DeCluttering Your Kitchen
It’s six weeks until Christmas so let’s focus on a plan DeCluttering your kitchen.
After the lounge this is probably the room where you’ll spend most of your time over Christmas – maybe even more so if you’re the one cooking the Christmas dinner this year. With such an important role to play in the Christmas day celebrations, its important that your kitchen has capacity for that final pre-Christmas shop, and that you have enough workspace to prepare the culinary delights on the day – after all those vegetables wont chop and cook themselves will they?
As tends to be the theme with de-cluttering, it helps to have a good old-fashioned clear out to start. Dig right to the back of those dustycorner cupboards and think about whether you’re ever going to eat that two year-old can of spam, or whether you really need 8 cans of beans in stock! Think about what you could do with any surplus food, Christmas can be a difficult time for many so pop along to a local homeless shelter or Salvation Army centre and make a donation. Not only will you be doing a good deed but you’ll also be making someone else’s Christmas a little better.
Next, organise your cupboards. Throughout the year it’s easy to build up clutter in your kitchen and you’ll find all sorts of things squirrelled aw ay that you probably thought you’d never see again! Maybe even some forgotten cracker toys from last year! Think of novel ways to use the space you have, make sure the pots & pans you’re going to need for Christmas are easily accessible.
Space savers like this gadget hook & extendable shelf from Dunelm can be a great way to save drawer space and make those regularly used items much easier to find. They’re also ideal for some wrap-around tinsel decoration to inject Christmas into the kitchen!
Further to space saving you could also introduce a traditional rustic theme into your kitchen at the same time, with products like this gorgeous wooden ceiling pan rack from John Lewis. These sorts of hanging items will add some real character to your kitchen and again, are ideal for decorating with tinsel & baubles as well as making items easier to find.
Once you’ve cleared, organised and tidied your kitchen you can start introducing some Christmas elements into the mix. There are some great ideas on Pinterest on ways to accessorise your kitchen. You can also try incorporating kitchen utensils into traditional Christmas decorations like mini trees or wreaths.
Whatever you decide, we’re sure if you follow our simple guidelines above you’ll be well on the way to having a Christmas-ready kitchen!
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