The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, so it’s no surprise that it can also be one of the most cluttered. If your kitchen is starting to feel a bit cramped or cluttered, here are five things to get rid of in your kitchen today.
I love a neat and tidy kitchen because visual clutter increases my mental stress. But let’s face it, the kitchen can collect a whole lot of clutter! In fact, I’m willing to bet there are at least a few things in your kitchen right now that you can’t even remember why you have in the first place!
If your house is anything like mine, your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you cook, where you eat, and where your family gathers. But it can also be a place where clutter seems to accumulate.
If your kitchen counters are cluttered, it can be tough to find the space to prepare a meal or sit down for a family dinner. Having space in your cabinets and drawers for what you actually use and what you really need goes a long way toward keeping your kitchen counters clear.
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5 Things to Get Rid of in Your Kitchen Today
Decluttering items that no longer serve you in the kitchen will make it easier to find what you need and make the most of your space.
Here are five things to get rid of in your kitchen today:
#1 Expired food
Take a look in your pantry, fridge, and freezer and get rid of any food that has expired. Not only is this food no longer good to eat, but it can also take up valuable space in your kitchen. If you have trouble remembering when food expires, set a reminder on your phone or computer so that you can keep your kitchen stocked with fresh food.
#2 Dishes you do not use.
We all have those dishes that we never use but hold onto just in case. Get rid of them! If you haven’t used a dish in 6 months (or more), chances are you never will. Donate these dishes to a local charity or thrift store so that someone else can put them to good use.
#3 Appliances you never use.
You know the ones I’m talking about—the bread maker that you used once and then shoved into the back of a cabinet, the juicer that took up counter space for months before you finally admitted that you’re never going to use it. A pasta maker that you’ve only used once? Or a bread maker that’s been sitting in the back of a cabinet for years?
Get rid of these appliances! They’re taking up valuable space in your kitchen (and making it look cluttered). If you’re not using them, chances are someone else could put them to good use. Donate them to a local thrift store or sell them on Facebook Marketplace.
#4 Ditch the Tupperware that’s past its prime.
We’ve all been there—you open up your cupboard and are greeted by a sea of mismatched lids and bowls, most of which don’t even have a matching partner anymore. It’s time to say goodbye to those old pieces of Tupperware and invest in some new, matching sets. Not only will it make finding what you need quicker and easier, but it will also free up some much-needed space in your cupboards. Plus, new Tupperware is always so satisfying to use!
#5 Gadgets you never use.
You know what I’m talking about—the garlic peeler that looked like it would be so useful but is actually really difficult to use, the avocado slicer that just makes a mess, the mini pie maker that seemed like a good idea at the time but has been sitting in a box in the back of your cupboard for months (or years!). If you have any gadgets taking up space in your kitchen that you never use, get rid of them! You’ll be better off without them.
Did you know? Real Tupperware is available at Target.
I still remember my mom’s Tupperware pieces from the 80s and 90s! Until just a few months ago you could only buy Tupperware directly from the company, but now you can pick up the iconic products at Target. Target is offering a unique selection of Tupperware at great prices! You can shop their Tupperware collection with 35+ options ranging from just under $10 to less than $80.
Here are some of my favorites:
- Tupperware Heritage Get it All Set 30pc Set
- Tupperware Date Store & Freeze – 3C Freezer Container
- Tupperware Freeze Heat & Serve 6.25C Round
A decluttered kitchen can be a peaceful and welcoming place—a place where you enjoy spending time cooking and eating with family and friends. By getting rid of expired food, dishes that you never use, and appliances that you never use, you can create more space in your kitchen and make it a place where people enjoy gathering. Give it a try today!