Home Organization Tips for your Kitchen -
Dream of Clean - Month 1, Week 2
Dream of Clean? You are at Month 1, Week 2 - Spend some time in decluttering, organizing and cleaning your kitchen..
At first, it might look overwhelming - but don't forget this is a list for a week! Space the jobs over the entire week - and set a timer when you do a job. See if you can get it done in 5 minutes!
How? Follow the DOC Home Management Method:
First you will need to declutter - try 5 minutes a day; (the junk drawer, the plastics drawer, the benchtop, the utensils drawer. A Little at a time, you will declutter all the nooks and crannies in your kitchen. This is the first month you tackle the kitchen - next time, you'll tackle another spot.
Then on to Organizing: Now you can organize the places which you have just declutterd. More below.
Thirdly - you can Clean! You might need to start with some deep cleaning first - but the list of jobs below are tasks that can be done in 5 mins!
Dream of Clean - Month 1, Week 2 in the Kitchen
De-clutter the junk drawer. Consult with family members what items are used frequently enough to warrant space in your random drawer. Toss out garbage, packaging and bits of unusable odds and ends. Test pens to make sure they work.
Get ready to de-clutter the plastic drawer (in the Organize section)
Recycle unusable plastic containers in your kitchen. If it doesn't have a matching lid, recycle it; if it looks over-used, warped, or cracked, recycle it.
I just love throwing out those plastic containers which don't match anymore.
Declutter the Benchtop - make space by either throwing out items (giving them away) or storing them - more in Organizing below.
Sort through cutlery and utensil drawers. Consider hangers or counter-top containers for utensils like ladles and wooden spoons. Knives should be kept either in a separate drawer or near the cutlery where they are easy to see to avoid being cut while digging for other items. In-drawer utensil organizers are affordable and a great way to separate things.
Either fold or ball up all over your reusable shopping bags and put them in one bag which can be neatly stored. Do the same with reusable plastic bags.
Re-organize your counter-top appliances. Anything that gets rarely used can be put away neatly (with the cord twist-tied or wrapped around the appliance).
Wipe out the hood vent over the stove. This area can get grimy from steam and oil on the stove so be sure to use soap and water and a textured cloth.
Clean burners. If you have a gas stove, or one with coil burners, remove the top and scrub out the area underneath with soap and water to remove any spill residues.
Wipe out kitchen drawers you have decluttered/organized with a warm, damp cloth. A vacuum is good to get dust and crumbs out too.
Sort and take out any recycling. Consider donating to a fundraising event - or have a garage sale. Add all those items you have just decluttered - such as the things from your kitchen benchtop.
Dream of Clean Home Management Challenge
To organize your home, you need to begin one room at a time.
My latest ebook, "I Dream of Clean" helps you do that - working through zone by zone, in 3 easy steps - declutter, organize and clean. It organizes these tasks into 16 weeks and each week is already divided into daily tasks on a printable cleaning schedule.
Follow the step by step practical guide to home organization and bring your home into order with this house cleaning schedule with printable checklists.
Alternatively, complete the challenge by following the pages below and move through the steps one week at a time; Join the Home Organization Tips Ezine here to keep in touch!
Go on, Get Organized Today!