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5 tips for a clutter-free kitchen

Organizing the kitchen after all those Christmas family reunions, may give you goosebumps and even a fleeting lightheaded feeling. But hang in there because today I’ll be sharing 5 basic ways that helped me in organizing the kitchen.
1. Bakets: Some root vegetables like potatoes, onions, ginger and garlic can be stored outside the fridge. Citric fruits like oranges and lemons can last up to a week if left at room temperature. And here’s where baskets come in handy. I like to store these under my coffee station and use the mini blackboard space that the baskets (from +BHG Live Better at Walmart) provide to name them. This will alleviate the space inside the refrigerator allowing you to buy fresher products for healthier meals.

2. Messy utensils drawer: Not anymore. With this expandable bamboo tray from BHG at Walmart, your kitchen drawers will become your best friends. To help me with this task I got rid of duplicates and unused accessories, distributed by size, same function or use, and took out big utensils to place them somewhere else.

3. Big utensils: Most of these are used on daily basis. So to keep them at hand I placed them inside these cute owl lantern that I recently found from BHG at Walmart. This item is part of their new “Garden” collection and might be only available at stores.

4. Canisters: The basic tool to make peace with the kitchen mess. These BPB free containers from BHG at Walmart came in a set of 3 and are commonly use to store anything from the typical cereal, to preserve fresh fruits on the fridge. But I’m also using them to put some wine accessories that I had left from my drawer intervention. If you use canisters for storing food, here’s a tip: using a marker or a printable sticker, place the expiration date of the food inside each container.

5. Cutting boards: Besides using these for the obvious cutting purposes or for serving, they can become a decor statement in your kitchen. If you collect them, take them out and placed them against a wall or like I did, inside a basket for a more gathered look. You can also make a cute wall gallery by hanging them on one of those empty spaces in your kitchen.

As you can see, these are just some basic tips to help you get started on all the leftover clutter in your kitchen. Organizing will make you feel good about yourself and the space that surrounds you. What other tactics do you use when putting your house into order?

So honored to be part of the BHG Live Better Network where, as a blogger, I’ve received compensation by BHG at Walmart. The opinions stated here are my own. For more updates on their products and decor ideas, you can always follow them on FacebookPinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

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