When you’re planning to move, it’s the best time to declutter the kitchen. If you don’t know where to start, follow our kitchen decluttering tips and tricks below to help you get through it stress-free.
Give Yourself Plenty of Time
Decluttering can be a time-consuming process, and it can feel overwhelming if you try and tackle it all at once. To avoid feeling discouraged, break up the process into baby steps and give yourself at least a month to get through it all. By dedicating a few hours each day to it, you’ll have it all done and dusted well before moving day so you can focus on other important tasks.
Focus On the Items You Use the Most
We all have items in the kitchen that take up way too much space and rarely get used. Instead of cluttering drawers and cupboards, think about what you use frequently and what you haven’t touched in the past year or so. Consider donating, selling or discarding anything that hasn’t seen the light of day in a while.
Get Rid of Duplicates
If you have enough dishes, cups and cutlery to accommodate a small army, it might be time to rethink some of those extras. To create an organized, decluttered kitchen that works for you, be realistic about what you need and don’t need. Think about what you only need for your day-to-day life, and maybe a few additional pieces for the holidays. Beyond that, it’s just more clutter.
To keep everything organized as you declutter the kitchen, have three separate bags or boxes on hand for items that you want to keep, discard, recycle or donate. This will avoid any confusion or mess as you go.
Ask a Friend or Family Member for Help
If you have a hard time saying yes or no to items as you dejunk, get a friend or family member to help you. They can help to keep you focused and think practically about what to keep and let go of.
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