● Is it Worth Buying Today: You bought this item a while ago, but to know it’s worth and purpose in your kitchen, ask yourself, if you didn’t have this item and came across it during your shopping, would you buy it then? If the answer is no, it must go! This is an effective step to declutter kitchen cabinets.
● Is its Function Good Enough: You might have some kitchen items that do somehow contribute to your daily routine, but their contribution is insignificant? Having or not having them in your kitchen won’t make a noticeable difference. They, too, will go in the box.
Now that you have asked yourself the right questions and hopefully followed your answers honestly and determinedly, we can get to phase 2. Here are 10 item categories that you can control and limit to effectively declutter the kitchen.
● Spices: Who doesn’t love storing spices in their cupboards even though they only needed it that one time because their cookbook said so. There is a high chance that you have extra spices lying around in your kitchen, some expired and others you will never use again. Get rid of them.
● Dish Towels: It’s time to realize that you can no longer use your year-old dish towels and throw them away. Now, evaluate the usable dishtowels and decide which ones you need to maintain your kitchen and keep everything clean. Put the rest in the box.