Maintaining an organized kitchen is a seemingly never-ending battle against clutter. There’s just something about kitchen counters that make them a magnet for mail, paper pileups, and misplaced items. And kitchen drawers? It’s almost impossible to prevent them from all turning into junk drawers. Fixing the situations will require more than a few well-placed organizers—a thorough decluttering is the first step.
Letting go of things can be hard, so outlined below are 10 things you can get rid of in your kitchen right now, and definitely won’t miss later. Once you toss out those outdated takeout menus and mismatched plastic food containers, you’ll find your kitchen has more counter space, drawer space, and refrigerator room than you ever thought possible.