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Five Simple Decluttering Tips for your Kitchen

12th December 2016

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A calm kitchen

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!

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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.

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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 Remove unused or out of date food

Edit your cupboards, fridge and freezer by removing any out of date foods.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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  • Reply Keri-Anne 12th December 2016 at 10:20 am

    I will be needing these tips this week. First time we are hosting Christmas and i am in desperate need of decluttering. I tried a little on Saturday but i need to spend this week focusing on it and doing tips runs. Looking forward to it all being done though and having a clearer mind afterwards 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th December 2016 at 10:34 am

      Thanks Keri-Anne. Good luck with the declutter and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  • Reply Lazy Daisy Jones 12th December 2016 at 11:50 am

    Love your enamel bits ! We are off to the pub for Christmas dinner this year no cooking, just a walk there and back with the dog xxxxxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th December 2016 at 11:59 am

      Thanks Ashley. That sounds wonderful, have a gorgeous time!

  • Reply Rachael 12th December 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I definitely need to put these tips into action. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

    Rachael xx.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th December 2016 at 8:10 pm

      You’re welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply deardesigners 12th December 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I actually need to do this and you’ve given me the kick-up-the-backside I need. Thanks hun. x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th December 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Haha! You’re welcome!

  • Reply Geraldine 12th December 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I love decluttering. Just did the worktops this weekend. Leading up to Christmas is always that time of year I love to do extra, in time for guests over the holiday period x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th December 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Geraldine! It’s lovely to remove the clutter isn’t it?

  • Reply welovehomebymaxine 12th December 2016 at 10:25 pm

    In my tiny kitchen I have to be so strict with I allow in the space. Even so, I’ve managed to build up clutter on my worktops. Going to get them cleared in the new year – easier to keep clean that way too.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th December 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Same here. My kitchen is fairly small so I need to be disciplined!

  • Reply Hannah in the house 13th December 2016 at 9:27 am

    great tips! I love a good declutter, which I must do for my office soon.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th December 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks Hannah! It’s great to remove the clutter isn’t it? It was lovely to see you on Saturday.

  • Reply Lucy 13th December 2016 at 10:02 am

    Fab tips. I needed a nudge to do this! X

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th December 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks Lucy. I hope you’re having a great week.

  • Reply Rachel 13th December 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I think I need to do the out of date food one – or at least condiments that have been open too long. The top shelf of our fridge is so full it can hardly be used !!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th December 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks Rachel. It all builds up doesn’t it?

  • Reply freshdesignblog 13th December 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Cripes, you’re putting me to shame with all your decluttering! I’m afraid I’m going to have to wait until the new year before I tackle the kitchen.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th December 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Haha – I do love to declutter!

  • Reply Lori 13th December 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I really need to go through all the drawers in our Kitchen! What fab ideas! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th December 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks so much Lori. Good luck with the drawers!

  • Reply Karen Knox 13th December 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I love decluttering. Must do the kitchen cupboards this week!x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th December 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Me too! It’s great to get rid of the unused and unloved stuff isn’t it?

  • Reply fashionforlunch 13th December 2016 at 8:31 pm

    So many amazing tips!!!! I can’t wait to implement them when I finally have a kitche !!!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 14th December 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks Kirsty. I hope you get your kitchen finished soon!

  • Reply kathryn 14th December 2016 at 4:31 pm

    We recently had a kitchen declutter as you know and I was amazed at how much better it all felt. Such a good idea to do this before xmas rather than wait until the new year. x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 15th December 2016 at 11:54 am

      Thanks Kat. I’m all for getting things over and done with! I hope you’re having a lovely week.

  • Reply What Lia Eats 15th December 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I needed to read this today!! Top tips, that I will definitely be putting into action next week in preparation for the big day! You’ve got such lovely kitchenware too 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 15th December 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks so much. I’m pleased you found it helpful!

  • Reply Jo 18th December 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Great minds think alike, I’ve just done a kitchen declutter too!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st December 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Fantastic. I hope it went well!

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