5 Simple Tips for a Clutter Free and Clean Kitchen

1- Keep everything tucked away. This means making good use of the available space inside your cabinets. Look for sales on organization tools that will help you maximize your space.

2- Keep only what fits in your kitchen space. If you don’t have room to store it, you probably have too much stuff. Part of having a clutter free space is in eliminating excess.

3- Choose appliances wisely. We have a behemoth of a juice maker which takes up a lot of space. We also have 2 crockpots, a food processor, a blender, a rice cooker and an electric can opener but you wouldn’t know it. Before we bring home a new appliance, we consider where it will go in the kitchen. There are several more things I’d like to purchase for my kitchen but not at the expense of it taking up space on my counter.

4- Pair down your dishes and utensils. This is a sure shot way to cut down on sink fulls of dirty dishes too. When the kids were younger we paired down our dishes to 2 plates, 2 cups, and 1 bowl per child. They were responsible for washing their dish when they needed it. This reduce the space needed to store dishes. We still follow a similar rule. We only keep two 8 piece dinner settings in our home at any given time.

5- Finally, make a habit of clearing your kitchen counters each night before bed. I like to go as far as spraying the sinks and all of the surface with a disinfectant and wiping with a paper towel. This ensures you’ll have a shiny sink in the morning and a clutter free and clean kitchen.

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7 comments

  1. Sophia says:

    I like the idea of clearing the counter of all the junk, I need to do that, there is way too much! Lately I have been declutering and reorganizing my kitchen cabinets (see my blog http://mygreatchallenge.blogspot.com/) but the one tip I really need right now is how to pare down on the cooking books and magazines. They multiply and multiply, yet, I never use any of them…I have to figure out a way. Any idea? (I don’t want to throw them away. Thanks, Sophia

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  2. Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} says:

    I SO need to do this!!! I have too much junk and I don’t force myself to clear off my counters regularly. Does your kitchen REALLY look like that all the time? LOL!!

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife}, Usually in the morning after my first clean up of the day and then again at night. During the day the entire family is using the kitchen at different times. I encourage them to put their dishes in the dishwasher versus the sink, wipe the counter when they are finished, but don’t expect them to keep it looking like the pictures I shared. So the answer is no. It’s only tidy in the morning and at night before bed.

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  3. Melissa Young says:

    Your kitchen looks great!! It’s an ongoing process that I can never seem to be caught up in around here. My kids are 12, 9, 5, and 2 and unfortunately the kitchen becomes their playroom as I am usually in there trying to do chores. (BTW, my kitchen and cabinets are about the same colors, and my appliances are the black and stainless steel!)

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Melissa Young, My children who are still at home are 11, 9 and 8. My kitchen is an ongoing process too. It’s just the place where most of the living goes on. Families gotta eat right? :) I clean it up in the morning and again after dinner. The kids and Mr. P are so helpful in this area because they know that I’m not cooking if the kitchen is a mess. Isn’t it funny how so many middle class home have the same look to their kitchens? :)

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