Of course, you can do the mission whenever you want or need in your kitchen.
Whenever you do it though, I promise you're going to really love the results.
This mission is pretty simple, and applies to the following types of items: kitchen utensils, such as wooden spoons and spatulas, small cooking equipment like tongs, peelers and whisks, kitchen knives, measuring cups and spoons, as well as mixing bowls, and small kitchen gadgets of all varieties.
I know it can be a bit confusing deciding if something is a "gadget" or an "appliance," and honestly it's not a big deal which day you declutter these things -- it will all happen some time very soon anyway if you continue to work through the Declutter 365 missions. In my brain I've separated the declutter appliance day from the declutter utensil day by deciding electric items
will be decluttered with appliances, and non-electric items will be decluttered today, with the utensils and gadgets.
Easy things to declutter today include anything broken or heat warped, since there is no point in keeping things that don't work.
In addition, you may want to declutter duplicates of items, keeping your favorite or the one that works best and getting rid of the rest.
Further, consider getting rid of utensils or gadgets that only have one function if a multi-functional tool will do the same thing.
As always, also get rid of items you haven't used or needed in over 6 months to a year, or things you don't actually have room to store. That means if you've only got one kitchen drawer for utensils, you've got to keep decluttering the space until everything you keep fits into that space, with the drawer easily opening and closing.
Below I've got lots of pictures from readers who've already done this mission to show you how much decluttering these types of items will positively impact your kitchen, and get you excited to tackle this task for yourself!
Top photo courtesy of a reader, Cassie, and before and after photo collage courtesy of a reader, Mei-Li
Before & After Photos From Readers Who've Done This Mission
Lots of readers have done this mission and sent in some remarkable before and after photos to show their results.
Above are photos from a reader, Bonita. She did a great job, didn't she?
The photos above are from a reader, Jane, She said, "Got a big bag of donations out of 15 minutes of work, and while I was cleaning the drawers, I washed the fronts and handles also. This is an overwhelming chore I will NEVER do all at one time. So today, three drawer fronts got scrubbed very clean."
Here's another set of before and after photos, this time from a reader, Samantha.
Finally, above are two photos sent in by a reader, Mary. She said, "This is my kitchen gadget drawer before," and "wonderfully decluttered after."
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!