How to Quickly Organize, Declutter and Store Your Kitchen Appliances
How you organize kitchen appliances depends on what type of cook you are. If you re a raw food nut, your blender will be front-and-center. Vegans will have their pressure cooker ready-to-use at all times and meat-eaters have their slow cooker and indoor grills on hand. No matter what type of cook you are, there are 4 steps in the process:
The first step to decluttering and organizing your kitchen appliances it to group them by use: frequently used, rarely used, and never used. If you have limited kitchen storage space, it’s important to allocate it wisely by owning appliances that have multiple uses. Scrutinize your appliances to make sure their uses are robust and not one-note.
Buy a high-quality blender that can blend and act as a food processor.
Do you really need a panini press when you already have a waffle iron?
A . MORE stock pot can produce a batch of perfectly cooked rice. There is really no need for a rice cooker unless you use it daily.
TIP: A good rule of thumb is to own very few items with only one-use (unless of course, you use it frequently).
Banish Your Never-Used Appliances
This is a no-brainer but often the hardest step for people. If you don’t use an appliance, no matter how much you’d like to use it, you need to let it go. Think about rice cookers, juicers and egg poachers. If you use those appliances, great. Keep them. But if you have never poached an egg or made yourself a green juice, chances are you’re not going to in the future.
Use your kitchen cabinet storage space for appliances you really use!
Quick Tip: If you’re having trouble parting with an . MORE item, make a commitment to keep it for 30 days. Using an appliance like a juicer is actually a lifestyle change, so move it down to the counter top. If you begin using your juicer and it becomes a habit, keep it.
Donate Or Recycle The Appliances You Never Use
Un-used kitchen appliances can easily find new home via donation, consignment or selling online. Donating is a fantastic way to declutter and put your tools into someone else s hands (either to languish in their kitchen cabinet, or hopefully, to be used!).
Find a local charity to donate to or sell them on eBay.
If you’re really not sure if you should get rid of an appliance or not try the Box Method. Put it in t a box and store . MORE the box out of sight. If in a month you need the appliance, then keep it. If you never think about it, donate, recycle or sell it after a few months.
Cut Cabinet Clutter
Now that you’ve pared down it’s important to make your cabinets as organized and easy-to-navigate as possible.
Take the time to wrap the cord around an appliance before storing in your cabinet. This cuts clutter and looks more organized.
Buy a step-stool to store appliances on higher shelves.
Bookmark appliance manuals online or save them in Google Docs–there’s no need to keep more unnecessary paper clutter around.
Store pesky, smaller-parts (think of all those food processor attachments!) . MORE in zip loc bags and label them accordingly.
Take a Saturday morning and follow the 5 Steps to Organize Kitchen Cabinets . Cleaning, clearing and organizing your cabinets will give you a huge energy boost, promise.