a few decorative pieces. For those who have limited counter space, you need to limit bulky items and swap them for more practical ones. Scour Pinterest for space-saving kitchen décor ideas that won’t hog your much needed counter space.
5. Eliminate Duplicates
Your kitchenware should not have doppelgangers. Get rid of either one to free up more room.
6. Know Your Culinary Strengths
Evaluate what you really need in a kitchen that suits your cooking style.
7. Purchase Multipurpose Products
If one kitchen gadget can do the job of two others, then you don’t need the other two. A whisk has the same function as a hand-mixer. And oven-and fridge-safe cooking dishes will help you do away with using too many plastic containers.
8. Stay Up To Date With Your Kitchen
Watch your cupboards to see if some items are nearing or have gone past their expiry dates. Regularly check the back of your kitchen drawers to see if some extra knives or spatulas have snuck in unnoticed.
Read the full article by The Spruce here for more tips on decluttering your kitchen.
How do you keep your kitchen clutter-free? Let us know in the comments below!