15 Kitchen Things You Don't Need - Clean Faster & Stay Organized

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When it comes to simplifying your kitchen, Dawn from The Minimal Mom, says there are 15 different kitchen things you don’t need—even though you may feel like you do. And by only keeping what your kitchen needs, it can actually help you clean faster, stay more organized, and even help you enjoy cooking more than you ever did before.

To begin with, there are plenty of kitchen appliances you don’t need and these include any of the individual maker appliances out there such as waffle makers, bread makers, rice makers, quesadilla makers, panini makers, pasta makers, or juice makers. You name it, if the appliance only makes one type of food, you don’t really need it.

What do you need in a kitchen? Certainly not extras. Anything from dishes to pots, pans, or serving platters can go if you have more of them than what you actually need. In her home, The Minimal Mom and her family keep only one place setting per person, and they just quickly hand wash each place setting every time they use them.

Kitchen things you don't need

Not on the list of things you need in a kitchen are far too many storage containers, especially the smallest containers that get lost in the refrigerator or cabinets. Also on her list is stuff on your refrigerator, random things set out on counters, any item without a purpose, or anything you simply don’t like.

Plus, anytime you’re left wondering where to put things in kitchen cabinets or drawers, like extra utensils, you probably don’t really need those items either.

Kitchen things you don't need

The Minimal Mom says there are kitchen things you don’t need. And, although figuring out what your individual family can get rid of is a unique experience to you, the items on her list can certainly help you with the process.

For more decluttering ideas, discover how to convince someone to declutter and how to tell if something is clutter or not.

To see more videos, check out The Minimal Mom YouTube channel.

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  • Mlbonnie Mlbonnie on Sep 14, 2023

    I absolutely LOVED your containers with lids idea! I stopped your video and went to work. Wow! Not only did it save some room in my cabinet, but not having to search for matching lids/containers is a breath of fresh air! Thanks so much for this video, Minimal Mom!

  • Rob74462804 Rob74462804 on Oct 02, 2023

    How long do you things in the quarantine box before you get rid of them?