The right kitchen gadgets can make cooking significantly easier and less stressful. And there are true non-negotiables such as your microwave or coffee machine. But if you’re like me, I’ve always wanted cool kitchen & cooking devices and I have so MUCH kitchen stuff. So, I had to share this post about signs that it’s time to downsize your kitchen gadgets!
But too many kitchen gadgets can be a problem. Not only do they take up precious storage space, but they can make your kitchen appear cluttered. Most of us are limited by the amount of space to display or store everything.
So, the question is, how do you know when your collection of kitchen gadgets has crossed the line into “too many” territory?
A recent article from realtor.com outlined clear indicators that it’s time to downsize your kitchen collection, including:
- You have gadgets you don’t use. Many people buy kitchen appliances they think they will use or should use (like a juicer or air fryer). But then they just end up collecting dust on their kitchen counter. If you have gadgets you never use taking up space in your kitchen, it’s time to get rid of them.
- You have gadgets you can’t identify. Having kitchen gadgets you don’t use is a major waste of space. But having kitchen gadgets you can’t even identify? That’s even worse. If you’re in the dark about what a gadget is, what it does, or when you’d use it, it doesn’t belong in your kitchen.
- You have mini-versions of your favorite gadgets. Mini appliances have become more popular in recent years. But if you have a full-sized version of a kitchen gadget (like a waffle maker or blender), you don’t need a mini-version.
Over the holiday break, I did sorting in my kitchen. I sure didn’t need a 3 mini choppers. And I realized that I had never used an electric pie pocket maker and that got donated. So I did some sorting and downsized my kitchen collection. I hope you love your kitchen space too! Let me know if you have any friends that might be needing a home with better kitchen space !! I welcome any referral you send my way.