If you are on a quest to get organized, like me, then you really need to start with the kitchen. I always feel so much better when my refrigerator, cabinets, and entire kitchen is de-cluttered.

One of my 'go to' places to find cool things, and get organized, has always been Country Living Magazine. So, I wanted to share some of their tips to get you going on having a more simplified kitchen, and therefore, a much smoother summer. The following list is things that you really need to get rid of right now. Maybe not so easy to let go of some of these, but you're going to feel soooooo much better after you do it!

  • Plastic Containers
  • Crazy Refrigerator Magnets
  • Sentimental, but weird, Coffee Mugs
  • Reusable Shopping Bags
  • All Those Free Things That come with Take Out Dinners
  • Sponges
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • All Purpose Hand Towels
  • Specialty Appliances
  • Lots of Kitchen Knives
  • Expired Food
  • Unused Cookbooks
  • Clutter on the Refrigerator Door
  • Recipes on torn pieces of paper
  • Water Bottles