Are the drawers and cabinets in your kitchen cluttered with things you don’t even recognize? If so, it’s time to reorganize! Where to start? Rachel Jones, the Joyful Space specialist and founder ofNourishingMinimalism.comsuggests:
- First to go should be single-use kitchen tools that include themelon baller, avocado slicer or anything that hasn’t seen the light of day in the past year.
- Then think about your onion chopper, tomato slicer and mandolin...perhaps replace with just one high-quality chef’s knife.
- And lose those cheap plastic items like the measuring spoons that always fall apart—get a set of good quality metal ones that you won’t ever have to replace.
Your cabinets may be full of plates, bowls and wine glasses that only get pulled out on very special occasions or holidays. They probably could be tossed or at least consolidated as most people use the same plates over and over again. Another option for grandma’s china? Put it away...bring it out when you need it...don’t let it clutter your space every year.
The bottom line is that you don’t want to hoard your kitchen utensils and plates that you never use—it will prevent a lot of stress in the future!