A woman standing in her kitchen looking at her cupboards.

Cleaning

Declutter your kitchen

The kitchen can easily become one of the most cluttered rooms in the house, after the children’s bedrooms of course! Buying gadgets and gizmos that get used a handful of times before they are cast to one side, not to mention recycling waste, mail and anything else no-one knows what to do with, contribute to work surfaces easily becoming cluttered! Beyond the surfaces, our kitchen cupboards and drawers are often stuffed with various items from receipts to take away menus. If all this sounds familiar, it may be time to de-clutter your kitchen, and we’ve put together a few tips to help you get started.

Unused Appliances

Most kitchens have them, those impulse buys that haven’t been used in months just sitting on the work surface collecting dust and germs, such as food processors, juicers, blenders and other bulky items. If you are having trouble deciding if an appliance is clutter, ask yourself “when was the last time you used it?” If it was over three months ago, chances are you do not need it out on the work surface gathering dust and taking space.

If you are planning to give your unused appliances to a friend or family member, or store them away for future use, make sure you give them a thorough clean, by wiping down fully with your favourite diluted Zoflora fragrance to remove any harmful bacteria. Removing unused appliances will not only eliminate some clutter, it will also help you keep your surfaces cleaner and will make the kitchen feel larger.

Clean your Cupboards

The thought of clearing out your kitchen cupboards isn’t exactly thrilling is it? But you’ll be glad once you have, as getting rid of any out of date items such as spices or tinned foods gives you the opportunity to give your cupboards a thorough clean to remove dirt and germs, as well as giving you more storage space.

With the food cupboards decluttered, it’s time to tackle the non-food cupboards and have a good sort through your crockery, pots and pans and utensils. While doing so you are likely to find some forgotten treasures, and also realise that you may not need all the equipment you have, freeing up space for something more practical. Any unwanted items that are in good condition can be given to friends or family or taken to your local charity shop.

Posted by Zoflora (05/09/2016)