How to Have a Clutter-Free Kitchen
If you are looking for a way on how to have a clutter-free kitchen I am going to give you my very best tips and hacks that will help. Try them all and see if it helps with your kitchen organization.
It’s a room that gets used a lot.
Every day, actually.
No matter what stage of life you are in, young babies, growing teenagers, or even an empty nester, it is safe to bet that your kitchen sees a lot of action.
In our home, the kitchen is the heart. The central room where everyone loves to be. It’s the room we eat in and catch up with our kids when they come home to visit. We laugh in this room and make plans for our home in this room. It’s where we enjoy a morning cup of coffee (or 3), and the last room to have the lights turned off before heading to bed.
I am sure you can probably relate. Even though this room has the specific intention of cooking and eating food it can wear so many other hats as well.
When you have such a variety of activities happening in one room it can be tricky to keep it neat and put away.
That is why finding a few tips that others are using with success may be the help you need to get your kitchen under control, clutter-free, and organized.
How to Have a Clutter-Free Kitchen
When you are working in a room this size it is best to break things down into sections. The main areas where clutter tends to accumulate.
In the kitchen this is:
- The counters
- The kitchen table
- The floor
Let’s look at each of these areas one by one.
How to Keep Clutter Off of the Kitchen Countertops
The kitchen counters can be a catch-all for food, cooking utensils, papers, bags from teh store, and a random collection of items that need to be put away. To help keep the counters clear, create a designated spot for these items.
You can use a basket or tray to toss these items into until you have the time to put them all away. This will help to keep the counters clear and will prevent you from having to search for things when you need them. The biggest frustration in a cluttered home.
Another great way to keep the kitchen countertops clutter-free is to use them for their intended purpose – preparing food! When you have a designated spot for your food preparation, it will help to remind everyone that this is a space for cooking and not for storing things.
You can do this by keeping a cutting board out at all times. This will give you a designated spot for your food preparation and will help to keep the counters clear.
How to Keep Clutter Off of the Kitchen Table
The kitchen table is often the catch-all for mail, bills, keys, and other items that need to be put away. To help keep the surface of your table clear, create a designated spot for these items in a different area.
A few ideas are:
- A basket to hold mail.
- A wall organizer to hold keys
- A weekly planning basket to toss bills
Having these areas set up with large labels will help to keep the table clear and will prevent you from having to search for things when you need them.
Another great way to keep the kitchen table clutter-free is to use it for its intended purpose – eating! When you have meals at the table, it will help to remind everyone that this is a space for gathering and eating together.
A fresh vase of flowers will help to designate this space and make it more welcoming for family meals.
How to Clutter Off of the Kitchen Floor
The kitchen floor is another area that can quickly become cluttered if we are not careful. Items like shoes, toys, bookbags, cases of water, and other items are often seen stacked up in corners. To help keep the floor clear, create a designated spot for these items.
You can use a basket or bin to hold things that belong in another room. Toss those items in as you come accross them and at the end of each day walk your home to put these things where they belong.
This one tip will help to keep the floor clear and will prevent you from having to search for things when you need them.
Another great way to keep the kitchen floor clutter-free is to use it for its intended purpose – walking! When you have a designated spot for shoes and other items, it will help to remind everyone that this is not a place to store things.
Finally, I like to keep out a donation basket in my kitchen at all times. This is my reminder to always be on the lookout for items I can get rid up so I can keep paring back on the things I have in my kitchen.
Before you get busy with these ideas let’s go over a few organizing options that will help you to keep the clutter gone for good.
Organizing Solutions for a Clutter-Free Kitchen
One of the best ways to keep your kitchen organized is to use storage containers and organization trays. This will help to keep the counters clear and will make it easier to find what you need when you’re cooking.
Another great way to keep your kitchen organized is to put things away as soon as you’re done using them. This will help to prevent build-up and will keep the counters looking neat and tidy.
Finally, one of the best ways to keep your kitchen organized is to remember what this room is for. Cooking food and enjoying it as a family. Each time you walk into this room and you see things lying out that do not belong there, toss them into the container you have set into place for these things. This one habit will help you to streamline your kitchen and keep it put away more easily.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your kitchen clutter-free and organized. By having a designated place for everything, you can prevent build-up and make it easy to find what you need when you need it. By using your kitchen for its intended purpose, you can keep the space clutter-free and organized. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!
Now that you know how to have a clutter-free kitchen, put these tips into action and enjoy the benefits of an organized space.