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.

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  • Debbie Debbie on May 04, 2024

    My thoughts exactly. Plates, glasses, cups. Etc.....

  • Lollipop Lollipop on May 04, 2024

    If they have very few dishes and the family washes their own dishes after using them why was she unloading the dishwasher when she found camping utensils in the drawer? They don’t have enough dishes to run a full load; that is a waste of water as much as washing dishes under running water. I have a lot of small appliances, utensils and dishes. My kitchen is very organized and clean. Her kitchen was a complete mess in the pictures. I guess some people can’t manage their time and are unorganized.