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The Starting-Over Exercise to Unclutter Your Whole Kitchen - Apartment Therapy

The Starting-Over Exercise to Unclutter Your Whole Kitchen - Apartment Therapy
From The Kitchn - September 14, 2017

We are really in this now! Week one of the September Sweep saw us setting up a few systems and rules, and now we are halfway through week two and really making some progress with our home's less orderly areas. Next up: the kitchen.

I do not think my kitchen cabinets have ever been as clean and tidy as they were on the day I moved in to my loft. There's so much clarity and confidence that comes with a fresh startwith empty cabinets and a carefully curated selection of only the essentials I have decided to carry from one home to another. Then somewhere along the way, those cabinets just become bottomless pits for all sorts of stuff: takeout sauce packets, plastic containers, bowls and platters I might only use once a yearand that's to say nothing of the junk drawer!

We will skip the junk drawer today (I am a firm believer that every room should have a nondescript junk zone to hide random bits away), but the rest of the kitchen is fair game for this "starting over" exercise.

Today's Assignment

Empty your kitchen cabinets and drawers, and work through your things before putting them away.

There's a bit of a choose-your-own adventure aspect to this task. If your kitchen is pretty well-categorized but, you know, messy... you might be able to tackle it one cabinet or drawer at a time. But if your kitchen's storage is a hodge podge with no real organization at all, you should try emptying everything at once.

And do not forget...

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