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The kitchen is the most abused room in my house. There are countless groceries going in, trash and recycling going out. Cabinets and drawers are under a constant rotation of stuff. Counters and appliances get dirty daily with use. The spaces we don’t touch and use regularly get way grosser than places ignored in other areas of the home … like, run your finger on the top of your vent-hood if you dare. Seriously, the kitchen can become a mess if we don’t keep up with it regularly!
The next two weeks are your chance to take control of this room before the chaos of the holidays! Make room in your pantry and cabinets for your holiday items so this year you won’t have to have them stacked on the counter. Can you just imagine that?!
You may already be full of inspiration, but just in case you need ideas, here’s a few ideas. In no particular order …
Ideas for Organizing the Kitchen:
- Add baskets to the pantry
- Label baskets and containers
- Organize a spice drawer
- Organize vitamins and medicines
- Clean out drawers
- Clean out upper or lower cabinets
- Clear off counters
- Add extra shelves to cabinets
- Add cabinet organizing accessories like drawers
- Clean out the fridge
- Dust the cabinets, top of fridge, and all the nooks and crannies
- Clean the oven
- Wipe down cabinet fronts
- Mop and clean grout
- Clean the dishwasher
- Take out art and decorations that you don’t love anymore
- Make the stovetop shine
- Declutter the kitchen
- Declutter the pantry
- Clear out and create empty space to allow for seasonal items to come in
Now choose what you’ll do!
Don’t try to do it all. Make a list of the most meaningful things you can do in the kitchen. Go ahead and cross off the things that aren’t possible to do right now, like things that are out of your budget or things that just don’t work out timing-wise.
Now, choose 1-3 things that are left that will make the biggest difference. (Only do more than 3 if you’re list has some quick and easy things!) Start with the most important thing in case you only get 1 thing done.
And as always, please tell me in the comments what you plan to do in your kitchen. I love cheering you on!