Here are a few extra helpful tips that may help you in decluttering the kitchen:
Use wall space if you need extra room.
Even after getting rid of all of the junk, if the kitchen still appears to be cluttered, it’s time to consider organizing vertically. Install some floating shelves on the walls, or hang up a door rack, in which you can store lighter items. Adhesive hooks or cork boards can be placed on the inside of cabinets doors and/or the pantry door, from which you can hang measuring cups, serving tools, dish towels, etc.
Separate kitchen tools depending on the cooking type.
Put all baking necessities, like measuring cups, wooden spoons, whisks, rolling pins, and silicone spatulas in one drawer. Put all of your grilling items, like metal spatulas, tongs, and a meat thermometer in another drawer. If you tend to bake more than grill, place the baking tools in a place where you can more easily access them, or vice versa.
Decide whether to turn the kitchen decluttering/cleaning into a family project.
The plus side of doing it all by yourself is that nobody will get in your way and you won’t have to worry about anybody making a mistake. On the other hand, if you can trust that your spouse and kids are capable of understanding the rules, and knowing what is expected of them, the project could be completed a lot more quickly. For instance, you could assign one person to check the expiration dates on everything and another person to gather up all of the recyclable items.
Good luck with your kitchen declutter - if you read this through and implement it I am sure you will be successful and in love with your new and improved clean kitchen!