Thank you for joining me today. I would like to share some quick tips with you on how to declutter and maintain organization in your kitchen while living a busy lifestyle.
Kitchen Organization 101
First and foremost it is important to identify the needs and wants for your space. Here are just a few examples:
Once you have identified your wants and needs for the space, you will begin to create and design your ideal organizational system that works best for your space. When you are creating your organizational system it is best to cover at least 85% of the “Needs” you have for the space. What I mean by this is making sure that you take into account the needs that will create a more functional and ease of flow for your daily routine. You also want to think about your ideal layout for the space. What layout is going to work for each member of the home.
The next step is to begin removing any items that do not belong in the kitchen now or moving forward. This will kick start the decluttering process. Once you have begun the decluttering process you will take one section at a time and sort the items into 3 separate sections: KEEP, DONATE, DISCARD. Items that remain in the keep pile are the items that are frequently used and serve an important purpose. Items that land in the donate pile are those that are no longer needed or have a use for that are still in excellent shape. The discard pile is for those items that are broken or in bad shape that are no longer being used.
A functional layout is very important when reorganizing. If the space is not functional for your every day needs then all the hard work of decluttering will feel like a waste of time. When creating the layout you want to keep in mind the wants and needs that we discussed earlier. This will help you to prevent any unnecessary work or delay’s to your completion deadline. When organizing the layout you want to make sure you design it so that like items are with like items. For example you want to have storage next to your stove to be able to store your pots and pans keeping them easily accessible. Another example is to make sure that your glassware is easily accessible from the refrigerator as well as the sink. You want to make sure that any small appliances on the counter tops are located near an outlet without causing an obstruction in the flow of the kitchen. Having nice clean sight lines helps relieve stress about
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