Friday, May 15, 2009

Declutter Fridays ~ Kitchen and Pantry

I am not a kitchen gadget user. A good knife has always done fine for most jobs for me. But for some reason, gadgets find their way into my kitchen just like everyone else's. lol! This is the week that I release the gadgets from their dusty tombs in my drawers to someone else's hands that will love them (or at least use them).

With this in mind, my declutter frenzy moves on to the Kitchen.
  1. Dishes, cups, and flatware
  2. Baking dishes and pots (including stored ones)
  3. Mixing bowls, utensils, and gadgets
  4. Cookbooks and kitchen towels/napkins
  5. Small appliances (and large ones if you have them to spare)
  6. Pantry (all out-dated food goes)
  7. Canning supplies and any other stored food prep items are cleaned or gotten rid of.

Every kitchen has a ton of things that are sentimental. For many people, food comes with emotion. And mostly good emotion. For this declutter challenge you may want to bring in a friend to help you be as brutal as you want to be.

2 comments:

Nessa said...

Great tips! I have been meaning to join in on the decluttering festivities but have not had the chance yet! I'll get there because I have my list of things to do and I need to get them done!

What helps me too is if I haven't used it in a year, it gets tossed, donated or sold!

Nessa

Val in the Rose Garden said...

That's a great tip Nessa! I agree. I just went through the kids kitchen stuff (play kitchen that is in our kitchen) and it was a bit painful... but good. Now only the best is there and I think they will actually get more use out of it that way!

Val