If your family is like most families, the kitchen table and countertops become catch alls for items that really don’t belong in the kitchen.
The next step in decluttering your kitchen is to tackle the dishes. Start by putting away the clean dishes from the dishwasher or strainer and get them out of the way. Then pick up all the dirty dishes and load them into the dishwasher.
Clear your countertops of everything that doesn’t belong there. Time to put away those small appliances.
Get rid of anything you no longer need or use, such as cracked or broken glasses or coffee mugs and plastic containers without lids.
Now, it’s time to get out that kitchen cleaner and wash off your countertops, stove, refrigerator, and all other surfaces.
If you have accent rugs on your kitchen floor, take them outside and give them a good shaking. Then sweep and mop your kitchen floor so that it too will be shining and sparkling clean.
Now that your kitchen is looking orderly once more, put away the dishes once the dishwasher has finished and replace your old dishtowels on the towel rack with clean dishtowels.