Here are 7 things to get rid of in the kitchen right now. Ready? Set. Go!
Clutter, in general, should get the boot from your kitchen. I’ve organized kitchens of all sizes, including homes of multi-millionaires, and not one of them is big enough! That means any serving tray, random glass, ugly vases, bloated collection of coffee mugs, and unused appliance should be removed if it’s not being used at least every few months. I’m looking at you, InstantPot, slow cooker, and warming tray!
7 Things To Get Rid of in the Kitchen Right Now
Do you really want or need all those “entertaining” dishes and extra glasses from when you were single or newly married? If you aren’t entertaining like that anymore, own up to it and embrace the life you are living right now. Or, you know, have more parties and use those pretty glasses.
Everything sitting on your upper cabinets. If they are dishes, you haven’t used them in forever. If they are decorations, you know how dusty and greasy they get. Start fresh.
Your fifteenth coffee pot. Ok, really, the second-through-fourteenth coffee pot should go, too. Especially if you usually drink tea. 🙂 Keep the fancy one you just bought for Christmas, and maaaaaybe you can talk me into keeping one manual method, just for fun, but the rest should go.
Duplicates of anything. How many tongs does one household need?
And duplicates of duplicates. Thirteen colanders and strainers in one kitchen might be a bit much. You decide.
Novelty coffee cups, including the one that says “live simply.” Like The Grinch said, maybe simplicity doesn’t come from a store, after all.
Any liquor with a layer of dust on it. If it were any good, you’d have drunk it by now. Especially after the year we’ve had.
Extra knives stored like this can be a real pain…literally! They are also a real pain to get rid of safely. I prefer to own just a few good knives, and get them professionally sharpened every couple of years.
Once you’ve selected your favorites, store them properly so they’ll last longer. A magnetic wall strip, a knife block, or an in-drawer knife divider (affiliate link) like this will keep things much safer.
Did that last photo get your ideas flowing? Here’s the 411 on how to find space in your kitchen drawers.
Which of these 7 things to get rid of in the kitchen right now are taking up space at your home?
We’ve got plenty more ideas on how to get started organizing your kitchen. In fact, I have an entire (short) book to walk you through the entire process: Organizing Your Kitchen with SORT and Succeed.