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9 expert tips for clearing clutter in your kitchen

My husband and daughter love to browse in kitchen stores and regularly come home with “interesting” kitchen gadgets: a spaetzle maker, an apple corer, an egg poacher. Although these tools are admittedly useful, as a professional organizer I cringe at the items that have only one purpose and take up valuable storage space.

Perhaps your kitchen is filled with similar items. I generally do not recommend having such specific equipment in any kitchen, but maybe you use some of these tools quite often. If you have a large space with plenty of storage, that’s no problem. But if you are downsizing to a smaller home or trying to simplify your life, it may be time to rethink your stock. Read on for advice on how to let go of unnecessary culinary items so your kitchen — and you — gain a little breathing room.

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