Homeownership Tips: How to Declutter Your Kitchen in Four Easy Steps
Monday Mar 02nd, 2020
The kitchen is the heart of the home – a place where people gather, cook meals, entertain and share about their days. It’s also an area that holds many items in such a small space. It’s a hard-working zone that can go from sparkling clean to a major mess in a matter of minutes. If your kitchen is cluttered or unorganized, tidying up each day does become a tiresome chore.
And, it’s understandable – with such constant use, it can feel overwhelming to keep your kitchen looking its best. But with these four quick decluttering tips, you can make calm out of the chaos and save precious time straightening up your kitchen each day.
Take Stock! Go through your fridge, freezer and pantry and discard any food that has expired. If you have non-perishable food items that you won’t use, donate them to your local food bank to free up food storage space in your kitchen. Complete this task once a week before you go grocery shopping to avoid food waste and to take stock of what you already have.
Hide it! If you only use certain small kitchen appliances every now and then, like a mixer, rice cooker or crockpot, find a different home for them off the counter. Not only will you have more space to work, but your countertops will be easier to clean and will look more visually appealing.
Pare down! Look through your dishware, cutlery, glassware and serving dishes and part with any items that are broken, missing pieces or underutilized. Keep only your favourites in easy to access cupboards and drawers to make emptying the dishwasher much faster.
Store it! Create space in your cabinets by storing less-used items in upper cabinets to keep them accessible, but out of the way. This is especially helpful for items that you use seasonally, like holiday or outdoor dishware.
These quick and easy kitchen decluttering tips are great to use any time of the year, but they can also be helpful when getting your home ready to sell. Kitchens are the main selling feature in any home, so you want to be sure that yours looks great, functions well and is organized to attract buyers.
If you are thinking of selling soon, contact me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative, ASA, with Keller Williams Realty Solutions, Brokerage, in Mississauga to schedule a free home evaluation.