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Top Tips to declutter your kitchen

If your kitchen is cluttered, full of items you do not use, with chaotic worktops, and cupboards and drawers filled to the brim, it is time to have a good tidy up and get organised.

It can seem like a mammoth task, but once you break it down and focus on one small task at a time, it can be quick and easy to declutter your kitchen and maintain.

Declutter your kitchen and help to ensure it stays that way by following these top tips and be the envy of your friends and family with your immaculate kitchen.

Set a timer

Having a timed declutter will help to keep you focused. Set a time limit of 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how much work needs to be done, and just do as much as you can in that time.

Tidy up

Start by sorting through anything that is in plain sight. Throw away any junk, and donate, recycle or sell items you do not need or use.

Clear the surfaces

One of the quickest and most effective ways to make your kitchen look less cluttered is to clear the worktops and other flat surfaces.

Take everything off and only put back on the things that need to be out. Put away or get rid of everything else.

There is no point in having appliances that you rarely use on your worktop. Keep them in a cupboard and just get them out when you need to use them, then put them back.


You should make the best use of the space you have so that your kitchen works for you and not the other way around.

Consider what you do most often in your kitchen, such as making a drink. Try to have things that you use together, such as the kettle, mugs, teaspoon, tea, and coffee, near each other.

The items which you use most frequently should be the most accessible. Tidy away anything that you do not use often.

Reduce spares

If you have 16 sets of cutlery, plates, mugs, etc. but there are only four people at home, then you should cut back.

Chances are that some are worse for wear or you have twice as many mugs as you actually would ever need at one time.

Only keep enough of anything for a couple of meals or drinks a day, plus a few spares for visitors or in case of breakages.

Utilize space

Make sure that you are making the most of all your storage space.

Fill cupboards from the back to the front, with the things you reach for most often or with the soonest expiry date towards the front.

Use storage racks, organisers, shelves, holders, and boxes to best optimise the space and keep things organised and easy to find.

Hire help

If you are short on time, or would simply prefer to leave it to the professionals, you may want to consider hiring a cleaner to take care of your cleaning and ironing for you.

Time For You specialises in providing properly screened and vetted domestic cleaners to private households to provide you, our client, with more time for you.

Find a cleaner near you by simply entering your postcode, and let us take care of the cleaning, so you do not have to.

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