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I need help redesigning my kitchen/closet space. I would like to add o

Stacey Roy
9 years ago
I want to redesign kitchen so not so cluttered

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  • decoenthusiaste
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago
    If you can't tackle the clutter alone, enlist a friend who has her's under control and be ruthless. Once things are cleared out, take more photos and we'll see if we can suggest other options.
  • raineycarole
    9 years ago
    Or call a professional organizer. Look on the net under NAPO.
  • yoboseiyo
    9 years ago
    definitely take a hard look at the clutter and what needs to go.

    using the organizational things posted already will help so much.
  • housegal200
    9 years ago
    You need to do a serious, serious decluttering before you go out and buy organizers. Yes, either get a professional organizer or a friend who can help you be strict about yourself. Here's one thing I learned in the last few years while temporarily renting people's furnished homes: everybody has too much stuff, mainly multiples of items you only need one of! So pare down.

    Here's a trick: Look up online articles about setting up the kitchen your first apartment. You only NEED THE UTENSILS, NUMBER OF BOWLS, DISHES, GLASSES, PANS, ETC. on that "first apartment" list. I've been in houses that have five corkscrews, four can openers, three slotted spoons. You've only got two hands, and only one dominant one. So for many, many utensils, you only need one--get rid of the rest. People save way, way too many plastic containers and they always need a whole cabinet for them. Keep four containers and lids for each size. Recycle the rest.

    Start small. Pare down those plastic containers to hardly any. Get a large dishpan for under the sink at a dollar store. Put your cleaning stuff in the dishpan. Get a small wastebasket that fits under the sink for foil, plastic wrap, sandwich bags, etc. That frees up a cabinet drawer. Then move on to one cabinet and one drawer at a time. Store things in "stations." Food prep near the stove if there's a counter and cabinets there. Have a baking cabinet for mixer, processor, measure cups and bowls--no more than 2-3 of each--with your spices up above along with baking ingredients in see through plastic containers where you do your baking. Store dishes, glassware near the dishwasher or your cleanup sink. If you have one of those deep corner cabinets--most people hate them--dishes go there. Keep food items on straight shelves near where you prepare food.

    Yes, there are great organizer items out there. But you're the key organizer of them all. Send updates when you're done. Good luck!
  • Arletta Sloan
    9 years ago
    A great idea I saw, from IKEA, is to use their towel rail, attached to the ceiling, along with some simple hooks, to hang pans from. It's cheaper than a pot rock, looks nice, and really gets them up and out of the way.
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    Christy Collection International
    2 years ago

    Shelf O Matic to the rescue! Clutter is so distracting and only leads to bigger messes.
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  • Russell McLaurin
    last year

    remove all that clutter and instantly improve your kitchen

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    Get It Moving!
    last year

    I agree. Hire a professional to pull it all out, line it up, sort, downsize and reassign. Then figure out how to best utilize your space.