Task 6 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

The Organised Housewife Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here).

Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52

View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here

My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit


Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks - Task 6

The Plastics Cupboard in the Kitchen

I find it’s the one cupboard that just can’t stay tidy… the plastics cupboard.  I find that when someone’s in a rush and putting away the clean dishes the items get thrown in, not in the right spot, then it looks a mess.  Then the next time dishes are put away things are thrown in again and it gets out of control.

The key to keeping it organised is knowing that really in a rush or not, it only takes a few extra seconds to put items in the correct place, then it stays tidy.  Having a few items to help you keep everything tidy and organised will help, you can see what I use below.

Todays task is to:

  • Look at your cupboard and see what’s not working, eg lids all over the place, baking dishes not stacking properly.
  • Determine what items you don’t need in the cupboard, declutter and purge (please see my definition of purge at the top of the page).
  • Remove everything from the cupboard, grouping like items together.  Eg, baking dishes together, lunch boxes together etc.
  • If needed place a few storage products in your cupboard to help you keep it organised
  • Place items you don’t use often towards the back.
  • When placing items back into the cupboard keep group items together

I pulled out all the items I no longer want in my cupboard, not sure how everything fit in there before

{The Organised Housewife} Organising Tupperware Plastics Cupboard 1

I use two of the Ikea Variera shelf inserts at the back of the cupboard to store items I don’t use often and to easily be able to see whats back there, it also makes it easier to reach and grab. These shelves are super cheap $5.95 each.

{The Organised Housewife} Organising Tupperware Plastics Cupboard 2

I  use this 2 tier basket from Big W to hold all my lids.  Keeps them all contained and tidy.

{The Organised Housewife} Organising Tupperware Plastics Cupboard 4

{The Organised Housewife} Organising Tupperware Plastics Cupboard 3

For all the little bits and pieces such as dip containers and plastic cutlery the kids use for school I keep in this plastic 4 drawer unit, I found this at Bunnings a few years ago.

{The Organised Housewife} Organising Tupperware Plastics Cupboard 5

Finally, I use a basket which I found at the Reject Shop a few years ago to keep all my baking dishes from falling everywhere

{The Organised Housewife} Organising Tupperware Plastics Cupboard 6

What items are you purging from your plastics cupboard today?

I would like to see a photo of your purge pile on Instagram, use the hashtag #declutter52

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 Please join the Declutter Challenge, I truly hope that together we can make a difference in your home


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