Decluttering your kitchen can free up a lot of space and help you to be more efficient when cooking. Having a great looking, clutter free kitchen is important for getting top dollar when selling your home. A good declutter every six months can keep things looking great.
The best place to begin is cleaning out junk drawers. Many times random things with no place are thrown into drawers nd forgotten about. Eventually, more and more stuff gets added to the drawer until eventually you just have a drawer full of junk. Clear out these drawers, put the stuff you keep where it belongs and throw out or donate the rest.
The next place to go is to the garage. This is where many things can accumulate over time. It is best to separate things into 3 piles to get things organized and under control. The three piles are SELL, DONATE and TRASH.
How do I know what to do with my stuff?
Only keep on the counter what is used on a daily basis. Everything else needs to be hidden away in drawers or cabinets. Coffeemakers are good to leave out, but a toaster should be put away. Remove anything that is on top of the fridge or on top of cabinets.
When attempting to declutter your kitchen, you should look at it as doing a little bit every day. This will keep the momentum going and keep you from getting overwhelmed. When planning your kitchen declutter focus on the most used areas first and then work your way to everything else. This will give you noticeable, visible progress to keep you feeling rewarded for your efforts.
Store things as they are used
Seldom-used appliances and gadgets can go in the back of cupboards while those items you use more frequently can go in the front. Anything used annually, such as a turkey roasting pan, should be placed in the back of cabinets.
Be efficient with storage space
It is important to have some real estate in the pantry of your home. Buyers will want to see the pantry as having adequate space and a decent amount of room for their stuff. Keep the pantry sparsely populated with only the necessary stuff in an organized manner. Keep the bulk purchases out in the garage where they are out of sight.
Place items you rarely use toward the back of the pantry shelves, this will allow easy access to food items you use daily.
Package your like items together, such as sandwich bags, foil, and plastic wrap, then chips, pretzels and other snacks and a then for pet items.
Other purchases and home improvements may help to create space where there isn’t any. Install a key holder in the pantry, install a ring to hold mugs on the wall, install corner shelved to place stuff on, hang your paper towel holder and use a slide out cutting board.