One of the quickest ways to jump start an organizing project is by decluttering; clearing out anything you no longer use, need or love. And the kitchen is no exception. Here are some common pieces of clutter you can clear out of your kitchen:
Expired food or canned goods you know you'll never use
Extra dishes, plastic cups, souvenir or freebie coffee mugs
Torn or faded dish towels
Plastic containers without a lid or excess plastic containers
Cookbooks that no longer fit your lifestyle or eating habits
Bulky appliances you never use like juicers, bread machines, rice cookers, etc.
The best part is, when you focus on decluttering first, you can make progress in small snippets of time, while waiting for the pasta water to boil or the coffee to brew. Work on your decluttering a little bit at a time, and before you know it, your kitchen will be a clutter-free and wonderful place to be.