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Canna Campbell who lives a minimalist lifestyle shares tips for decluttering and organising kitchen

A financial advisor who started living a minimalist lifestyle seven years ago has shared her top tips for decluttering and organising your kitchen space.

Canna Campbell, from Sydney, credits minimalism for helping her keep the family home clean, tidy, organised and clutter-free after she decided to live with less stuff.

In a new YouTube video, the mum-of-two said her journey into minimalism all started in her kitchen after she simplified the ‘busiest room’ in her home.

‘This gave me back so much energy, efficiency and most importantly saved me lots of money and time with the family,’ she said.

Canna Campbell (pictured), from Sydney, who started living a minimalist lifestyle seven years ago has shared her top tips for decluttering and organising your kitchen space

The mum-of-two said her journey into minimalism all started in her kitchen after she simplified the 'busiest room' in her home

The mum-of-two said her journey into minimalism all started in her kitchen after she simplified the ‘busiest room’ in her home

Maintain matching kitchen sets

To ensure you have a well-organised kitchen, Canna said you need to maintain matching kitchen sets, including cookware, cutlery and food storage containers.

So you need to get rid of any mismatched items.

‘I’m really strict on this one – having matching plates, glasses and cutlery will make your life so much easier when it comes to quickly, easily and efficiently putting things away,’ she said.

‘Everything neatly sits on top of each other, looks tidy and organised – and it also adds a sense of harmony and balance. It looks so much easier on the eye when you open all your drawers and fridge.’

To ensure you have a well-organised kitchen, Canna said you need to maintain matching kitchen sets, including cookware, cutlery and food storage containers

To ensure you have a well-organised kitchen, Canna said you need to maintain matching kitchen sets, including cookware, cutlery and food storage containers

Get rid of any mismatched items. By having matching cookware, Canna said every item neatly sits on top of each other, making them look tidy and organised

Get rid of any mismatched items. By having matching cookware, Canna said every item neatly sits on top of each other, making them look tidy and organised

The financial advisor only has matching kitchenware in her home, including glasses

The financial advisor only has matching kitchenware in her home, including glasses

Canna said it's worth investing in a kitchen appliance that replaces more than one gadget as this 'creates so much more space in the kitchen'. She said her Thermomix replaces up to 20 gadgets in her kitchen

Canna said it’s worth investing in a kitchen appliance that replaces more than one gadget as this ‘creates so much more space in the kitchen’. She said her Thermomix replaces up to 20 gadgets in her kitchen

Embrace multi-functional gadgets

Canna said it’s worth investing in a kitchen appliance that replaces more than one gadget as this ‘creates so much more space in the kitchen’. 

‘It’s going to be so much easier to clean and maintain. This is why I love my Thermomix because it actually replaces up to 20 different kitchen gadgets,’ she said.

‘I was able to get rid of so many items in my kitchen – and sell them to the secondhand economy. So you able to get rid of a whole pile of kitchen gadgets that are taking up so much space on your shelves.’

Regularly declutter 

Canna said it’s important to declutter cupboards and drawers regularly.

‘Whenever you discover there’s something you’re simply not using and feels frustrating every time you look at it, just let it go,’ she said.

‘There is no point wasting space in your kitchen because remember the more stuff you’ve got in the kitchen, the harder it is to maintain and the longer it’s going to take to keep it clean, organised and tidy.’

She said it’s good to go through your pantry regularly to remove any expired items. 

‘As you are discovering there’s food that’s expired or you don’t actually use anymore or like anymore, simply let it go.

‘When you go through and regularly declutter, you’ll find things you could potentially reuse, it will actually save you money and also encourage you to eat up all the bits in your home which will reduce landfill.’

By creating a well-organised space, Canna said everyone is likely to keep the kitchen in order

By creating a well-organised space, Canna said everyone is likely to keep the kitchen in order

Repurpose ingredients in multiple ways

Canna said there are simple ways to substitute a missing ingredient in your recipe with other alternatives in your pantry without having to return to the supermarket.

‘The other day I was baking, I needed almond flour but I didn’t actually have any. However I had almonds and within seconds, I was able to make my own almond flour simply by putting the almonds into my Thermomix and blending it,’ she explained.

‘The same goes for caster sugar that can quickly and easily be turned into icing sugar. This saves me so much time and energy because I’m not going back and forth to the supermarket all the time.’

She said the kitchen bench should only have gadgets you use regularly - while keeping other appliances tucked away in cupboards

She said the kitchen bench should only have gadgets you use regularly – while keeping other appliances tucked away in cupboards

For maintaining a minimalistic kitchen, Canna suggested keeping benchtops clutter-free and only display items you use regularly

For maintaining a minimalistic kitchen, Canna suggested keeping benchtops clutter-free and only display items you use regularly

Keep benchtops clutter-free

For maintaining a minimalistic kitchen, Canna suggested keeping benchtops clutter-free and only display items you use regularly.

‘It makes it quick and easy to clean your kitchen and maintain a sense of minimalism. I will only have on my kitchen benchtops what I love, value, use and appreciate. Everything else is simply and neatly stored away,’ she said. 

‘This definitely creates a sense of harmony and tranquility in my kitchen.’

By creating a well-organised space, everyone is likely to keep the kitchen in order. 

‘When we have a clutter-free surface space in our home no matter what room we’re in, everyone else seems to do the right thing because they feel inspired to help maintain that sense of tranquility, calmness and organisation in our home,’ she said. 

‘It’s a place where you come to connect with your family and friends and you can do so on a deeper, more meaningful level because you don’t have the distractions of clutter, mess and disorganisation in your kitchen anymore when you embrace a minimalistic kitchen.’

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