The art and philosophy of minimalism is simple – life with less is better. Being a minimalist doesn’t mean you can’t own material possessions, but only having what you truly need and use is key. Stop for a moment to observe your kitchen. Take a look at the details: do you have countertop appliances everywhere? Are your major kitchen appliances being used often? Try bringing minimalism into your kitchen so that there is more organization, less clutter, and more purpose to your items.
Do you need all the appliances in your kitchen?
We’ve grown up believing that in order to have a perfect kitchen you must have all the appliances required: a range, microwave, refrigerator, and so on.
The laws of minimalism tell us to only keep what we need so the question is: do you need every appliance you have? Do you only use a microwave to make popcorn? Do you have both a toaster and a toaster oven? Really think about their purpose and whether you can easily use one appliance to do the work for you instead of multiple with the same purpose.
Your countertops look cluttered
You have a stand mixer, blender, coffee maker, a juicer and so much more just sitting on your countertop. How do you even have room to prepare a meal? Our suggestion is to find a place in your cupboards to hide them away until you use them. You’ll appreciate how clean the extra space looks and actually have space to get crafty with your food.
Organization is key
Putting things in the right place will make all the difference when trying to minimalize your kitchen. Spices, dishes, pots and pans, cups, and more should be placed in a way where you can see them and not thrown in disarray. Sometimes getting rid of a few of those coffee mugs you like to collect can help too.
Not everyone needs to live a minimalist life, but it can help you feel more motivated to have fun in your kitchen. When there is mess throughout your path, it can be overwhelming, and that’s why minimalism was made to clear it out so you can move forward without any obstacles to run into. Stop into your local BrandSource appliance store to find quality Maytag appliances that will start you on your minimalist journey.
Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert