We’re officially kicking of the Clear the Clutter Challenge and I could not be more excited! Our very first space is pantry and kitchen organization. Personally my kitchen desperately needed some clearing out. Tackling this space first was a huge relief for me.
Next week we’ll be featuring our favorites from the link up and our Facebook group! If you’re not already a part of our Facebook group please click here to join! We share tips for organizing, behind the scenes, and it’s a place to ask questions and join in on a community!
A few tips on pantry and kitchen organization:
- Remove all the items from your cabinets and pantry! It helps for you to see everything you own at one time.
- Get rid of what you don’t use! It isn’t enough to just organize, but you need to actually remove the items that aren’t beneficial to you. Clearing the clutter to make more space will help you to organize what you do use.
- Sell the items you get rid of. If you have the time and energy to list some of your unused items on your local Buy, Sell, Trade its a great way to make a little extra cash. I personally just donate because I don’t have the energy to meet people in parking lots!
- Search inexpensive places like Dollar Tree for containers and baskets to hold your items. Organization doesn’t have to be expensive!
- Once you have your space organized and you’ve lived with it for a couple months and you find it’s not working for you and your family don’t be afraid to rearrange items. You want your organization to have a natural flow of how you use your kitchen!
- Organizing your kitchen is a great time to wipe down both the inside and outside of your cabinets.
My Pantry & Kitchen Organization
About two years ago I wrote this post on organizing your pantry (I’m afraid for you to even click on that). And since then my pantry has stayed relative organized. I just got rid of some items we no longer needed and moved some items in the bins around to flow better. My bins are from Dollar Tree. One item that is new is the shelf for the cans. I picked mine up at Lowe’s, it was pricier than what I would normal want to spend but I’ve been wanting one for a while. I like that it allows me to see everything I have at once.
Thanks to a curious toddler we plan on putting our pantry door back up. It needs to be painted first and we haven’t had a chance to get around to it yet. So the baby gate is still there but I took it down for my after photo.
The lower cabinets were where all my clutter was hiding out! It was a little scary y’all. There were appliances, cookware and tupperware that hadn’t been touched in a good two years. So out it went and it felt so good! Another thing I did was take out the liners I had. You can see in some of the photos that they were bunching up and I was over it.
These didn’t need as much work but still some. The biggest thing that helped was getting rid of some travel coffee mugs and cups that we NEVER use. I obviously held onto a few in case we need one but I drastically cut out collection down. One thing I did that I’d been putting off for a while was refill my spice rack. It freed up a lot of space by allowing me to get rid of extra containers!
It’s been so great having my pantry and kitchen organized! Especially seeing the before and afters side by side we definitely had some clutter to clear! I also start Whole 30 today and having my pantry cleared and my cabinets organized is definitely going to help me when I’m cooking up some meals!
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