If you’re like me the thought of a new year brings hopes for shiny and new beginnings. Part of that includes the kitchen. After all it really is the heart of the home. But the kitchen and pantry tend to get cluttered over time. The disorganization and clutter happens slowly. We become so accustomed to it that we don’t even realize how out of order things have become. Disorganization makes it overwhelming when you’re trying to cook or meal plan.
A fresh start
With the beginning of a new year is a great time to make a fresh start. Time to get rid of everything that’s getting in the way of your organized, healthy kitchen. Once it’s cleaned out, you’ll find it easier to make wonderful, healthy meals to feed yourself and those you love. I love cleaning out my kitchen and always set aside some time in the first week of the year to get things back on track. After all of these years I’ve gotten to a point where it’s quick and super easy. In order to help you enjoy a sparkly fresh start with your kitchen I’ve made this handout. With just 15 items it’s a simple and easy to understand way to get your fridge, freezer, pantry, and kitchen ready to go for the year ahead.
A kitchen cleanout can seem a bit overwhelming if you’ve never done it before. Break the task list down to make it easier on yourself. Set your timer for 30 minutes and go down the list. At the end of 30 minutes you’re done for today (or do another 30 minutes if you’re feeling motivated). With just a few cleanout sessions you’ll be amazed at how organized your kitchen is. Before you know it you’re ready for the year ahead.
You can get free copy of this printable here.