Decluttering Tips for Cleaning Your Cabinets

 

For those of you who have not jumped on the decluttering and tidying train – it’s time to climb aboard! If your cabinets feel cluttered, look untidy, and have an overwhelming amount of stuff strewn all about – it’s time to learn how to declutter and tidy your cabinets. Here are some tips on how to clean and tidy:

Prepare by Study

Decluttering and tidying is not something that comes naturally. Naturally, we are sloppy, messy, and untidy. In order to clean your cabinets in an effective manner, you must prepare to do so by studying the actual methods you will use. Tidying doesn’t come easily to many, what some call tidying is in fact just the act of reorganizing the junk around the cabinets and drawers and it will soon by untidy again. The best way to prepare to declutter and tidy your cabinets is to study, one book you can study that will give you great ways to declutter and tidy is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Here are some tips she gives on how to tidy your house and cabinets:

  • Declutter THEN Store

The biggest mistake you can make while tidying is to start putting things away and storing them before you go through each item to decide what you are going to keep and what you are going to sell or throw away. Remember to declutter and throw things away first, and then store and put away.

  • Declutter by Category

Instead of cleaning one cabinet or one space at a time, Kondo suggests cleaning by category.

  • One Item at a Time

When you declutter one item at a time – hold it up and decide whether or not you want to keep it. Doing this will force you to actually see and feel every item you own and it will help you to truly decide if you want to keep it or not.

Tidy and Store

Now that you have cleaned you can decide where every item goes in your cabinets. Remember the saying ‘A place for everything, and everything in its place.’

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