Keep Your Kitchen Clutter-Free With the “One In, One Out” Rule

If we had to pick a single room in our home that’s giving us the most trouble, our kitchen would be the winner by far. It takes a lot of work to keep this area nice and clean, but getting rid of the clutter is even more difficult.

Fortunately, you can tame the mess in your kitchen by applying the “one in, one out” rule.

This decluttering technique suggests you should get rid of something old every time you bring something new into the space. It’s especially practical when it comes to the kitchen because the storage space in this room is extremely limited and most of us completely run out of it after a while.

The “one in, one out” rule should mostly apply to your dishes, since they tend to take up the most space. Every time you get a new pot or pan, feel free to get rid of one you’re no longer using because it’s old or damaged.

You can even expand this policy to your spices and food, and it might even inspire you to be more financially responsible in the long run. You’ll stop buying things you don’t actually need once you know it means you’ll have to get rid of something you already have.