Organizing in the Kitchen

A small kitchen can be a functional kitchen but it doesn’t take much to make it very cluttered. Clutter and a small kitchen don’t go together at all! After having a baby in December, things in our little kitchen have been neglected. Sure, I was washing dishes daily and putting the dishes away but it wasn’t nice and neat and there were items cluttering the counter tops!

It was time for a little spring cleaning in the kitchen, clearing clutter and doing some scrubbing!

The kitchen sink after a good cleaning.

I washed all the dishes, scrubbed my sink, removed everything but the mixer, wheat grinder and gadget crock from the counter and washed the counter top!

We’ve been shoving bottles and cups up on this shelf and it was looking messy.

After removing a few items and tidying up, so much better!

Here’s our microwave.

Honestly, this picture does not do the ickyness justice. It was nasty. I really don’t know when the last time it was cleaned, I’m guessing before Weston was born {so probably 3 months ago!}

I finally cleaned the microwave!

It looks so much better and feels so good to have that little task knocked off of my mental to do list.

I didn’t take pictures of everything. The boys were napping and I was taking full advantage of that time by working hard in my kitchen.

Other things I accomplished:

  • Moved home canned goods to another cabinet.
  • Made a space in a cabinet for coffee supplies.
  • Organized the pantry.
  • Washed the outside of the fridge, oven and dishwasher.
  • Wiped down the cabinet fronts with a damp cloth.
  • Did a little decluttering.

Everything that left the kitchen.

A few things were recycled, a few went to the donation pile and the mason jar and cooler bag went back to where they belong!

Having a clean kitchen makes cooking more fun and keeps me motivated to keep it clean!

Is your kitchen neat and organized? Cluttered and chaotic? Or somewhere in between?  

This post is linked to Project:Simplify at Simple Mom.

9 Replies to “Organizing in the Kitchen”

  1. I love a clean kitchen, and it doesn't happen often around here! My whole family is home all day long, every day, so it tends to get messy considering all the meals I cook! I have been slowly but surely going through my kitchen (and whole house really) trying to get organized and get rid of all the garbage!

  2. i have the same cupboard full of life factory bottles and medela! I can never seem to keep that cupboard organized. looks like you did a great job!

  3. Congrats on the baby! I too have a small kitchen (but my baby is 19) and I agree, it doesn't take long for it to be cluttered. Great job!

  4. Mine is doing better after the project simplify this week. I have the same glass bottle and love it!
    We spend so much time in the kitchen it's so much more relaxing when things are clean and organized.

  5. First, I really love the tiling on your sink backsplash.

    I think that you have done a lovely job decluttering, simplifying and organizing. I find that having the window ledge cleaned and decluttered makes such a difference in my attitude and the whole kitchen. Usually if the ledge is dusty and disorganized/cluttered so is the entire kitchen…just a funny observation I had recently.

    Enjoy the breath of fresh air of your lovely simple space (we have a small galley kitchen and while i love the perks of a small space kitchen, I understand how fast it goes from clean to out-of-hand).

  6. Deep cleaning and organizing the kitchen were on my pre-baby list and I'm slowly but surely working through EVERYTHING in the kitchen. I have to move slow because I am having issues putting too much stress on my body being about a month away from the baby coming. But it IS getting done!

  7. My kitchen is rarely completely clean! And it always seems as soon as I get the dishes washed, I find cups I forgot to wash!

  8. Funny enough I actually went home for work the other night and cleaned my microwave and a cupboard out in my kitchen, it was so random. LOL Hopefully I'll have some energy to do that again tonight, maybe my kitchen will one day be clean and stay that way, I doubt it though!

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