Your Dream Kitchen: Declutter and Redecorate in Just Four Weeks

And we're off!

Yesterday's post introduced you to the core concepts and your first assignment: A clean sink. It also got you to start paying attention to those areas where things may have a tendency to get stuck (bogs, as I call them). Places where things slow down. The dishes can often be a bog for a lot of people.

While doing the dishes may not become a habit overnight, if it's an issue for you, we can start to change that. I think it's one of the most important habits to develop because the kitchen is the heart of your home, and the kitchen sink is the heart of your kitchen. If it's getting stuck, a lot of other areas will likely get stuck too.

Here's what we'll be doing this month for the decluttering challenge! 

Week 1: Prep

This week is about prepping to declutter. What does that mean? It means:

  • Keeping your kitchen sink tidy

  • Working on doing the dishes

  • Clearing the surfaces and floors

  • Taking out the trash and recycling

It doesn’t have to be immaculate. We are just clearing the way for Week 2 (and probably 3).

Weeks 2 and 3: Getting Into the Guts

This week, we are going to look inside those cupboards, pull open those drawers, and have a good look inside. We are going to declutter your:

  • Cupboards

  • Drawers

  • Under the sink

  • Fridge! Yes, the fridge!

So you can see why it’s going to be important to start with a reasonably clean space. This will take up the bulk of the month.

Weeks 3 and 4: Rebuild and Redecorate

Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time to rebuild. This week is about taking a good look at your space and deciding if everything feels like it’s in the right spot. Maybe certain things should go in drawers that were in cupboards, or vice versa. Maybe things are in the right spot but you need some tools to make better use of space.

I’ll help you think about:

  • Design ideas

  • Organization hacks

  • Ways to feel more in control of your space.

By the end of the month, you’ll be that much closer to having your comfy, cozy kitchen.

Keep up the good work! And remember, be kind to yourself in this process.

How is everyone doing so far?


Thank you to Brooke Lark on Unsplash for her beautiful photo!