To get you inspired to tackle your own kitchen cabinet clutter check out some images sent in by participants of the Declutter missions and 52 Week Organized Home Challenge showing their results, and what they achieved in their homes in just 15 minutes at a time. Photos courtesy of a reader, Kelly. Today I spent 20 minutes to declutter two of my kitchen cabinets, one that contains small kitchen appliances and the other one is full of baby stuff such as baby bottle, pacifiers and drinking goblets.
We no longer need the baby bottles and the pacifiers, my younger son is no longer using them and my brother will soon have his first child, so he will be very pleased to receive all that stuff. The small appliances and kitchen tools I don't use will go to charity. So, here are 2 pictures of what I got rid of. All that in 2 cabinets.
A reader, Sandra, sent in her before and after photos when she tackled one of her kitchen cabinets. She said, "I tossed some things, moved others to a more useful shelf, and put the rest in the giveaway pile. Once you do several 15 minute decluttering sessions you may just be surprised how much space you clear from your kitchen cabinets. Bry from Team Collard shared before and after pictures after accepting this week's challenge.
She says: "I feel like I got loads accomplished this week, and it feels really good to open my drawers and cupboards and find what I'm looking for rather than digging around. Reecea from Fresh Juniper showed off the transformation of her cabinets. She removed a lot of clutter and junk from them which really made a huge difference for her. She explained: "One thing I noticed about getting stuff organized is this: You realize what you have and don't have. For example, I had three full boxes of disposable forks, knives, and spoons. I don't really know the answer.
I have learned that I have double and triple of some things for no apparent reason.
On the other hand, there were things needed that weren't purchased. Getting organized and staying that way will save me money. What we need will be purchased and we won't waste as much money, time, and space buying and storing stuff we don't need. Plus, she got to give a lot of what she considered clutter to someone who would use it. She explained that her daughter had recently moved out on her own.
I hope seeing these pictures from other readers who've taken on this challenge and gotten rid of their own cabinet clutter has inspired you to do the same. When you begin to declutter the feeling you get is contagious, so if you're loving the results you're getting I would encourage you to keep going. I've got a whole series of 15 minute decluttering missions eventually of them!
Just pick and choose the ones you want to do, that will make a big impact in your home. But if you want someone else to tell you the order you can also grab the 15 minute daily decluttering mission calendars and follow along as we all get our homes clutter free together! Click here to add your own comments. Let me help you put the pieces of your home puzzle together. Join over , others and get tips, articles and organizing challenges sent directly to your inbox to help you get your house in order.
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Here are 10 expert tips for getting your space in order before the celebrations get under way. Picture: nicolefranzen. For a clear counter, get rid of any clunky and barely used gadgets taking up unnecessary space. Try not to accumulate so many of said gadgets in the first instance. Use ingredients up before getting more, so embrace those neglected lentils festering in the cupboard by looking up some soup or dahl recipes to make a meal out of them.
Keeping everything clearly labelled in tupperware boxes can help you keep track of what you have. Picture: The Home Edit. The key to organisation is stocking like for like together and in a logical fashion. Keep baking products or ingredients for dishes you regularly cook in the same place. Our decorating styles, and cooking styles, change over time.
The answer is yes. Yes, you are. Do what you can to corral the items you need for various other activities in the kitchen.
She lives in a modest apartment with No furniture. Plan to use up any partially used cleaning products before buying more. Clear space on the counters to set out items. This makes for easy storage and convenience when cleaning, as you can take the bucket around with you from the stove to the fridge and everywhere in between. Related Posts. See why , people subscribe to our newsletter. The things that you might want to consider saying goodbye to?
Decluttering will give you more room in your kitchen cabinets. When possible, move items that are not used daily off the countertops and into cabinets. Clear, organized countertops will transform the way your kitchen looks and feels. If you have space in your kitchen you could build a kitchen island like the one found here. This will help give you a little extra storage space. Downsize Your Cleaning Products. You probably have more cleaners than you need.
Sort through them all and only keep what you use most which is likely only two or three products. Consider using natural cleaning products like baking soda, vinegar, and lemon to simplify even further. Hang Items Under the Sink. Use a spring-loaded curtain rod to hang up spray bottles under the kitchen sink. The handles fit perfectly over the rod. This will free up space under your sink for other items you want to keep on hand. You can also hang a large coffee cup from the rod to store extra sponges; just put the rod through the handle.
Pare Down on Party Supplies. Hang Up Cooking Utensils. Use 3M adhesive hooks to hang up cooking utensils on the insides of cabinets. Hang Up Backpacks. This will keep the bags off the floor and make it easy for your kids to access books and assignments when they do homework. Final Word Like most families, my family spends the majority of our time in the kitchen. Heather Levin Heather Levin is a writer with over 15 years experience covering personal finance, natural health, parenting, and green living.
She lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband and two young sons, where they're often wandering on frequent picnics to find feathers and wildflowers.
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Take the 30 minute Kitchen Decluttering Challenge and find out what 20 + things to declutter As you are evaluating your items, keep these questions in mind. If you're like most people, you spend the majority of your time at home in the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it's where everyone gathers to talk.
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