How to Get Started on Decluttering Your Kitchen

You’ve gotten this far in life and managed to make enough money to buy all the nice things you never had growing up. The microwave, the coffee maker, the comfy chairs – it’s a good feeling. But have you ever stopped to think that there might be just a little too much stuff? It’s time to take a look around your home and get rid of anything that’s holding you down because clutter is a burden no one should have to bear.

         One great place to start with decluttering is your kitchen cabinets. If your cabinet doors are currently stuck shut or if they don’t close properly due to items being stacked on top of each other inside them, everything needs to go. If there was ever a case for “out with the old, in with the new,” this is it.

         Here are a few pointers to help you declutter your kitchen cabinets:

Rationalize all of your possessions and put them into three piles – one for trash, one for donation, and one for keeping. The items that aren’t staying can be sold or given away as soon as possible to make room for those that are.

Make sure everything inside your cabinets is easy to see by removing as many items as possible from barrels and other storage containers. Display what’s left by standing decorative plates upright on their sides so they take up less space. Keep only those items you actually use frequently or have sentimental attachments to near eye level so they don’t get lost in the back.

You may find it helpful to sort each item into categories such as baking supplies, canned goods, or breakfast items before placing them in their new location. Utilize any empty space by installing stackable containers inside cabinets you’d like to make room for more storage.

Empty your pantry and carefully go through every item making sure none of them have expired and throwing out anything that might be able to be composted. Once everything is organized and placed on the counter, put the old boxes and bags of foodstuffs away until garbage day so they don’t get mixed up with your freshly decluttered foodstuff items.

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