Here’s a great spring cleaning project – declutter your kitchen cabinets. I did – and what a difference!

I started with my snack cabinet. I had three large, lidded bins that I labeled Sweets, Crackers & Chips, and Dried Fruit & Nuts. Even though the bins were labeled, we would forget what we had in there because the bins were not see-through and the labels were too generic. And I couldn’t always fit everything into the bins.

Recently, I decided to splurge on a set of Oxo Pop-up Containers. Oh. My. Goodness.

I have to admit that I’ve always loved the look of these clear plastic module containers, but thought they were a bit pricey. They are. But now that I have them, I don’t regret spending the money one bit. They really do save room which is especially important to me since storage space is at a premium in our small home. Plus it’s easier to see what I have and, because the containers are airtight, the contents stay fresher, longer.

Here’s a photo of my snack cabinet:

So then, you know what did? I liked these Oxo Pop-up Containers so much that I bought another set to organize my pantry cabinet. Again, I ended up with more room – enough to store my food processor and popcorn maker at the far side, making it easier for me to get to these appliances when I need them. I only use these appliances once or twice a month if that. But where they were before, I had to get down on my hands and knees to get them out. And I’m not getting any younger!


Here’s a photo of my pantry:

I’d already pared down my kitchenware when we sold our home to hit the road as full-time RVers. So I didn’t need to do any decluttering in those cabinets. So that was that. Job done.

What’s in your kitchen cabinets? Are they in need of some decluttering? Yes? Then I have a little gift for you. It’s the Ultimate Kitchen Cabinet Decluttering Checklist. I didn’t create it, but honestly, it reads like a page straight out of my book, Organizing Plain & Simple. I think you’ll find this checklist below very helpful for getting your kitchen in order.

Happy decluttering! Let me know how you make out or if you have any specific questions about decluttering your kitchen cabinets.