September 28, 2022

I’m a professional organizer – how to declutter your kitchen in under five minutes and things you can throw away instantly

A PRO organizer has shared her top tips for decluttering your kitchen and the things you should throw away immediately.

Organization expert Tracy McCubbin shares her tips for clearing clutter in under five minutes and what you should consistently get rid of to get the most out of your space.

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Tracy McCubbin shares her kitchen decluttering tipsCredit: TikTok/tracymccubbin
Old, broken or burnt kitchen utensils should be discarded

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Old, broken or burnt kitchen utensils should be discardedCredit: TikTok/tracymccubbin

Tracy focuses her TikTok content on decluttering tips and tricks around the house.

Anything you can declutter can be done in less than five minutes.

In a video, she focuses on how to organize kitchen utensils.

From the counter to the multiple drawers, kitchen utensils take up a lot of storage space.

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“Get out all your kitchen utensils, lay them out…Get rid of the burst ones, the burnt ones. Just take a minute and get rid of the kitchen utensils you don’t like,” says Tracy.

For a more organized look, Tracy says you can separate wooden utensils from metal ones.

“Two seconds and it looks instantly organized,” she says.

Next, she moves on to decluttering food storage containers.

The pro organizer captioned the video, “I know every one of you has bottomless or boobless Tupperware.”

And that’s his first piece of advice.

Tracy explains that you need to make sure each piece of Tupperware has a bottom and a lid.

If you can’t find the top or bottom of a container, you should throw it away.

However, this rule does not apply to glass containers as you can line them with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

Additionally, Tracy says companies that make glass Tupperware are more likely to sell replacement lids.

“So if you have glass storage and you’ve lost the lids, replace the lids, give it another life, and keep it out of the landfill,” she suggests.

Although you might not think that’s a problem, Tracy urges viewers to declutter their water bottles.

“Like coffee mugs, we all have too many water bottles. I believe every person in your household has two,” she says.

Following this rule, get rid of the ones you don’t use or like.

If food containers do not have lids, throw them away

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If food containers do not have lids, throw them awayCredit: TikTok/tracymccubbin
Get rid of the water bottles you don't use and only allow each person to have two

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Get rid of the water bottles you don’t use and only allow each person to have twoCredit: TikTok/tracymccubbin