It’s Time To Clear Out Your Kitchen Cabinets
What is the current state of your kitchen cabinets? Truthfully now – do you enjoy a tidy, spacious and well-organised kitchen that’s quite simply a pleasure to be in? Or is your kitchen submersed in a state of chaos and confusion that you avoid at all costs? It’s safe to say that when navigating your kitchen is an unpleasant activity, now is the time to make a change!
Kitchen cabinets are extremely handy – without them, where else would you frantically hide the culinary clutter before visitors arrive? Unfortunately, when they’re dirty, untidy and jam-packed with junk, using your kitchen quickly becomes an unwelcome experience.
Yet for many of us, the very thought of conducting any kind of clear-out invokes heart palpitations. And let’s be honest, nobody enjoys the task of cleaning their kitchen cabinets! Nevertheless, there are some definite benefits to be had when you work up the courage to give your kitchen cabinets a much-needed overhaul…
What’s Living In Your Kitchen Cabinets?
This can be a tough question to answer when you can’t see past the first few items in any of your kitchen cabinets! Taking the time to organise this space provides a fantastic opportunity to inventory your kitchen stock. You may discover equipment, cutlery, utensils, and food items that you had entirely forgotten. Consequently, there’s a distinct possibility that you’re in possession of a variety of duplicates – or is your ownership of three cheese graters deliberate?
When you remove everything from the kitchen cabinets so as to give them a proper clean, you may need more spray’n’wipe than anticipated. Your cupboards may be ‘alive’, thanks to accidental food spills and leakages in a warm / damp environment – the perfect conditions for mould to flourish. Especially in those dark and awkward corners that always manage to escape the occasional cursory wipe-down. Vanishing this unwanted tenant is an important part of maintaining good health and hygiene in your home.
Despite the uncomfortable side of housekeeping, cleanliness is indeed next to godliness, and a sparkling clean kitchen is no exception. Not to mention the immense satisfaction of finally checking that chore off your household to-do list!
Feng Shui Your Kitchen Cabinets
The ancient art and science of feng shui teaches how to use and arrange your space to effect the greatest level of health, wellbeing and prosperity. Feng shui considers the kitchen to be the most important room as the heart of the household which provides the nourishment of life. The practice of feng shui dates back over 6,000 years in Chinese culture, and is becoming increasingly renown and utilised in the western world.
An example of this is Marie Kondo, bestselling author of “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” and creator of the KonMari Method. Inspired by feng shui, the popularity of her teachings with audiences around the world makes it clear that she’s on to something! Having a tidy and well-organised home (your kitchen cabinets included) can bring increased joy in life as part of the practice of mindfulness and introspection.
Preparing For Your Kitchen Renovation
Last but not least, if a kitchen renovation is on the cards, clearing out your kitchen cabinets is the perfect preparation. Not only will it make moving into your new kitchen much easier, but it also gives you the chance to let go of any kitchen clutter that you no longer need. Instead of throwing things out, you can donate the unwanted items to your local goodwill store where they can be reused and recycled.
If a kitchen renovation has been on your wishlist forever, Express Kitchens Brisbane have the solution you need! Our kitchens are custom designed to fit your available space, and are built in our local Narangba factory. With more than 2 decades of industry experience, we have honed our craft in order to provide superior quality at affordable prices.
To learn more about how Express Kitchens can help turn your dream kitchen into a reality, contact us today on 1800 675 605 to book your free consultation.
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