Home Organizing - Declutter and Organize your kitchen
Updated: Jun 20, 2020
One approach to decluttering and organizing your kitchen.
We’ve all seen pictures of beautiful kitchens that make us dream. There are numerous approaches to getting your Zen back in the kitchen, but here is a simple one. Focus on how often you use each item.
Go through your kitchen and rate each cupboard, drawer, or storage area on ease of access. Place a green sticker on those that are easy to get at, yellow on those that are a bit difficult, and red on those that are difficult. Personalize this process. You may hate bending down, or you may be short and hate reaching high. Another factor is whether the cupboards are glass or wood, so consider the 'look'. We won't go into that today, though.
Make sure you have the time to do this, but carefully remove everything from the green sticker areas and then start placing your commonly used items in them. This may seem like common sense, but it is rarely done. If you go through anyone’s easily accessible drawers, you’ll find all manner of strange things that they rarely use, such as oyster forks, skewers, juicers (remember that fitness kick you started way-back?) and the like.
Remember that the best way to make your kitchen look fantastic and be usable is to have as much clean and clear counter space as possible, within reason. Consider usability vs. aesthetics. Home organizing isn’t a religion, so if you have a lovely looking appliance that you don’t use so much, it’s ok to decide to leave it on the countertop. Just remember, that comes at a price when it comes to making your kitchen function.
Follow the process through for each of the yellow and red storage areas in your kitchen. Also, remember you have the option of removing something from kitchen storage and placing it in a box in another storage area. Do you like to make your own bread in winter but never use the bread maker in summer? Do you have a desktop ice maker than doesn’t get used in winter? Consider putting it in a storage box in the attic or garage.
If you have the time or the help of a home organizer, you could remove the contents from every kitchen drawer and cupboard at the beginning of this process. This will make it much easier to declutter and organize your kitchen but beware. You need to make sure you have the time to finish the job. The last thing you want to do is pull everything out and have it scattered all over your house for the next few weeks.
If you have the time or the help of a home organizer, you could remove the contents from every kitchen drawer and cupboard at the beginning of this process. This will make it much easier to declutter and organize your kitchen
This is just one way to approach kitchen clutter and get organized. Don’t forget you can always hire a Houston home organizer who can provide objective advice and work with you to get your kitchen organized.