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25 Items You Can Easily Declutter From Your Kitchen

When was the last time you decluttered your kitchen?

I mean, really cleared out all the stuff you don’t use?

If it’s been awhile, here’s a list to help you get started. You won’t miss this stuff!


1. “recycled” glass jars you don’t use

2. “recycled”  plastic storage containers you planned to use but never do

3. plastic storage containers with missing lids

4. travel mugs that don’t have a lid or that leak or that you don’t use

5. outgrown children’s dishes, utensils, cups

6. broken magnets and those you no longer like

7. dead plants, dusty artificial plants/flowers that are past their prime

8. vases you don’t use or duplicate vases

9. take out menus you don’t use, old calendars, phone books

10. cookbooks you don’t use – look online for recipes from now on

11. worn out sponges & scrub brushes, and  threadbare dishtowels & rags

12. instruction manuals you’ve never used (you can get them online if needed later)

13. decor you no longer like – take a close look – you probably don’t even notice most of it anymore

14. cookie cutters & baking pans/specialty items you don’t use

15. take out condiments/cutlery/chopsticks that don’t get used

16. serving dishes you don’t use

17. burned up candles and those you don’t like/use

18. utensils, knives, and gadgets you don’t use, plus duplicates that don’t get used

19. expired pet food and snacks, & those that don’t get eaten

20. placemats, cloth napkins and tablecloths that don’t get used

21. junky or chipped cups, glasses or mugs that you don’t use

22. dishes you don’t need or use

23. old spices you never use, expired food

24. expired medicine and supplements/vitamins

25. broken appliances and appliances you never use (goodbye dehydrator and ice cream maker!)


If getting rid of things you may need “someday” is difficult for you, box up/bag up the items you don’t use. Label the box/bag with a date six months from now. Put it in an out of the way location, like the garage, attic or other storage space.


Once those items have been out of sight for a while, you’ll realize you haven’t needed or missed them AT ALL. It will be much easier to get rid of your kitchen clutter at that point.


But only do this if discarding unused things is a major struggle for you. Otherwise, donate, recycle, and toss now.


Your kitchen, home, and life will become uncluttered if you stop holding on to stuff you don’t use or love.

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