A kitchen is a place where you spend most of your time when at home. And that is why it suffers more clutter than any other space in your home. Go look at your countertops or the open shelves. Maybe the lost keyring you were looking for is there because this is what we do. We place everything on the countertops and stuff our cabinets with extra things, hoping to organize it one day. But, then you don’t.
With all this chaos, there comes a day when your kitchen is messy enough to make you feel embarrassed even in front of yourself. What’s the solution then? It is by establishing a proper cleaning system. And that is only possible if you start with little techniques. However, you can also start with small renovations like kitchen cabinet painting, but we will keep to decluttering here. These are some effective kitchen decluttering techniques.
- Divide Your Work Into Time-Lapse
It is natural to feel motivated all at once and start cleaning, thinking of yourself being the most hygienic person on Earth (Huh). But it is impossible to declutter your messy kitchen in one go, until or unless you got superpowers. And there are higher possibilities that you’re a normal human being reading this blog post for help.
Therefore, I advise you to divide your work in time-lapse. So that you won’t lose that boost of motivation and keep working with constant success. So, now it is your choice to declutter your kitchen on the same day with a break or divide it into days.
- Move Junk-By-Junk
Followed by the above step, this step is also about dividing your work. Yeah, because that’s the rule, moving step-by-step, and you’ll win the race. More often, we randomly start picking things and relocating them, from which we soon get tired and leave the task incomplete.
Else, you should move from one cabinet to another and from a counter to the other. This will make you feel accomplished, as you’re setting smaller goals to meet the bigger ones.
- Get Rid Of The Extra Stuff
Get some boxes, a dustbin, and a recycle bin. You’re going to need them in the decluttering. Mostly, your cabinets are just cluttered with the extra spoons, canisters, or electrical appliances that you’re never going to use anyways. Maybe you’re keeping them with the hope of using them one day. But, believe me, you won’t. That extra stuff is only eating up space in your kitchen. If you haven’t used it yet, you’ll probably never.
So, get rid of it. Give that extra plates and mugs in donation; someone needs them more than you. Or if you have some expensive electrical kitchen appliance sitting idle in your kitchen, sell it.
- Relocate Item
After being done with removing the extra stuff, now it’s time to relocate the items. Get yourself a box, and put those things in it that need to be relocated. This will help you save time and energy. Also, you’ll not soon fall out of interest this way. And then, after filling the box, put the things where they belong.