Declutter Small Appliances {15 Minute Mission}

Today's mission is to declutter small appliances that you use in the kitchen.


How to declutter small appliances in your kitchen, with criteria and things to consider for what to keep versus to get rid of {a #Declutter365 mission on Home Storage Solutions 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest
This mission is designed to be done in conjunction with either the Kitchen Countertop Organization Challenge or the Kitchen Cabinet & Drawer Organization Challenge, depending on where you currently store these appliances.

I think just about all of us have at least one or two appliances, meaning things like blenders, mixers, toaster ovens, crockpots, and more, that we just don't use.

Maybe we got them as a wedding gift, or we really thought we'd use it and splurged to get it, but now it is just collecting dust and wasting precious space in our kitchen.

Today's the day you're going to take a good hard look at all of your appliances and make some decisions about what should stay and what should go.

List of essential and useful kitchen appliances, gadgets and utensils
First start by looking at my list of essential and useful kitchen appliances and gadgets to see what I think are the most important appliances to keep in your kitchen.

I will say, however, I will not be offended in the slightest if you don't use my suggestions and decide something completely different for yourself about what is and is not essential. That's because what is essential equipment for you is so tied to the way you cook, and what you enjoy using, so you will be making some very personal decisions when doing this mission.

However, to make your very personal decision about what to declutter, here are criteria you should consider:
  • How often do you use the appliance? If you haven't used it in a year, seriously consider getting rid of it. Even if you've used it more frequently you may want to declutter it, see the further questions below.

  • Do you have duplicates (including in places beside the kitchen, like an extra in the basement, garage, etc.)? If so, consider keeping on the best one, and decluttering the rest.

  • Does it work, or does it need a major repair? Is it missing parts?

  • Even if you've used it somewhat recently, would something else you already have and use in your kitchen actually perform the same task? If so, do you really need a specialty item, or would something that performs multiple tasks make better sense to keep?
Evaluate each small appliance using these criteria and then you'll be able to decide what to keep versus to get rid of.

Once you've decided what to get rid of you can decide whether to donate or try to sell the appliances you no longer want (or if they should be discarded if they are broken beyond repair). I'd love to hear what you do with these small appliances in the comments below, to give everyone ideas for what to do with them.

In addition, below you'll see pictures from readers who've already done this mission, to show you the big impact it can have in your kitchen to get rid of some of these items. They really do take up a lot of space!

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Since "Small" Appliances Aren't Really That Small Decluttering Makes A Huge Difference

Here's a before and after photo from a reader, Anne, who decluttered her appliance pantry. As you can see from the photos you can see how decluttering can make such a dramatic difference in the space.

It looks awesome Anne!

Before and after photos of an appliance pantry decluttering project as part of the #Declutter365 missions, from a reader, Anne {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

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Are You Ready To Get Rid Of Your Small Kitchen Appliance Clutter?

Here's another before and after photo from a reader, Brandy, who explained that she first decluttered some appliances in her kitchen cabinets during some of the previous missions.

Then, she continued, "besides the ones that were already gone through out of the kitchen cabinets I only had one stand left to do. The bottom toaster oven still works, it just won't stay closed. My husband has said for over a year (maybe 2?) that he will fix it. I'm waiting, and until he does it is now with his things and out of the kitchen!"

Yay, she did a great job too, didn't she?

Now, it is your turn. Are you ready to take on this mission? I hope so. And when you do this mission make sure to send in your photos here and I'll add the best ones to the site!

Are You Ready To Declutter Even More Of Your Home?

declutter 365
When you begin to declutter the feeling you get is contagious, so if you're loving the results you're getting I would encourage you to keep going.

I've got a whole series of 15 minute decluttering missions (eventually 365 of them!) that you can do.

Just pick and choose the ones you want to do, that will make a big impact in your home. But if you want someone else to tell you the order you can also grab the 15 minute daily decluttering mission calendars and follow along as we all get our homes clutter free together!

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Things I Don't Own
by: Anonymous

I do not own a food processor, waffle iron, or big stand mixer.

That said, I use the blender nearly every day, and my small portable mixer is fine for the few tasks I need it for. BTW, I have had it for over 40 years and it has had no repairs.

where I donate
by: Joanne

I give all my donations to amvets (American veterans). They call me about every 4-6 weeks and pick up clothing and small household items right at your front door. Can't be easier.

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