You never know what’s lurking behind these white kitchen doors! They look innocent enough from the outside… but yikes when they are open there is a monster of a mess inside! It’s been way, way too long since I last cleaned out and organized the cupboards in my kitchen that hold my dishes and other kitchen items! It’s amazing what I collect inside them. And I’m shocked at how untidy they can get! Today I’m taming the monster mess in my kitchen cupboards and whipping it into organized shape! Here’s how to organize your kitchen in ten minutes a day!
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And here is the messiest cabinet in my kitchen and in my home. It really was a “dumping” ground.
Here’s all the clutter from the cupboard! A real mish-mosh of vitamins, flour, suntan lotion, canned food, baking needs and tupperware!
I cleaned this cupboard up in just a little over 10 minutes! I have a fast and easy solution for these kinds of messes!
Do any of you have cabinets that look sorta like that? Are you asking yourselves, “Where do I even begin to organize it”? Here’s a way to organize your kitchen 10 minutes at a time! Even in our busy lives we can spare just 10 minutes a day!!!! And probably more!
To begin get out 3 boxes, bags or dollar store dishpans (my favorite)! One will be your GIVE AWAY bin. One will be your PUT AWAY bin. And one will be your THROW AWAY bin. I have used the give away, put away, throw away system for decades and have not found anything better!
Now start one shelf or drawer at a time!!! Set a timer for 10 minutes and WORK FAST! Very fast and effective!
Take everything off of the shelf and put it on the counter.
Sort things into the 3 bins. Anything that does not fit in any of the bins can go back into the cupboard (but not yet). You may want to shift things around so set anything aside that is going to be place somewhere new.
Work fast and be ruthless! Don’t put one thing back that does not belong on the shelf you are working on. Don’t have anything in your kitchen cupboards you don’t use or like or that is worn or tired.
I keep nothing sentimental in my kitchen. I have a dish closet for that. My kitchen is simple and utilitarian!
Next, wash the shelf down and put down shelf paper if you use it. I’ve had my shelf paper for years. It’s still in amazing shape. I just washed it down and put it back in the cupboard.
Did you notice the white wire shelves? I love to use them in my cupboards. These shelves add lots of extra room to a cupboard. They make stacking dishes so so much easier!
Stop when the timer goes off. I put the GIVE AWAY bin directly into the back of my car to go to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. The content of the THROW AWAY bin goes right to the trash. And the PUT AWAY bin goes on my washer in the laundry room to be put away when I get a few minutes. MAKE SURE TO PUT THE THINGS IN THE PUT AWAY BIN AWAY! If you don’t… you have just made another mess!
You can feel very very good about yourself as you conquer your kitchen 10 minutes at a time ! Soon all your cabinets will look neat, organized and clean!
Good for you!
I’ve been working little by little since just after Christmas and most of my kitchen cabinets are organized! YEA!
During the 10 Minute cleaning process…
Done! I got rid of lots of clutter!
I used the same 10 Minute organization technique on other drawers and cupboards in my kitchen!
Here’s my go-to knives and things I need while I am cooking.
So now my kitchen is not only organized on the outside but behind the cupboard doors too!
Let’s get started! Set those timers and take 10 minutes a day to organize! Where will you begin? Please share!
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