Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It is one of the busiest areas and is therefore difficult to keep uncluttered. Take the seven day challenge below and re-claim your kitchen!

DAY 1:  CROCKERY

Go through your crockery and purge chipped or broken items. Re-assess the number of items you own.  Do you really need 20 dinner plates for a family of four?

DAY 2:  GLASSWARE and COOKWARE

Glassware – purge chipped or broken items. Re-assess the number you own.

Cookware – purge broken items or ones with missing lids (unless you can cook without a lid).  Consider how much space you have to store cookware and re-assess what to keep.

DAY 3:  FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS

Purge containers with missing lids (or vice versa) and anything warped or badly stained. Purge excess containers.

DAY 4:  CUTLERY and UTENSIL DRAWERS

Purge any items that are broken, warped, heat damaged or duplicates.

DAY 5:  FRIDGE

Purge expired items, spoiled food or food you are unlikely to use again.

DAY 6:  APPLIANCE CUPBOARD

Purge broken appliances or any you no longer use.

DAY 7:  PANTRY

Remove all pantry contents and relocate anything that doesn’t belong there. Purge expired items or products you are unlikely to use.  Put everything back but group items for a more streamlined pantry (e.g. place all condiments together).

Note:

  • When purging items, consider whether they can be donated or recycled.
  • Purge items which haven’t been used in 12 months.