What’s Keeping You Out of Your Kitchen Cupboards?
While every kitchen has storage space available, countless homeowners find themselves bemoaning a chronic lack of space. However, is the real problem the kitchen itself? Or is it how we use (or don’t use) our kitchens? This article looks at what stops people from getting the optimal use out of their kitchen cupboards, including:
- Too much clutter
- Disorganised space
- Dirty and unappealing storage
Are Cluttered Kitchen Cupboards Bad for My Health?
Are your kitchen cupboards stuffed full of clutter? If you answered ‘yes’ to that question, it could be time to give your kitchen an overhaul. Did you know that a cluttered kitchen could be negatively impacting your health?
A Cluttered Home is Linked to Stress & Depression
A 2010 study conducted by the University of California researched the correlation between the state of female participants’ home, with their mood and stress levels. Findings showed that higher levels of stress and depressed mood were experienced by the women who described their homes as cluttered. Conversely, decreased levels of stress and depression was experienced by the participants who described a restful home environment.
A Chaotic Kitchen Can Cause Overeating & Weight Gain
A 2016 research article looked at the connection between clutter, overconsumption, and mindset. Findings suggest that a cluttered environment and out-of-control mindset can contribute to overeating, specifically of sweet foods.
I Can NEVER Find Anything in My Kitchen Cupboards!
Do you struggle to find what you need in your kitchen cupboards? You may be surprised to realise that, with the right organisation, you suddenly have significantly more storage space available. This can lead to greater peace of mind, and a feeling of being more in-control of your life.
Organisation techniques have been taking the world by storm in recent years, with notable public figures such as Marie Kondo with her KonMari Method. Kondo’s method of organising and tidying up is centred around choosing to keep only those items that bring you joy. Some of the principles of the KonMari Philosophy include:
- Mindfulness and introspection
- Imagine your ideal lifestyle
- Asking yourself “Does it spark joy?”
- Letting go with gratitude
- Reconnecting with nature
Taking the time to go through the contents of your kitchen cupboards is a great opportunity to sort through your belongings and let go of anything that no longer brings you joy. It’s fascinating to see what you uncover when you begin to organise your space – who knows what forgotten items are tucked away in hidden corners?
I’m Scared to Open the Cupboards in My Kitchen…
Yes, life is busy. Work, family, children, life administration – your To Do list can feel never-ending! Unfortunately, cleaning is often one of those chores that gets pushed back, in favour of other, more pressing jobs. Especially cleaning your kitchen cupboards, where their true state of hygiene can be hidden away behind deceptively clean cupboard doors. Hence the saying “out of sight, out of mind.”
Are you afraid of opening your kitchen cupboards, for fear of discovering an overwhelming mess that needs cleaning? You may find yourself only using a small set of the available kitchen equipment, crockery, and utensils, so you don’t have to face the monster lurking in your cupboards.
If this sounds like you, could it be time for an intervention? While it might mean juggling your schedule to free up time to tackle your kitchen cupboards, the end result will be worth it! Emptying out your cupboards for a thorough cleaning will also give you the opportunity to declutter and reorganise in a way that feels good to you.
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If decluttering, organising, and cleaning just isn’t enough to improve your kitchen cupboards – it could be time for a change! Why not opt for a kitchen remodel that works for you and fits the space in your home perfectly? Alternatively, you could simply improve your storage situation with a new set of customised kitchen cupboards from Express Kitchens Brisbane.
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