Having a decluttered and clean kitchen truly makes a huge difference in both aesthetics and productivity. This is especially true during the festive seasons which can bring all kinds of mess into your kitchen. Many of our kitchen surfaces will be jam-packed with kitchen appliances, mugs, kitchenware, and more. However, it doesn’t always have to be this way. You just need a bit of time and careful planning to declutter your kitchen and make it feel like new again. Here are a few tips to help you get started with decluttering your kitchen.
Place Food Where You Can See Them
A great tip that we recommend is to place food where you can see them. Have you ever been to the store and purchased an item, but then came home to realise that you already have the same item, but it was just hidden in the cupboard? If you arrange your foods more carefully, you will be able to see what food you have at all times and you will know when something is close to running out. Not only will this save you time in finding the right food item, but it can help you monitor if food runs out or if it goes bad.
By simply re-arranging how you place your food in your cupboards can go a long way when decluttering. You may even find food items that you don’t need and can either be used up, given away, or even donated. This ensures that the unwanted food is not gone to waste and you are also left with a less crowded cupboard. In addition to this, try getting a basket for the spices or group together some food. This is so you will be aware and you will have a more organised kitchen.
Multi-task with Kitchenware
If your kitchen is full of kitchenware, such as pots and pans, then you may want to consider using the same item for multiple purposes, rather than one item for an individual purpose. Although this will differ depending on how intricate your cooking style is, the less pottery and pans you own, the more freed up your kitchen will be.
For example, you may own a small pot that looks pretty, but the truth is, your medium-sized pot can do everything that the small pot could do. This applies to frying pans and fruit bowls as well. Fruit bowls can even work as a mixing bowl or a salad bowl if needed.
Essentially, by reducing the number of equipment you have in the kitchen, it can lead to less clutter and a more productive environment to work in.
Similar to our tip above, you may also want to invest in kitchenware that offers multiple functionalities. These could be hand-whisks that can also be used as a hand-mixer or it could be a strainer board which can be used as a strainer or a chopping board. It’s really efficient to get products that are able to offer multiple functionalities as that would reduce the number of tools you need in the kitchen.
These are just a few of our kitchen decluttering tips and there are plenty more ways that you can declutter your kitchen.
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