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10 Things Pros Say Not to Do When Organizing Your Kitchen

We spoke to Ashley Murphy and Marissa Hagmeyer, co-founders of NEAT Method, to find out how to achieve your organized-kitchen dreams. Here are 10 things these pros wish you’d stop doing in your kitchen.

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Too Many Duplicates

Get rid of anything that’s not functional, and donate whatever’s in usable condition.

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Organize your stuff before you implement storage solutions.

Purchasing Before Organizing

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Not Measuring

This is how to ensure you purchase products that will actually fit. 

Forgetting the Dishwasher

Take into consideration what your path will be when unloading the dishwasher. 

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Under-Categorizing Inventory

Take the time to separate out each category in your kitchen.

Not Having Pantry Bins or Baskets

You can use them to sort by category, keep things labeled, and see when it’s time to replenish.

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Refusing to Purge

If it hasn’t been used three years after its expiration date, it’s wasteful.

Forgoing the Label

That’s the only way to have a system where there are no excuses not to put something away.

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Extra Cleaning Supplies

Consolidate so you don’t have multiple items that do the same job.

Organizing Before a Grocery Trip

Do it after to identify the categories and the space needed to store each one.

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