“Be healthy. Meal prep. Drink water. Organize your items. Be prepared.” These are all things we are constantly being told. Personally, I have found it extremely difficult to do any of those items with a messy kitchen. Messy kitchen, messy mind, messy life. So, what do I do? Declutter the kitchen of course! I don’t want a messy mind or life! Here’s what I do:
- Tackle the task with a positive attitude. (Especially when dealing with the junk drawer!) When cleaning my kitchen, I find that I am often impatient at times. Specifically, when dealing with the major clutter, I have to clear my mind and make sure my thoughts are in the right place. This helps me stay calm and not get distracted.
- Realize it takes time. Organizing the kitchen seems like a small task. However, it is a rather tall task if you want to do it right. I make sure that I allow myself a reasonable amount of time when I set out to organize my kitchen.
- Buy an organizer! Another one of my messy kitchen spaces would be my spice cabinet. After many years, I realized that a spinning organizer was just what I needed! Not only does it give each of my spice a place in the cabinet, but it also makes them all easily accessible when I need them.
- If you forgot you had it, and you aren’t sure when you’d use it…. Throw it out! Part of decluttering is knowing what you don’t need, and getting rid of it. I promise, it is a great tip!
Remember: your kitchen is an important place. The kitchen is a place where we should always know where to find stuff. With a cluttered kitchen… it’s hard to not be hangry!