How To Easily Declutter Your Kitchen In Five Minutes

by Sheri

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Declutter Your Kitchen And Free Yourself Of The Mess

Do you walk into your home and drop your mail on the kitchen counter?
Is your kitchen counter a place where you leave your handbag, kids school bags, magazines? Does this sound like you and your situation in the kitchen? Appliances, a miscellaneous drawer full of junk. Gadgets everywhere. More wooden spoons than teaspoons. Coffee mugs? Don’t get me started. Ever thought of taking steps to declutter your kitchen?

I must say though, that I am absolutely loving the Le Creuset Wooden Scraping Spoon.

No need to think about painting or remodelling. You need to declutter your kitchen.

Organizing is not the solution. Anyone can organize, however, this will not get rid of unused items.

The best way to declutter your kitchen when you have some free time is to go ahead and just do it. Do not wait until your kitchen is cluttered with all sorts of things you don’t need or use before you start to think about cleaning.

A great way to start is to clear items away when you have 5 minutes of free time.

Below I listed teeny tiny tasks you can do to declutter your kitchen quickly! I believe in saving time and boosting productivity.

I have divided the checklist into two categories: cleaning and decluttering.

 Declutter Your Kitchen In Five Minutes


1. Wipe clean the stovetop

Yup! This is quick and easy. Wipe it down, get rid of the gunk and there you go!

2. Clean the front of the oven

We neglect this too. This is an easy clean/wipe down which you may have done in even less than 5 minutes. While you are at it, clean the stove knobs too.

3. Clean the kitchen sink

You know you need to do this. Most times we rinse down the sink but in 5 minutes you can give it a good scrub with washing liquid.

4. Clear out your refrigerator

Go ahead and remove old butter, jam, ketchup that is “almost empty” that you have not thrown away because if you turn it upside down you just might get three drops out. Throw away anything that has been in the fridge too long.

If anything in there is expired, then you need a spanking. LOL.

5. Clean the refrigerator

Top of the fridge, front of the fridge, side of the fridge. Need I say more?

6. Dishwasher

Put dishes in the dishwasher or unload the dishwasher. Whichever needs to be done.

Enjoying these tips so far? Pin for later so you have the checklist at your fingertips, or share with others too.



It is easy to declutter your kitchen by clearing and eliminating items hidden out of sight and are not of any use to you.

1. Remove things from the top of the fridge – they are forgotten about, not used, and collect dust

2. Remove things from the front of the fridge – outdated stuff you attached with magnets. Takeout menus, old receipts, etc.

3. Tupperware and food storage – We often lose the lids or the actual bowls, so if you cannot find both so that the set fits, throw it away.

Appliances and gadgets clutter our countertops and take up unnecessary space in your kitchen.

Get rid of any appliances you do not use. If you do not want to throw them away, sell them, or give them to someone who can really use them.I am not saying to get rid of everything all at one go, but look around your kitchen and ask yourself if you need ALL the items in there.

Focus on an item, and if you don’t immediately say “yes I use this often”, then it can go.

If you need to think about it for too long, then out out out it goes!

There you have it. A nice list of ways to clean and declutter your kitchen any and every time you have five minutes to spare.

You will feel better about cooking in a clean clutter free space. Believe me, you will also feel less overwhelmed. A great way to simplify your life.

Look for things you can do every day and you will find that over time, you will get into the routine and habit of cleaning to declutter your kitchen.

I have put all these items in a checklist as shown below, so pin that or download from my free resource library. Grab it now.

Declutter your kitchen checklist

How do you declutter your kitchen or ensure you don’t accumulate too many things?

Please share your tips and suggestions with me in the comments section below.



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Red Nomad OZ May 2, 2017 - 10:55

Great tips – I particularly like cleaning out the refrigerator! My mother taught me to never throw anything away, so there’s lots of little bits of food that no one’s ever going to eat in there!!

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life May 2, 2017 - 12:13

My mom used to say the same thing too! Do not throw food away!!! Now it is something that I hate to do. Whenever I throw food away I feel terrible. I try to never let the refrigerator have anything in there that will go to waste. Even if it means going to the store more often. Sometimes,it is just unavoidable.

Christopher James Mitchell May 2, 2017 - 08:19

My girlfriend is going to be thrilled that I read this so carefully. Nicely put together!

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life May 2, 2017 - 12:18

Yayyyyy! Glad to hear that Christopher. I hope she will enjoy it when you implement these tips.

Erin Creeks April 30, 2017 - 22:37

Great tips but also great post. I never really focus on the kitchen til I go to reach for something and it falls on me. I really need to declutter that thing… for real. Thanks for the inspiration and advice.

elizabethbrico April 29, 2017 - 16:04

Okay thanks I’m pinning this and doing it-it’s so desperately needed!

Shannon April 28, 2017 - 21:52

I always neglect the stove. Definitely needs a good wipe down and cleaning! 🙂

Lorna at Savingchamps April 28, 2017 - 21:42

So many great ideas on how to declutter the kitchen. I need to use those tips to clean and organize my kitchen.

roxyturtle April 28, 2017 - 16:40

These are fantastic tips!! My boyfriend and I both love a clean kitchen, and try to take turns keeping it clean. This post will make my turns easier!!

Elena April 28, 2017 - 16:33

Kitchen is the place that I hate cleaning, I will definitely have to put to use some of the advice you have shard in the article, thanks for that!!!

Shivranjani Rathore April 28, 2017 - 15:47

I am guilty of most things here. I liked your post and I am going to implement it starting with decluttering the fridge.

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