How to Declutter Your Kitchen – In 2 Easy Steps

Household / Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

The kitchen should be a relaxing haven, but the reality is it’s easy to let clutter build up. Keeping it consistently clean and tidy can be a time consuming and often difficult task.

Clutter can build up quickly; leaving the room looking messy and disorganized.  Keep reading to learn how to declutter your kitchen in two simple steps.

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How to Declutter Your Kitchen

how to declutter your kitchen

Step 1: Remove Unnecessary Clutter

The first step to organizing your kitchen is to remove unnecessary clutter. Start with one area at a time. Trying to declutter the entire kitchen can quickly become overwhelming.

So, to make it easier, start by sorting out just one area at a time. You could start with the cabinets, drawers or even the refrigerator.

Splitting it down into more manageable tasks can actually help you get it done quicker. You won’t find it as overwhelming and you’ll feel great as you tick off different tasks along the way.

You could even spread it out over a few days to make it easier – it doesn’t have to be done all at the same time.

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Step 2: Organize Your Kitchen

It’s really useful to organize items in terms of how frequently they’re used. The things you use on a daily basis, such as cooking utensils, for example, should be easy to reach.

Store plates and cutlery that you use regularly on lower shelves in a cabinet, moving special occasion dining ware to an upper shelf.

You’ll also find it easier to group similar items together. Set storage areas for specific purposes, such as all bakeware is kept in one area and pots and pans are kept in another.

Speaking of pots and pans, be sure to keep them as close to the stove as you can. You can try hanging them from the roof or on the wall by the stove.

Best Kitchen Organization Ideas

Make use of wall space

This tip is for those who have a pretty small kitchen area. When there’s little storage space available, clutter can seem unavoidable.

However, you can free up a lot of counter and cabinet space by hanging various items on the walls.

Kitchen organization Ideas - Use Walls for Hanging Mugs
Source: Buzzfeed

Aprons, pans, and cooking utensils can all be hung onto the wall. You could even find shelving which incorporates hooks into its design.

With these, you can easily store cooking books, pictures, aprons, and dish towels away from the counters.

A quick safety tip here – If you are planning on hanging aprons and dish towels onto the wall, make sure they’re at least a couple of feet away from the stove!

kitchen organization ideas wall hanger Smart School House
Organizing the Kitchen with an Outdoor Wall Planter – by Smart School House

Keep essential utensils in a drawer

The simplest idea is to place all of your daily utensils into a drawer. You can easily pick up cutlery and utensil dividers which can help to keep them nice and neat in the drawer.

Having them hidden away and off the countertop will really help to make the kitchen appear tidier. Remember to just store the essential utensils in the drawer as otherwise, you’ll still need to spend ages rummaging through trying to find what you need.

Kitchen Organization Ideas - Kitchen Drawer Organizer by The Pinning Mama
Kitchen Drawer Organizer – by The Pinning Mama

Keep non-essential utensils in a container

Plastic containers can be a fantastic, affordable storage solution. You can use different containers to store specific groups of utensils together.

These containers can then either be kept in a separate drawer or cabinet or on the countertop if there’s no other room available.

Kitchen Organization Ideas - Store Utensils in Mason Jars
Mason Jars to Organize Kitchen Utensils – HomeTalk

Use a Corkboard

If you’re looking for a more unique storage solution, why not invest in a large corkboard? This could be hung inside of a cabinet door, above the stove, or on a nearby wall, with hooks used to hold the utensils and other items.

Kitchen Organization Ideas Use a Cork Board
Corkboard for Utensils – by Cute DIY Projects

An additional benefit of this storage solution is it can be used to create a feature wall. So, it doesn’t just act as a storage area – it also adds style to the kitchen too.

Kitchen Organization Ideas - Kitchen Wall Storage by ARCHITECTUREIN
Cooking Wall Storage – by ARCHITECTUREIN

As you can see, there’s plenty of ways you can keep your utensils and cookware organized.

Try Creative Solutions

There are many super creative ways to organize your kitchen.  Check out a few of my favorite creative kitchen organization ideas.

Kitchen Organizarion Ideas - Coffee Creamer Containers
Coffee Creamer Containers – by Frug Elegance
Kitchen Organization Ideas - DIY Oil & Vinegar Shelf by Over The Moon
DIY Oil & Vinegar Shelf – by Over The Moon
Kitchen Organization Ideas - Transform a Coat Closet into a Pantry by Cute DIY Projects
Transform a Coat Closet into a Pantry – Cute DIY Projects

Declutter… Organize… Enjoy!

These are just some of the top home organization tips for the kitchen. Once you’ve made a start and followed the tips above, your kitchen is guaranteed to look a lot less cluttered and a lot more organized. 

You’ll enjoy cooking and creating in your beautiful new space.

Leave a comment and share some of your favorite kitchen organization ideas.  We’d love to hear your tips on how you keep your kitchen decluttered and organized.

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18 Replies to “How to Declutter Your Kitchen – In 2 Easy Steps”

  1. We recently had to move apartments and my kitchen is so much smaller – I’m still getting used to the lack of space 🙁
    But I have to say that this post of yours has really lifted my spirits! I need to use my wall space (love the baskets you have up!) and think the cork board would definitely work too! Shall try these out – thank you!

    1. Hey Sara, glad this post helped. There are some really creative ideas out there for maximizing your space in a small kitchen. I recommend going to Pinterest and doing a search.

  2. OOOH this gets me so excited to get into my Pantry and clean it up! Ive been dying to put those containers in for a while!

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