A Step-by-Step Guide For Decluttering Your Cabinets (Infographic)

Posted on: August 6, 2019


Getting rid of all the clutters inside your cabinetry might take a lot of time especially if you left your items in disarray for so long. In case you find it quite difficult to remove any unwanted clutter that ruins the look of your beautiful cabinets, here is a step-by-step guide for you!

A Step-by-Step Guide For Decluttering Your Cabinets

Step 1: Start with one cabinet and a shelf at a time

To make things easier and organized, avoid decluttering all of your kitchen cabinets at once. Many people make this mistake because they think that multitasking can save more time, but it’s NOT. It will only make your task even harder.

You must start by dividing all of the areas to be decluttered, one shelf at a time. By focusing on each shelf, you can quickly identify the ones you already cleaned and hence the chances of misplacing any kitchen items are close to none.

Step 2: Remove all the contents of the chosen self

Once you were finally able to select the first shelf, make sure to empty it out. You don’t want to damage any of your fragile kitchen items as you declutter the cabinets, don’t you?

Step 3: Do some minor cleaning

If the last time you saw your cabinets empty is when you installed or purchased it for the first time, you’re in for a nice surprise. Chances are, layers and layers of crumbs and dust are already lingering inside its shelves. Using a damp cloth, gently wipe every dusty part of the shelf. Let it dry for some time.

Bonus Tip: Though highly optional, you can also add some shelf liners to keep your cabinets away from stains such as water and oil rings from the bottoms of bottles and jars!

Step 4: Assess every content of that shelf and determine whether they deserved to be returned or not

Now it’s time to make the decluttering process, which could take a lot of time based on how long you decide. Take every item one by one and evaluate them if they still deserved to be returned or not.

You can ask yourself these questions to make a final decision per item:

  • Is this item still worth storing?
  • How often do you use this item?
  • Does it have any significant damages?
  • Do you have any other items such as this?

Remember that the best items that can be kept inside your cupboards are those that you actually use daily or at least frequently. Prepare a trash bag and a box for items that you can either donate or sell.

Step 5: Replace all the items that must stay in the cabinets

Finally, you can bring all of the remaining items back to the shelf. This is the time where you will have to rely on your organizational skills, as properly putting the items in an appropriate location and arrangement can become a pretty daunting task indeed.

Once you finished decluttering the first shelf, proceed to the next one and repeat the whole process. By eliminating the majority of the clutter within your cabinet, rest assured that you’ll be able free up some extra storing space for your other important kitchen items!

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