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!
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!
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