It is a good idea to declutter your kitchen before you begin that task of remodeling it. Removing unnecessary items from your kitchen is the first step in getting an organized kitchen. So start with three boxes and label them “everyday items”, “regular items”, and “broken/unused items”.
It will help make your job easier.
Your everyday items would be placed back in the space and in easy to reach cabinets. They are most likely your plates, glasses, coffeemaker, and utensils. “Regular items” can be stored in higher places” or storage spaces close to the kitchen. The traffic flow in the kitchen will also determine where kitchen items should be placed. For example, the dish washing liquid could be placed under a sink. “Broken items/unused items” may be discarded or donated. You decide.
Similar items should be stored together in the cupboard, pantry, or cabinet; for example, one space would hold all your breakfast items. However, there are some items that should not be kept in the kitchen as it could add to clutter. They are bills, magazines, newspapers, etc. They belong in a desk in the study or office where they could be sorted. Also, the refrigerator is not a scrapbook; keep magnets and paper on the door to a minimum.
This decluttering activity would help you determine what stays in the kitchen and what does not. It also helps you organize your items in place so they are easy to reach. Therefore, your kitchen looks neat and organized. It starts becoming more and more functional for you and your family, and an enjoyment to be in.