Learn how to declutter your kitchen with these tips! We are kicking off the 2021 Clear the Clutter Challenge!
Wondering how to declutter your kitchen? The kitchen can be an overwhelming place because it holds so many different tools. Today, we are kicking off our decluttering challenge with the kitchen because it is the hub of the home. When you get this space clutter-free, you will feel motivated to declutter your whole home!
Clear the Clutter Challenge 2021
Today kicks off our fourth annual Clear the Clutter Challenge! I am joining Jaclyn from Coffee, Pancakes, and Dreams in hosting this challenge. We are decluttering our entire home in 8 weeks. We are on Week ONE of the Challenge and we are organizing our kitchens. For all the details of the Clear the Clutter Challenge START HERE!
How to Declutter Your Kitchen
Break your kitchen down into zones.
Instead of trying to tackle your entire kitchen at once, it can be helpful to break it down into zones. For example:
- Under the Sink
Then do one zone a day as you work through decluttering.
Remove everything from the zone you are decluttering.
You must remove everything from the space so you can see what all you have. You may be shocked to see that you have way too many spatulas or little medicine cups.
Sort into keep, donate, and trash piles.
As you go through your items, sort them into these three piles: keep, donate, and trash.
Put everything back and store similar items together.
As you put everything back, store similar items together and near where they will be used. For example, I started putting my silverware by the dishwasher because it makes it so easy to empty the dishwasher.
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Tips for the Different Zones
1. Use storage designed for under the kitchen sink.
I love using this basket system. It stores my cleaning rags and extra hand soap and dish soap.
2. Use lazy susans.
Our pantry is extremely deep. We are using some lazy susans to help corral items together.
3. Keep similar items together in the fridge.
Instead of throwing everything in the fridge, consider using containers that can help keep items together. This will help you see where all of the yogurts are or all of the fruit.
See more helpful kitchen organization tools here!
If you have a smaller kitchen, check out these helpful tips!
How to Join 2021 Clear the Clutter Challenge
1.Sign up for the Clear the Clutter Challenge HERE.
2. Purchase the Ultimate Decluttering Guide. This 42-page Decluttering Guide is a compilation of all of the ideas and checklists from our Decluttering Challenges PLUS new additional resources. You can work at your OWN PACE. The Ultimate Decluttering Guide will help you declutter your home in a simplified way. Order HERE.
3. Follow along on Instagram for daily tips throughout the week!
Looking Ahead to Week 2: The Living Room
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