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  • Writer's pictureHeatherAnne Norbury

Quick Tips for Successful Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

Ah, spring cleaning! The time of year when we all start to get the itch to declutter and organize our homes. This is especially true in the kitchen, where having an organized space can make meal prep and cleanup easier and more efficient. Taming your kitchen can have one of the biggest impacts on your day-to-day life. That’s why we’re starting the 4-Week Spring Cleaning Challenge in the kitchen!

The goal for each week of the 4-Week Challenge is to spend at least 90 minutes - an hour and a half - decluttering, organizing, and cleaning each weekly area. You can divide those 90 minutes up in whatever way works for your schedule - anywhere from 15 minutes a day for six days to all 90 minutes on one day.

To help, I will be hosting a virtual co-decluttering Facebook Room in the Decluttering Community on Saturdays at 10:30 am. Be sure to join the community to participate!


To help you get your kitchen in shape, here are some tips for decluttering and spring cleaning your kitchen:

  1. Make a plan. Before you dive into your kitchen, take some time to think through what you want to accomplish. Do you want to organize your pantry or spice cabinet? Are you trying to make more room in your cabinets? Knowing what you want to do before you start will help you stay focused on the task at hand.

  2. Go through each item related to the goal you have. As you work, decide if each item is something that you need or want. Ask yourself if you really use the item. If not, maybe it's time to get rid of it. Make piles for things to donate, recycle, throw away, and keep.

  3. Clean as you go. If your goal was to organize your spices, clean the shelf or drawer and wipe down the bottles before putting them away. If you are cleaning out the pantry, check expiration dates, wipe down the outside of food containers, and clean and sanitize the shelves before returning things.

  4. Put things back with purpose. Group items together that you use together, such as baking supplies or spices. Put items that you use often in a spot that’s easy to reach, and store items that you use less often in a higher or lower cabinet.

With a little bit of planning and organization, you can make your kitchen a more efficient and enjoyable place to cook and eat.

As part of the 4-Week Spring Cleaning Challenge, I am giving away TWO one-month coaching packages, one in the Decluttering Community Facebook group and one on Instagram. Check the group and Instagram for details on how to enter to win.

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