A MINI PRE-CHRISTMAS DECLUTTER
Today I’m sharing the second of my pre-Christmas room declutters and this time I’ll be tackling the kitchen. A clutter-free kitchen means less time tidying and looking for things. It can look cleaner, feel calmer and give you more space for cooking.
With Christmas fast approaching, your home is probably about to fill up with decorations, gifts, festive foods and loved ones. So, before things get into full swing you may wish to remove the clutter to make way for the holiday joy!
DECLUTTERING TIPS FOR YOUR KITCHEN
1. EDIT YOUR CUTLERY AND CROCKERY
Cutlery and crockery seem to multiply so it’s good to have little a purge every now and then. It’s wise to consider how many people you entertain at any given time and use this number as a guide for how many items to keep. If you ever host a large party, you could always borrow a few things from friends.
2. DECLUTTER YOUR POTS, PANS, ROASTING TINS ETC.
Remove duplicates and the things you no longer use. I tend to let go of the things I haven’t needed in over a year. Removing the excess will enable you to locate things with ease.
3. LET GO OF UNUSED KITCHEN APPLIANCES
Collect together your unused gadgets, unwanted gifts and anything else that is gathering dust. These items often take up a lot of space so it’s great to let them go. Things can be sold or donated to charity and it’s always nice to make a few extra pennies before Christmas.
4. REMOVE UNUSED OR OUT OF DATE FOOD
Edit your cupboards, fridge and freezer by removing any out of date foods. You could also let go of anything you don’t eat. Organised food cupboards make cooking so much easier.
5. CLEAR YOUR WORK SURFACES
It’s lovely to clear everything from your work surfaces leaving only the items you regularly use. This might include your kettle, a toaster and a few utensils. Less clutter gives you more space for cooking and preparing food. And with all the excess gone there should be a little more storage for anything that needs hiding away.
There you have it, a quick and easy purge to give you a little extra space for the holidays. For more please visit my five decluttering tips for your living room.
I’m sharing my decluttering tips as part of the #SwiftHomeHacks series run by Swiftcover. #SwiftHomeHacks are affordable ideas to help you create a beautiful home, especially if you’ve just got onto the property ladder. To read tips from making a festive wreath to creating your own bath salts head over to #SwiftHomeHacks.
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This post is in collaboration with Swiftcover.