Love it or lose it: The first step to loving your kitchen more is to love what’s IN it. Maybe 2017 is the year you update your appliances or ditch the fancy milk frothing machine you never use. Adopt a little of the Kon Mari method, like this blogger did and help your kitchen lose a little extra weight by tossing unused gadgets and gizmos to your local charity re-use centre or to families who have teens headed out on their own for the first time. Check out this list from Reader’s Digest Magazine featuring the kitchen gadgets you don’t need.
Organize Everything: After you’ve lightened your kitchen and kept only the tools you love and use, organize it. Label it. Put everything in a proper home. This will not only make cleaning up easier, but it will also help you put meals on the table faster since you know where everything is, and what you’ve got stashed in the pantry. Real Simple Magazine has 24 smart ways to help get this done. The team at TheKitchn has polled their readers for 18 ingenious kitchen tricks you’ll definitely want to check out.
Vanquish Countertop Clutter: Visual clutter is to your kitchen what bad music is to your ears, an annoyance that wears on you. By keeping your countertops clean and clutter free you can use the space to cook, prep, and enjoy rather than feeling cramped and cluttered without the space you need to create your culinary masterpieces, or mac ‘n cheese. Check out this list with 24 different ways to help you vanquish the counter clutter.
Eat in: Spend time eating in your kitchen. Don’t stand over the sink, sit down and enjoy a clutter free, well-organized space. You’ll be inspired to spend more time cooking and eating in your kitchen when you’ve made it a space you LOVE. This blogger pulls together some tips on how setting up your kitchen can help you eat more, and healthier, meals in your kitchen.
Now that you know what to do and how to do it, mobilize and reclaim your kitchen! Organize those cabinets and declutter that counter boldly and fearlessly. The reward for your efforts will be no less than falling in love with your kitchen.
Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert