Is your kitchen clean? Do you know where everything is? A kitchen is like a sanctuary for many people, but these “spaces” can quickly become cluttered with too many items or a lack of organization.
With the holidays and winter quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to focus on keeping your kitchen clutter free. It is season for home parties and get-togethers. Needless to say, there is a lot of cleaning and rearranging that needs to be done in order to get the house in order, ready for the party. Here are some practical, helpful tips to declutter your kitchen this season.
Do A Drawer (or two) A Day
The kitchen drawer is one of the most hated places to look for dishes because they’re a jumbled mess and it’s hard to find the knives. If you want to get a head start on your kitchen cleaning, start by tackling one of your drawers. Experts recommend doing this weekly if you have enough space to work, which most people do not.
Store Smaller Items
Having empty drawers and cupboards is the best part of my kitchen because it makes cooking and cleaning a breeze. Use decorative boxes to store smaller items and packing empty jars or containers with dry goods to make it easy to get out what you need quickly. Fruit and vegetables are also easy to store in glass jars.
Don’t Be Afraid To Throw
Look for things you no longer use or that don’t fit your needs anymore. It’s important to keep an open mind and not be afraid to get rid of stuff. Sure, some people are attached to their kitchen utensils, but others are looking for a new set. We recommend keeping one metal spatula in each drawer for grabbing things that can’t be found elsewhere in the drawer. If you aren’t using that second spatula, do not even think about keeping it.
Labelling & Storing
Keep a record of all the kitchen items you bought, you can hang receipts, price tags and business cards in your kitchen to remind you where all your kitchen basics are. You can keep them in order and out of sight by storing them in plastic bins and labeled with a sharpie.
Keep It Practical
Celebrating the season, the home needs to be put to use for all the activities that take place in it. Make sure you are prepared and be prepared for home party and get togethers. Locate your supplies in advance. Keep the basics like serving platters, utensils, bottles, cups, cutlery, glasses, bowls, etc at hand for the parties. Plan your purchases in advance to buy a case of wine and if you like to entertain, start planning your menu now.
Make It Seasonal
Go for decors with light colors like silver or gold. Colorful lighting can brighten up a room and give it a festive look. You can put the decorative items in a basket on the dining table. As hosts you have to create a welcoming atmosphere in your home. Make sure your home is spic and span before the guests arrive so that you can enjoy the party.
Pick One Item That Do All the Cooking
Need some kitchen organizing advice? Make a master list of your kitchen essentials and go from there. Pick one essential utensil to do all of the cooking, like a skillet or a skillet-style sauté pan, for example. Make sure that utensil is always where you need it, so it doesn’t end up being lost or dirty.
My biggest advice is to keep things to a minimum, I think the most essential tool you can have is a pot. When I’m cooking for a big party, I can make a whole bunch of food with the minimum amount of pots and pans. And it’s so much easier to clean your house.