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Kitchen Decluttering: 5 Areas You Can Tackle Today

Updated: Sep 20

a neat and clean kitchen pantry

Here are 5 things you can declutter in your kitchen today! If you want to be part of a community of others getting organized, check us out here and would love if you shared before and after pics for motivation! Happy organizing friends!!

  1. Duplicate large utensils. Highly likely that you don’t need three spatulas. Pull all of your large utensils out, remove duplicates or ones that you never use and donate them.

  2. Dish towels. Many kitchens I’ve organized have way more dishtowels than can ever be used. Keep enough on hand that you have a couple for use and couple in the wash. If you keep them in a drawer, file folding them will save space.

  3. Old food. I challenge you to go through your pantry, cabinets and spices and get rid of any expired foods. Bonus: grab any non-expired food that you know you won’t eat and donate it to a food bank.

  4. Food storage containers! I see you 👀 Here’s my favorite method for addressing this pain point. Take out all of your food storage containers. Match the lids to the bottoms. Toss any that are missing parts. Tag each container somehow, I use painters tape. When you use a container, remove the tape. After a month, any left with tape can be donated. Don’t keep items “just in case”.

  5. Water bottles and travel mugs. Do they jump out at you every time you open your cabinet? Reduce them to a reasonable number, my favorite method for storing them is horizontally so you can easily see and access the ones you own. There are special acrylic holders that work well for this. If on a budget, magazine holders work great, I've even used heavy duty, family sized cereal boxes!

Just these 5 small tasks will make a big difference in your day to day. If you have any questions at all, you can ask them here. I would be thrilled if you joined Live Composed group and wanted to share progress pics with us!

Stay well 👋 Azure

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