This is Week 3 of the Declutter Challenge! Don’t worry if you are just joining us now or didn’t complete Week 1 or 2 as you hoped – jump right in with us here.
Even if you keep your kitchen clean every day, clutter creeps into the kitchen. Whether it is expired food, kitchen tools or even appliances you haven’t used in a year, there are things to let go. You may even find things that don’t belong in the kitchen at all, but at some point came in and got lost in kitchen cupboards and drawers.
Also, I’m just going to come out and ask the hard question right now – how many cupboards of cups and mugs do you really need? These are some things to think about this week.
Imagine using a kitchen that ONLY has the stuff you actually use. Imagine no more rummaging around a whole bunch of junk to find the thing you need. It’s possible! Make it happen this week!
You can do hard things. Keep reminding yourself of what you want your home to be like at the end of this!
- If you have not already done the Recommended Reading – do that now. The articles linked in that post help you keep a mindset prepared to let go of clutter.
- It is not required, but I’ve designed the Declutter Printable Pack to be a fantastic supplemental resource and help you finish this challenge successfully. To make it more valuable, I add details not found on the blog. Thank you to all those who have already purchased their copy!
- Just Joining Us? It may be tempting to start from the beginning, but I think you should start on the current week with the group. Make sure you take the time to do some of the required reading. I also suggest buying the declutter challenge printable because not only will it help you during the challenge, you’ll be able to circle back at the end to the weeks you missed.
Now on to your assignment for the week …
Week #3 – Kitchen & Pantry
Here are the areas to declutter each day to complete the kitchen & pantry. If you do not have a specific pantry area, spend that extra time on your kitchen.
Monday – fridge and freezer
Tuesday – pantry
Wednesday – cabinets
Thursday – drawers
Friday – counters
Saturday – remaining furniture and floor
Sunday – rest for the week ahead
Take the time right now to plan these tasks into your week. Make arrangements and changes to your schedule when necessary. You may have to let go of something to focus on the challenge, but the sacrifice will be worth it in the end!