This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for ages and I keep moving it back in my schedule. I have no idea why I keep putting it off (it’s such a simple post about decluttering!) but I decided to bite the bullet and get it up today! So here goes!!
Part of May’s Decluttering Zone was to declutter the “microwave cupboard” (so called as it has the microwave in it. I know! So imaginative!) It seemed like such a big job that I had put it off for ages.
One day when Mr Monkey was home I decided it was about time we got it done. The photo above is the “before” photo. It wasn’t too bad but I didn’t like the way everything was piled on top and the right hand side of the second shelf was a mess with a lot of stuff that we don’t use. I was also hoping to get some of the bigger stuff on the bottom organised (which you can’t see in the above photo).
So, this is halfway through. Unfortunately, Mr Monkey got called out to help his Sous Chef who’s car had broken down and I wasn’t able to do much more without his help. As you can see we moved all of the glasses up on to the top shelf, got rid of a few mugs and moved the remainder on to the 2nd shelf. We also started moving my tea stuff on to that shelf instead of on the kitchen bench.
Once Mr Monkey got home we kept going. You can see the rest of my tea stuff on the second shelf (there is now more on there plus my coffee stuff, a lot of it from T2!). Next to the microwave is things such as the grater and other small implements. Next shelf has salad bowls and other crockery dishes.
The bottom shelf has all of our appliances that we don’t use every day – blender, slow cooker, food processer, pasta machine, scales.
On top of the cupboard is our wooden tray and the bento lunch boxes that we really must use more. There is also a few cupcake trays up there now.
So, it’s not perfect but it’s much more organised and easier to use and keep tidy.
Do you have a similar cupboard in your kitchen that has always needed decluttering? I’d love to hear if you have cleared it out!
By the way, how horrible is the lighting in our kitchen! I hate how the colour of the light and the paint on the walls turns everything yellow at night time. One of the downfalls of renting I suppose!