It’s week two of the Simplify Challenge, a 40 day detox program designed to rid your life of excess clutter! We hope you’re enjoying your clean garage after reading last week’s blog post. If you weren’t able to get it all done, don’t worry! Simply contact us to get assistance from one of our professional organizers – We’re always happy to help!
This week, we’re challenging you to tackle your kitchen clutter. The kitchen is one of the most important areas of the home, as it’s often the hub of activity. Household members also tend to drop whatever they’re carrying here after a long day. As a result, surfaces become cluttered and dirty, creating a chaotic, disorganized environment. But it doesn’t have to be like this! Here are a few ways to transform this important space into a tranquil area in which your family can enjoy preparing and sharing meals together:
Organize Your Pantry
Now that the holidays and their sweet and salty treats are behind us, it’s time to start eating healthy again. Unsurprisingly, an organized pantry goes hand-in-hand with healthy eating habits. So here’s how to get back on track and stick to those resolutions just by cleaning out your cupboard:
PURGE – Get rid of any expired food, or food that you won’t or shouldn’t eat. Donate items that are still within their expiration date to your local food bank.
ORGANIZE – Place similar items together. For example: Put cereal with rice and pasta, place oils, vinegars, dressings, and sauces together, and group healthy snack items on the same shelf.
MAINTAIN – The most important action you can take to keep your pantry organized is to put items away in their designated spots as soon as you get home from grocery shopping. You can also label containers and shelves so you don’t forget where the items should be grouped.