If you’re like me, over the years you’ve accumulated a stack of pots and pans you don’t need. There are going to be items you use every day (chopping board, frying pan etc) and those items you use once in a while. (if you’ve only used that pasta or bread maker a couple of times in a year, perhaps it’s a good idea to pass it onto someone else)
Items you use regularly need to be easily accessible.
But how much time do you have? If you don't have a week blocked out to concentrate on clearing and decluttering, not to worry. Even a few minutes with a tea towel can help..
Once a Day – Wash up and Wipe all the surfaces. Hot soapy water will do the trick. Make sure you clean your dish cloths and wring out the excess water. You don’t want to know what nasties lurk in unclean nasty washing up cloths. No really, you don't want to know
Once a week – Wipe the fridge shelves, the salad drawers and make sure any unsavoury slightly rotting fruit is discarded. Got a microwave? Pop a wet sponge or cloth in your microwave for 1 minute and wipe the insides.
Once a month – Clean that oven. Or pay someone else to do it for you
Every Six Months – Take stock and reorganise if you need to. Check sell by dates, especially items like herbs and spices. (I found some ginger with a sell by date of 2011 the other day)
Once a year – Look at those items you’ve not used for over 12 months and GET RID OF THEM. The same with duplicate or broken items. Clean the cupboards.
But don’t worry if you come across that never used dinner set inherited from great aunty Don’t be faced with a potential family war if you give it away - look into storage. For the same cost as a latte a day, you can securely store those items perhaps too big for your current home or have sentimental value but you no longer use. Get in touch with Sudbury Secure Storage to see how they can help make your home a sea of calm and organisation