Whether you’re moving into a new home or apartment or just doing some reorganizing, making sure that your kitchen is clean and calm is one of the easiest ways to simplify your life and decrease stress. While there are lots of products that you can buy to help you organize your kitchen, first things first: make sure you toss everything that you don’t use. You don’t want your new organizers to be clogged by products that you’ve never actually put into use.
Think about it – when did you last use that meatball scooper? How often do you actually make ice cream? Have you ever even opened that cookie press? Chances are, you own lots of things that you don’t even use.
Don’t just throw them out, thought – consider passing them along to a friend, a neighbor, or a charity. There are always good places to send the items you don’t need anymore, and those places don’t include a trashcan.
Next, if you can afford it, consider replacing the things you own that just don’t work anymore. That blender that’s been broken for five years isn’t going to magically start working again, so chuck it and get a new one. If you have a pesky pan that’s always scorching your food, it’s time for a new one! If you can’t afford to purchase a new one, do without for a bit and add it to your wish list for your next birthday.